Actor Josh "Olaf the Snowman" Gad will be hosting a story reading session every night during the quarantines for children online. The actor, who you'll recognize from the Frozen series, Beauty and the...
"Hey Bungalower, do you know what's up with all the "Protect Yo Heart" messages that have been spray painted all over the downtown sidewalks? Thanks!" - Lisa Ngai Protect Yo Heart Day is a community art event by New York...
Both Orange County and the City of Orlando have declared a State of Emergency and are shutting down any events that would attract 250 people or more in an effort to stimy the spread of the coronavirus....
The City of Winter Park is seeking an artist and/or architect/designer to submit proposals for artwork along the I-4 corridor. The initiative is part of the I-4 Ultimate Art Endowment Program that we...
Design selection by the Public Art Advisory Board was approved by the City Commission last month for a large-scale sculpture that will be installed at the new I-4 Ultimate on-ramp in Winter Park.
A new selfie warehouse is being built-out on West Church Street in the Parramore District in Downtown Orlando. The new 4,500 SF Wall Crawl (Website) photo studio, located at 1016 W. Church...
1010 HAS SINCE REOPENED AS OF DECEMBER 2018. MORE INFO HERE. The City of Orlando has placed "condemned" notices on the popular Parramore event venue, 1010 West (Website). 1010 West, named after it's address of 1010 W. Church Street , is a...
Happy Fourth of July, Orlando. In an effort to make this a fun, safe, and memorable holiday we've rounded up some of the best events and tips to get through this crazy day. But first, let's take a minute to...
Poo-Pourri (Website), the toilet spray company that helps you avoid smelly embarrassment in public restrooms, is touring the world with a giant inflatable poo installation and they're bringing it to Lake Eola this weekend.
The City's newly launched flag redesign contest has moved on to its second phase. The Flag Design Committee has selected their favorite designs from all of the submitted options. The public will now rank them, via votes. The Committee...
A former water storage tank turned "castle" is being given away for free on Craigslist. The 9x8 foot tall structure sits on an 8x8 foot plywood platform and has been used as a playhouse, but, as the seller notes, could...
The City of Orlando's flag re-design contest attracted over 1,000 submissions, from around the world, including Belgium and Canada. Although the top ten submissions have already been chosen, we asked for permission from the Mayor's office to sort through the...
Jim Philips, host of the Philips Phile on Real Radio 104.1, announced on air that he would be delaying his retirement. This follows an announcement in June that he would be retiring in January, 2018 after 30 years of...
The Milk District hybrid coffee shop/package store/watering hole we've been talking about for years is finally set to open this Saturday, October 20. Whippoorwill Beer House and Package Store (Website) is a new craft beer and wine shop that is opening...
EDIT: To be clear, any quotes in the post below are not our own. They are pulled directly from the Smart Growth America study.    "Orlando’s project faced significant resistance, especially from people who care more about their speed than others’...
Following a recent article by the Orlando Business Journal, Orlando Museum of Art senior management has confirmed a possible move outside of the downtown area and possibly to Lake Nona. News of a possible move for the museum is nothing new, as they...
Leu Gardens (Website) has been heavily damaged from the recent Hurricane Irma. Due to what appears to have been some sort of microburst/tornado occurrence, dozens of trees have been leveled and the historic Leu House has also been damaged. The Director...
Team Market Group, the family-run company behind popular downtown venues Celine Orlando (Website) and Mathers Social Gathering (Website) will open their latest endeavor, The Robinson Cocktail Room (Website), on Friday, January 4. The new modern cocktail room will be bringing...
The latest location of the growing Washburn Imports retail family is finally set to open in Winter Park on Thursday, March 7. The hybrid retail/bar concept will open their newest outpost in Winter Park...
You may be familiar with local architect Ryan Young from previous I Wish This Was ...  columns that he's done with us. Young is an architect and founder of leading design and construction group Interstruct Inc, which is responsible for projects like...
The Friends of the Satanic Temple - Central Florida (Facebook) will host a special one-night craft/art market in Thornton Park on Saturday, February 8. The Dark Crafts Carnival will take place 7 p.m....
The onePULSE Foundation has released six conceptual designs that are on the table for their National Pulse Memorial and Museum project. The designs, attached below, will also be on display at the Orange...
The current owner of the two story office building that houses the Gallery at Avalon Island (Website) has decided to donate it to the City of Orlando. The Queen Anne-style Rogers building is owned by Ford W. Kiene, Chairman of City...
A 7x34 aluminum gypsy trailer/tiny house is for sale on Craigslist, HERE. The trailer was originally used as a six-hourse slant before being renovated into this interesting abode. The interior features patterned wallpaper, storage, antique cabinetry, and its own restroom -...
PROMO: Team Market Group, the brains behind Mather’s Social Gathering (Website) are opening a new performance and event right next door at 22 S. Magnolia Avenue . The three-story Celine Orlando (Website) is currently still being built out in the former...