Independent Bar is a multi-leveled nightclub with state-of-the-art sound and lights. They feature three bars, each with its own unique style; two dance floors, offering separate genres of music; and cafe´ style sidewalk seating, allowing customers to mingle with the ebb and flow of downtown Orlando. It is located on the corner of Washington and Orange, (70 N. Orange Ave
I arrived on a typical weeknight. The bar was full as was the dance floor. My friends danced while I sketched. Landmines and interplanetary orbs hing from the ceiling. The place got more packed as I sketched. A few people grew suspicious of me standing quietly sketching but they were fine once they saw what I was up to. I imagine the art on display must be permanent since it was hung so high.
With the sketch done, I watched people on the dance floor for a while, but I wasn't tempted to dance myself. I imagined my art supply bag would be a problem to keep track of. For Dina Peterson and the others this was the first stop for the evening. They planned to crawl between a number of the clubs up Orange Avenue. I depend on others to introduce me to Orlando's nigh life which offers so many sketching opportunities. I decided I had enough excitement for the night and I went home.