Lifestyle - May 19, 2023

Lake Nona’s Friday Fete: Groovy Beats and Artsy Treats

Lake Nona’s weekends are getting a vibrant kick-start, setting the tone for fun, culture, and community engagement. With live music and a unique art show, Lake Nona turns Friday evenings into a much-awaited weekly celebration.


Start your Friday night by getting into the groove with DJ J. Taylor at Boxi Park. From 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, the park transforms into a lively hub, radiating with music and the weekend buzz. Nestled at 6877 Tavistock Lakes Blvd, Boxi Park is the place to let loose and enjoy some good vibes after a long week.

After immersing yourself in DJ J. Taylor’s energetic beats, it’s time to add a dash of culture to your Friday routine. Venture over to the Lake Nona Town Center for the Art After Dark event. Happening every Friday night from 7-10 p.m., rain or shine, this event is a feast for art lovers.

Strategically placed between Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen and Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, Art After Dark showcases an eclectic mix of local art, live demonstrations, special exhibitions, and music. While appreciating the creativity around you, sip on your favorite wine or beer to add a flavorful touch to the experience.

Art After Dark isn’t just an event; it’s a platform for local artists to share their talent and a chance for the community to extend their support. “We hope to attract residents from outside Lake Nona, showcase our beautiful Town Center and its growth, and support our talented local artists,” said Lake Nona community events manager, Shannon Corrigan.

Art After Dark has a close resemblance to the Lake Eola Farmer’s Market but on a smaller scale. It offers everything from handcrafted wood carvings, eye-catching paintings, and exquisite jewelry to live caricatures. So if you’re an art enthusiast or simply someone looking to engage with the local community, Art After Dark has something for everyone.

And don’t worry if you miss it one weekend. With its ongoing nature, there are plenty of opportunities to join the fun. Local artists looking to share their work at the event can reach out to the event managers at

So come down to Lake Nona this Friday, enjoy the rhythmic beats of DJ J. Taylor and immerse yourself in the artistic ambiance of Art After Dark. It’s the perfect way to usher in the weekend.

Text credits: Rodrigo Amado /  Flavio Bergmann / Guilherme Ferreira 

Photo credits: photomontage: Vinícius Pascoal

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