Creative City Project is ramping up for their interactive art experience, Immerse. Last weekend, they previewed the project at the Winter Garden Farmers Market.
The sneak peek was designed to give people an inside look at what immersive art actually is. The hope is that many will come to join in on the fun this weekend in downtown Orlando.
CCP’s Immerse Orlando is in its seventh year and it takes place October 19-20 all over downtown’s streets and public spaces. There are expected to be over 1,000 artists from 100 arts organizations in attendance.
Artist and musician Cole NeSmith came up with the concept while talking with two friends in 2012 about the need for artists to be showcased in the community. They are trying to draw people from other parts of Central Florida to experience what they have been building and Winter Garden is the one city they decided to partner with on a sneak peek.
At the Farmers Market, CCP had a colored wall for people to take photos in front of. They also had a bubble machine and a truck that was decked out inside with an immersive light-show experience.
The wall is an example of one of Immerse’s top draws, a three-story installation dubbed, “The Worlds of Corkcicle. There will be 12 different environments that people can walk through, explore and take pictures of.
Many of the performances and exhibits associated with Immerse are free, but there are also a variety of VIP and special experience packages available for purchase.