From vibrant and ornate to intimate and serene, CityArts Orlando is a venue that provides a unique, delightful, and inspiring experience for its visitors.
Displayed on its historic walls are works of art created by local, regional, and international artists. CityArts Orlando is managed by the Downtown Arts District, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, dedicated to serving local and emerging artists for more than 20 years. The building, formally known today as the Rogers Kiene Building, was built in 1886 by English settler, Gordon Rogers. In that time, much of Downtown Orlando was surrounded by cattle farms and citrus groves.
This dark green building, adorned with red trim and iron wall treatments, is a beautiful example of Queen Anne style architecture. Considered the oldest functioning commercial building in Orlando, the Rogers Kiene building has a vibrant history of serving the community as many things. It has been the home to a gentlemen’s club, a bowling alley, a dance studio, a political office, a general store, a theater, and now, a cultural hub of 6 individual art galleries, working studios, and a café. The building was named an Orlando Historic Landmark in 1978 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. In its 134 years of existence, this building continues to thrive, while enhancing downtown Orlando’s growing community.
With multiple spaces available throughout the building, CityArts Orlando can serve as an excellent venue for events ranging from corporate meetings to cocktail receptions. If you have a love of history and/or art, CityArts Orlando is the right place for you to host your next event!
Submit an event inquiry.