Osceola Arts is excited to kick off spring with an exciting new exhibit at Osceola Arts. “The New Urban Contemporary” April 9- May 23, is an exhibition that features local and international artists of different art disciplines who share their creative roots as urban street artists. Florida urban street art aficionado, collector, and exhibition curator, Juan Santos “Nano” of Public Art Nation publicartnation.com has put together a collection of works with the goal of raising awareness of the young talent that is flourishing in Central Florida.

Public Art Nation advocates for more inclusive exhibition opportunities in local art galleries for Florida urban street artists. Its mission is to connect artists and collectors through in-person art acquisition events. “My goal is to advocate and raise awareness of a thriving urban art scene that has blossomed in Central Florida,” says Santos. Some artists exhibiting have made a name for themselves in the public art scene by creating large-scale murals in Orlando and Kissimmee.

New Urban Contemporary runs April 9-May 23. Free art reception on Saturday, March 17 from 2 pm-5 pm. Osceola Arts exhibitions are always free and open to the public.