Art, Events

Local Love: Rethinking Homelessness in Orlando

When: Fri., June 5, 3-9 p.m. 2015

For a city and a mayor that have taken so much well-deserved flack for jumping on the bandwagon of banning homeless feeding in NIMBY cul de sacs (or even at Lake Eola), it’s great to see Mayor Buddy Dyer out front supporting this event, presented by Macbeth Photography. Playing off the recent “#rethinkhomelessness” meme – wherein we are all reminded that people without homes are not stereotypes, generally, but nice people suffering from the income inequality that stains our collective era – this downtown First Friday event offers participants the chance to be photographed nearest their gerrymandered segments of Orlando holding signs and kindly expressing philanthropy where philanthropy is needed. Local artist Nathan Selikoff (you may know him from his Local Notebooks series) is involved as are a gaggle of talented folk who give a damn. Come on downtown, get your picture taken, donate some money, love a little. It feels good. – Billy Manes

Price: $20