I’ve been told that Mount Dora is a VERY artistic town:
There’s just so much vibrancy, thoughtfulness & creativity here:
Mount Dora has its Art Festival every year (during Super Bowl weekend), and it’s packed with art & aficionados:
And if you’re an artist in town, try their official private affiliate– the Mount Dora Center for the Arts:
They’re very helpful with contacts, to help aspiring artists in the community:
Here’s a screenshot my intro call to the decision-maker:
…their follow up & my response:
Nothing since– this is what Mount Dora typically books…
…all sponsored through he CoC:
Pictured below is Mount Dora’s attempt at art with their ‘Modernism Museum’ which has been open for several years, yet still attracts very few people– even with the ‘audio tour’ included! Puzzling?
I propose this photo (of what was available) is more influential modernist art– in its composition & visual summary:
Artists seem to come & go here…this is what happened to a coffee shop that massively supported a former local American Idol contestant– now a comic book shop:
…located right next to this bookstore…
Blacklists are unofficial by nature. This artist has lived (& worked) in Mount Dora, FL for 20+ years, and has never been offered a paying venue to perform– while this garbage (shown above) is unlimitedly funded & ceaselessly promoted. Real artists can’t compete against this, and can only expose it for what it is at its bottom– corruption. If people want better, they must start demanding it and making preparations to take charge of it. Until then, the philistines own it and cultural degradation rules the day.
So keep all this (& more) in mind as you walk or drive though quaint & ‘historic’ Mount Dora, while remembering that Segways (instead of pedestrians) ALWAYS have the right-of-way:
This isn’t The Villages, you know?