To celebrate the return of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, AbracadaBar is hosting wine glass painting sessions throughout the month of September.
Guests at SeaWorld Orlando on May 23 and 24 will get a rare opportunity to witness a world-class artist in action, as renowned marine conservationist Guy Harvey paints a giant mural in the park’s new realm, Shark Wreck Reef. [Read more…]
Orlando’s Art & Wellness Expo is set for this Saturday, May 16, at Artegon Marketplace on International Drive. [Read more…]
You’ve seen her in bubbles and you’ve seen her without pants, but you’ve never seen Lady Gaga quite like this – covered in gumdrops, licorice and M&M’s.
Lady Gaga is just one of an all-star lineup of new celebrity portraits made entirely from candy, commissioned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
In this one of a kind work of art, Lady Gaga’s lovely locks are made from yellow licorice. There’s no blue suede on this Elvis – but there are hundreds of blue M&M’s. Michael Jackson thrills in multiple flavors – one portrait captures his essence with M&M’s, while another uses licorice and gumdrops. And our candy Beyonce looks good enough to – well, let’s just says she looks good enough to stare at and admire.
The Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Elvis portraits will feel right at home in their new surroundings – new Ripley’s Candy Stores that have been added to several Ripley’s attractions around the country. Beyonce and Marilyn Monroe will hang in the lobby of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Orlando.
The portraits were created by Mexico City artist Enrique Ramos who previously has done several pieces for Ripley’s. Picasso may have had his blue period, but Ramos is now experiencing his “sweet” period. These portraits are 100% candy, and include Gummy Bears, licorice, Fruit by the Foot, M&M’s, after-dinner mints and candy hearts.
As Beyonce says, “Put a Ring (pop) on It.” [Read more…]
A new vendor has opened up in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. Located near Disney’s Pin Traders, Hand Art Memories lets customers place their handprint on paper, then an artist transforms the handprint into a picture. For example, your fingers may turn into a pirate’s beard or a princess dress, but they don’t offer official Disney characters.
They have set designs to choose from but the artist can also customize your picture. They offer holiday designs such as Santa Claus and reindeer. They’ll have special designs for other holidays as well. The new business is run by Enjoy Your Face, the same company that runs the face painting booths in most of the Orlando area theme parks.
Hand Art Memories replaces a vendor that was selling angel art. Another long-time Marketplace business that offered wood carvings has also closed down. No other vendor has replaced their location yet.