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McRae Art Studios opens its door's for annual Holiday Open House

Orlando’s oldest and largest professional artist collective, McRae Art Studios is opening its doors this weekend, as it hosts its annual Holiday Open House.

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Don’t miss out on Art & Starlight, the McRae Art Studios 2023 Holiday Open House taking place this weekend at McRae Art Studios, Arlington Arts Building, 1000 Arlington Street Orlando.

On Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, from 6 - 9 pm each night, you’ll get to see works like this from John Whipple and tour the studio where he paints, builds sculptures, and dreams up quirky projects that tickle his creative funny-bone.

John is one of the founding members of McRae. Along with the other 21 artists who are part of this collective, he hopes you’ll attend our Holiday Open House to tour the Main Gallery, visit artist studios, and add your sparkle to the festivities.

You can take a chance on a fabulous raffle prize — a gallery wall of over 20 4”x4” pieces created by our Member Artists. Plus we’ll have a donation bar, a wishing tree, holiday ornaments, and more!

McRae Art Studios Orlando Holiday Open House

McRae Art Studios, Central Florida’s largest artist collective, was founded 31 years ago by George and Marty Whipple in 1987 in Orlando to provide affordable studio space for fine artists. After three moves in Orlando and an 18-year stay in Winter Park, the group has returned to its roots in Orlando, at 1000 Arlington Street. McRae’s new facility is a freshly renovated 10,000-square-foot building with studios for 23 working artists, plus space for classes, workshops, exhibitions, and rental for meetings and special functions. McRae has partnered with ArtReach Orlando, which will use a small area for art programs for under-served children.

McRae Art Studios Orlando

McRae artists admit new members through a jury process, ensuring high artistic quality and diversity. Its members regularly win top awards in competitions and art festivals and are featured in group exhibitions at Orlando City Hall, Crealde School of Art, and museums and galleries in Florida and beyond.

McRae artists work in painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics and photography. Their subjects include landscape, portraiture, still life, abstraction, fantasy and surrealism.

Throughout the year the group also hosts open houses where thousands of visitors and art collectors stroll through McRae’s studios, meet the artists and purchase art. As a collective, McRae has produced shows with Leesburg Center for the Arts, Brevard Museum of Art, Orlando Museum of Art (First Thursday Show), Casselberry City Hall (Artists Program), Maitland Art Center, and Winter Park Public Library, and more. We are always open to new venues for group showings.

McRae Art Studios is a front door to the careers and businesses of a diverse group of talented artists. Our true light shines from the work each of us creates. We encourage you to contact us individually or as a group. Private showings of the studio are available by appointment.

McRae Art Studios Orlando

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