The Creative City Project is returning this fall with IMMERSE for its seventh year as Central Florida’s signature arts and performance event. The event will once again be hosted in downtown Orlando for this year’s presentation of “IMMERSE 2018.” The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20. The event’s basic ticket is free and allows guests to explore some of the beautiful performances and exhibits.
IMMERSE is “the annual performing and interactive arts experience from the Creative City Project.” The event will cover the streets and public spaces of downtown Orlando and showcase some of the best and brightest of visual and artistic talent. This year’s event showcases more than 1,000 artists from over 100 arts organizations in the streets and public spaces along Orange Avenue, Church Street and Pine Street on Friday and Saturday from 5-11 p.m. with experiences opening at noon on Saturday.
IMMERSE 2018 features new large-scale, interactive experiences that are accessible for those with a “Full Experience Plus” ticket, which can be purchased on the Creative City website. The IMMERSE “Basic Level” ticket is free, but to experience some of the more exclusive aspects of the event, guests can purchase a variety of different ticket packages: “The Full Experience Plus” ticket, “The VIP Experience” ticket, and the “The Dinner Party Project Experience” ticket.
Some of the new interactive experiences available with the “Full Experience Plus” ticket and above packages are:
– A 3,200-square-foot giant ball pit
– An immersive photo experience in partnership with Corkcicle called “The Worlds of Corkcicle”
This year’s performances include original content from more than 100 organizations, including:
– Orlando Ballet
– Orlando Philharmonic with Rollins College Choir
– An electronic/orchestral collaboration between The Mood Designers and the 100-piece Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra
“The Creative City Project’s annual event, IMMERSE, is dedicated to creating experiences that audiences can’t have anywhere else,” said executive director Cole NeSmith. “Whether it’s a Cirque du Soleil performer flying from a crane high overhead, an immersive orchestral experience that puts the audience at the center of the orchestra, or large-scale, interactive projection experiences, we’re committed to creating a one-of-a-kind experience.”
A variety of restaurants and bars are located within walking distance from the event, and two craft cocktail experiences will be part of IMMERSE 2018. For more information and to purchase Full Experience, VIP and Dinner Party Project tickets online, visit www.CreativeCityProject.com.
Check out Nonahood News’ coverage of Immerse 2018 in our November edition, online, and on our social media!