Art has always been part of what we do at Wekiva Island. If you look at the beauty of our location, it isn’t hard to imagine that it inspires creation of some beautiful things!
That, along with our owner’s love of art, inspired us to open our own art gallery near Orlando a few years ago. Since then, we’ve introduced some exciting new art events at Wekiva Island, plus continued with some of your favorites.
From our monthly Wine & Paint event and the yearly tradition of Wekiva Paint Out to some incredible gallery shows and artist demonstrations, we have had an amazing 2023 at Gallery CERO. And we’re not stopping here!
Here are just a few of the Orlando art events we’re looking forward to in 2024.
In 2023, Gallery CERO has played host to some awesome exhibitions, including an ode to pastels, a show spotlighting our local nature, and a photography feature. It’s only fitting that we will kick off 2024 with a showcase of a different medium—printmaking. From Jan. 6 to Feb. 23, 2024, the works of printmakers from six Florida counties will be on display at the gallery for the Ink Impressions show. They draw on a variety of techniques, with many using wood or linoleum, and much of the work we will display has a nature theme. We can’t wait to share it with you!
Artist demonstration series
We kicked off our artist demonstration series in 2023, and with an incredible reception, we’ve decided to keep it rolling in 2024. Once a month, we have been shining a spotlight on a special artist at Gallery CERO. These artists give a live demonstration of how their pieces come to life, showcasing some of their signature techniques, tips and tricks. For artists and art lovers alike, it’s an eye-opening experience. Join us in 2024 to see Scott Hiestand, Elisabeth Ferber, Barbara Ortiz and more. Head to Gallery CERO’s website and sign up for the newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest and be first to get tickets.
Wekiva Paint Out
It’s the art event we wait for all year! The Wekiva Paint Out will return for its 18th year from Feb. 26 to March 2. This event brings in world-class artists from around the country to stay at Wekiwa Springs State Park and paint at the park, the Island and around the area for the week. Guests can watch them work and tour the gallery at Wekiva Island plus attend special events like our Live Auction and All-Inclusive Gala. Gallery CERO will also celebrate with an exhibition of Paint Out works through May. Another beautiful part of this event? Proceeds go to the Wekiva Wilderness Trust and Keep Seminole Beautiful to help protect the Wekiva River and preserve it for generations to come!
Wildlife Photography Show
We’re closing out the first half of 2024 and keeping the fun going with a shift to photography. From June 8 to August 25, Gallery CERO will feature wildlife photography from the Wilderness Photography Foundation. Their traveling show, Nature’s Generosity, includes the work of some of the best nature photographers in the southeast, plus a group of special, nationally recognized nature photographers. It will show viewers wildlife through a new artistic lens and leave them inspired to be a warrior for conservation.
See something you like? Be sure to mark your calendar for these art events near Orlando and join us. We are proud to serve as an outlet for some incredible Florida artists and artists from around the country, and we know our gallery is one of the most unique in Central Florida.
We look forward to a creative new year with you.