Art² Art Park – Opening 2023
The City of Orlando recently granted final approval to an Ascend concept – a new interactive Art Park, called Art² (“Art Squared”). We are beyond thrilled!
In 2017, The City of Orlando posted a request for the first “privatized public park” for downtown Orlando. The team at The City Beautiful reviewed creative concepts from submissions across the world.
We were honored that our interactive park design was the winning selection!
We won the bid on our first park design ever! How cool is that?!
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The Ascend team has had a blast working with so many talented teams on the Art² project! The leaders at Downtown Orlando are amazing and fully support the vision to amplify the Art community in Orlando. And the GAI Consultant team and their epic network of vendors have enhanced our original Art Park design, bringing our vision into reality.
Back in 2017 when we submitted our design, our main focus was to create a space that truly shows the rest of the world how talented and amazing Orlando is.
We wanted to create a space that would bring visitors from the theme parks into Downtown to experience the real Orlando.
Orlando entertains the world at our theme parks, but the real magic comes from the creative people who design those experiences. Come hang where the creators hang out and see what Orlando is really all about!
Get inspired by our city’s creative and tech-driven leaders who call our city home. We want all of our friends and neighbors to be proud of the park. To see it as a true representation of where Orlando is going and how flippin’ cool our city is.
Art² will become the heartbeat of downtown Orlando. It’s the place where everyone is welcome.
Art² is a place where creativity and the act of play is celebrated.
A place where all forms of art are represented and valued.
A place where independent artists don’t have to pay massive venue fees to perform.
We’ll be hosting a ton of free events along with ticketed and private events throughout the year. Events that include spoken word along with theatrical and musical performances. During a typical day, our park guests will enjoy an upbeat and positive vibe from our background music and digital art on the large LED screens. The kind of vibe that will keep your foot tapping to the beat while you’re having a networking meeting or during a peaceful break from the office in the fresh air.
Hungry? We’ve got you!
We included two food trucks in our design that will be open for lunch and dinner. There will be a cafe in the park serving breakfast bites and drink service to include Kombucha, sodas, coffee, tea and cold brew – with beer and wine served on event nights.
Want to swing under the stars in a hammock while reading your favorite book?! We have a space carved out just for you.
Our massive 19 ft x 10 ft LED video wall will be used for digital art, YouTube events, streaming music festivals and other events, gaming tournaments, and of course, movies nights.
Want to support local talent? You can @ Art²!
Then we invite you to check out Ascend’s ArtShop at the park! Our store will feature art and products made right here in Orlando. We have so many amazing, Orlando-made food, clothing and artwork that we can’t wait to show off!
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Thank you so much for checking us out and stay tuned for more updates! We’re so excited this project finally has the green light for construction to begin.
For all media and interview requests, please contact us at Create@AscendStudios.com
- Massive LED Video Wall
- Performance Stage
- Professional performance sound system
- Moving Lights
- Food Trucks
- Art Store
- Free Public Events
- Rent for Private Events
- Open, Ever-Changing Gallery Space
- Wide Range of Craft Sodas, Coffee, Tea, Cold Brew with Beer & Wine for Events
- A Team of “Park Rangers” That are So Excited to Celebrate Orlando with You!