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Artegon Marketplace to celebrate first anniversary with special events all week

by Banks Lee

Artegon Marketplace Orlando

Artegon Marketplace will be holding a week-long line-up of free admission festivities and signature events to celebrate its first anniversary Nov. 16 to Nov. 21.

Artegon’s Anti-Ordinary First Anniversary Spectacular kicks off on Monday Nov. 16, 2015 with a free wine stroll and tasting of more than 10 varieties of vino with a special guest appearance by one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. The festivities continue nightly with special events for every age, from a movie night to family food truck rally, and culminates on Nov. 21 with a free live concert hosted by Orlando hometown favorite, Joey Fatone from N’SYNC.

Here’s the line-up of festivites:

MONDAY, NOV. 16, 6-9 p.m.
Sip. Stroll. Shop.
During this signature event, Wine Stroll guests will meander by wine tasting stations scattered throughout the entire center. Shoppers can sample more than 10 varieties paired with bite-sized morsels that perfectly enhance each wine – all for free (while supplies last). Sip and stroll through the center while enjoying live Jazz and Flamenco music. As you’re sauntering from station to station, you might just bump into New Jersey Housewife Melissa Gorga. Be among the first 150 shoppers in line at the anniversary edition of the Wine Stroll and receive a commemorative Artegon-embossed stemless wine glass.

The ARTegon Co-op is popping up at Artegon Marketplace.
An anti-ordinary art-oriented pop-up shop is celebrating its arrival at Artegon through an Opening Gala, spearheaded by Orlando’s own Justin Skip Skipper and Chris Tobar Rodriguez. Opening festivities involve appetizing foods and bubbly drinks (while supplies last) plus live music by DJ BMF.

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 5-7 p.m.
The Art of Beer
Sample and savor more than 10 styles of Florida craft beers (while supplies last). The first 150 guests in attendance will enjoy their brewskis from a commemorative Artegon-embossed glass mug. Use the mug to try out one, three or all 10 of the craft beers. What else goes well with beer? Food and music! Enjoy discounted meals from Artegon food vendors while kicking back to the Smoking Torpedoes. Real Radio 104.1 talk show host Dirty Jim will make an appearance and give away prizes to local loyal fans. And that’s not all. Former Orlando Magic basketball player Nick Anderson will be there.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Come watch the most eagerly awaited movie of the year and celebrate the Cinemark Theatre’s renovation at Artegon Marketplace. Check out The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2 at Cinemark Artegon. Let the battle commence on an extra-large, ceiling-to-ceiling screen with custom sound, all in the comfort of stadium seating. 

THURSDAY, NOV.  19, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Prize Day, All Day
The  center is giving away prizes every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to lucky shoppers. Prizes include gift cards to a number of Artegon’s new retailers and artisans, free meals at the center’s eateries, free movie passes – and other unexpected surprises throughout the day. In order to win the prizes, shoppers must be present.

FRIDAY, NOV.  20, 5-9 p.m.
Food Truck Family Night
Bring the entire family to Food Truck Family Night on Friday and taste the offerings of local gourmet food trucks, with selections cooked fresh right on the spot. Shoppers who spend $20 or more during the eventwill receive a $5 Food Truck Buck to spend at any food truck of their choice that evening. Enjoy meet-and-greet opportunities with mascots UCF’s Knightro, Solar Bears’ Shades, Orlando Magic’s Stuff, three Orlando Predators dancers, and Orlando City’s street team.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 11. a.m. – 9 p.m.
Artegon’s Festival of Music
The grand finale of Artegon’s Anti-Ordinary Anniversary Week Spectacular is Artegon’s Festival of Music, including all-time favorites and up-and-coming recording artists and entertainers. Hosted by Joey Fatone, the entire community is invited to experience the stylings of the following recording superstars and entertainers at this free concert. The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. with local entertainers, followed by a DJ getting everyone into the groove at 4 p.m. and headliners at 5 p.m. Sample from a variety of food trucks presented by Food Truck Crazy. Shoppers who spend $20 or more during the eventwill receive a $5 Food Truck Buck to spend at any food truck of their choice that evening. Meet and greets with select artists will be available. Check out Artegon Marketplace’s website and Facebook events page for dates, times and details. 

List of performers includes:
Samantha Mumba
Judy Torres
Aaron Carter
Before You Exit
Rob Base

Check Artegon.com for updates on all anniversary week events dates, times and locations. 

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