by Jacki Mick
In case you missed all the build-up leading up to the event and the gleeful pics on our social media (and in our galleries), our first annual Artlando was a roaring success. Yeah, we had a bit of (OK, a lot of) rain, but we didn't let it dampen out party! We still had exactly what we dreamed of: a day full of local artists showcasing their craft to the absolute best of their ability. We had painters, charcoal artists, chalk artists, dancers, bands, puppets and even science!
At the end of the daytime portion of events, we gave out awards to visual artists who were participating in the live art competition. Here are the winners:
Here's a look at their winning work.
German Lemus with his Best of Show piece:
Best of Show runner-up Sabel Robinson with some of her work:
Boy Kong and his Artist's Choice-winning work:
German Lemus' winning Orlando City Lion:
Photo by Jacki Mick
Chris Tobar with his Orlando Weekly pick-winning piece: