Champions For the Arts: Downtown Clermont Art Festival — All local and national fine artists are invited to submit applications for the upcoming Champions For the Arts: Downtown Clermont Art Festival. The festival will take place Nov. 7 and 8 in downtown Clermont. The first of two deadlines is July 31. To maintain the integrity and value of this two-day weekend art show, only 50 of the best qualified artists will be accepted from all applicants this year through the juried process. First registered artists will be promoted through social media. If any open spaces remain available, the last artist’s call and final deadline will be Oct. 10. Artists should apply with digital samples via zapplication.org. This new event will not include any artwork by non-juried artists or crafters. Selected artists will compete for cash prizes across five categories: fine art 2-D, fine art 3-D, photography, jewelry and fine crafts. For more information, visit ClermontDowntownPartnership.com or contact Executive Director Ron Smart, (352) 247-4640 or [email protected].
THURS., JULY 23
HAPCO Smart Summer Social — 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Mercedes-Benz of Orlando/Smart Center of Orlando, 810 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland. Join HAPCO for a casual evening of art, music, mingling and laughter at its fundraiser for HAPCO scholarships and community programs. For more, visit hapcopromo.org.
“The Sound of Music” Summer Movie — 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Tickets are $6 with reserved seating and are sold online at gardentheatre.org/summermovies or at the box office, (407) 877-GRDN.
FRIDAY, JULY 24
Between the Brushes — Adult class will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 24, and the children’s class will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 25, at The Art Room, 709 Main St., Windermere. Cost is $35 for either session. Reservations required, (407) 909-1869.
WED., JULY 29
Artist Open Studio — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the SoBo Art Center, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Bring your own art supplies and work with fellow artists. Free for members; $10 for guests. (407) 347-7996.
FRIDAY, JULY 31
“Beetlejuice” Movie and Ghost Tour — 7 p.m. at Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Movie tickets are $6 with reserved seating and are sold online at gardentheatre.org/summermovies or by calling the box office at 407-877-GRDN. After the movie, American Ghost Adventures will host a ghost tour of the theater. Tickets are $25 at americanghostadventures.com.