Saturday, February 4, 2017
Vinyl Arts Bar, (75 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida 32801) is located next to a tattoo parlor near Orange Avenue. A group of artists spent the night painting in an artistically nurturing environment with other like-minded individuals where they can network and inspire one another. Expect all original works.
Those who weren't artists got to see artists at work, and watch the creativity happen. Tables each sported hookahs for smoke, And the bar offered wine to sip. The evening was about chilling, networking. And getting to see art being created. t he evening was hosted by Swirlz and Diego Inkusual. With Christmas the corner there were a couple of elfs in the crowd besides the standard sleek black dresses.
I arrived at the designated start time which was early for this art crowd. The place was deserted. I ordered a beer and sat on a couch to start blocking in the sketch. Slowly artists started to arrive and set up easels. One artist recognized me, and we chatted for a bit. In the front room, artists were painting on vinyl records. Each circular painting would the be hung up front where they were illuminated by black light to make the paintings glow. I want to return to sketch the unique side room which each have a unique colored lighting scheme. A digital sketch would be the best way to capture the strange glow.