Snap! Says: “Thank You, Orlando!!”

by cris on May 16, 2011

Snap! Orlando concluded another successful Celebrate the Photograph season on May 08, after a whirlwind 5-days of exquisite art, captivating entertainment, engaging programs and seriously fun parties.

The turn out at this year’s event was impressive and we’ve been receiving a steady stream of calls, texts, emails and FB messages voicing appreciation and accolades for the caliber of our event. THANK YOU!! It means the world to us to hear the event was so broadly enjoyed and well received.

The big crowd pleaser was our May 04 Kick Off Event which alone drew hundreds of residents out to view our Snap! 2011 Digital Mapping Building Projection (created by PaintScaping.com). Mayor Buddy Dyer hosted the event with special guest Jayde Donovan from Mix 106.7. The projection was such a hit that most spectators stuck around to watch it multiple times (it was shown every half hour). If you missed the show, or just want to see it again, enjoy it here:

Snap!’s Main Exhibition of 12 curated international artists was also a huge success, with crowds raving about the sophisticated urban industrial ambiance Snap! created in our 25,000 sq.ft. space at the GAI Building. Event attendees also expressed delight at the opportunity to personally meet featured artists: Jerry Uelsmann, Maggie Taylor, Elena Vizerskaya, Kathy Eldon, Barry Kirsch, Brian Smith, and 100 Portrait curators Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair. Snap!’s Fashion Night (curated by Fused Fashion) also wowed the crowd.

For images of the entire event, visit our Official Snap! 2011 Photo Album on Facebook.

Team Snap! is elated by the success of our year 2 event and are already hard at work planning year three. Mark your calendars to Celebrate the Photograph with us once again May 03-06, 2012.

And if you loved what you experienced this year, and want to become an even bigger part of the Snap! action in the year to come, contact us. We are currently in talks with community art patrons and corporate entities re: sponsorship and event investment partnerships for 2012.

On that note, Snap! would like to thank the incredibly supportive and generous event sponsors of Snap! 2011: Downtown Orlando, United Arts, The Lucie Foundation, Orlando Style, Clear Channel, Ustler Group, Specialty Art Services, Impact Lighting, Kres, Bougainvillea Clinique, Chocolate ProvocateurComm Xperts, Orlando CVB, Harriet Lake, Baker & Hostetler, Fuze, Peroni, Tastings,  E/G, Puff’n’ Stuff, Karls Events, AFR Furniture Rental, Digital Propaganda, Colonial Photo & Hobby, Naneu, Sonesta Hotel, ASMP, Mall at Millenia, Lure Design, Urban Rethink , Kinzie + Riehm … as well as a host of additional in-kind donors, thank you!!

Lastly, appreciation and congratulations to Team Snap!, the hardest working and most fun event team in Orlando, for bringing it even bigger and better than expected! You are all so appreciated. Well done!!

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