Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Abbey hosts RAWards Orlando Semifinals

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM

photo by Emily Jourdan
  • photo by Emily Jourdan

Thursday, Nov. 8 – RAWawards Orlando Semifinals

8 p.m.

The Abbey

100 S. Eola Drive


Whip out that cocktail dress and throw those pinky fingers up, because the fourth annual RAWards showcase semifinals are this week in the O-Zone! This celebration of up-and-coming artists gives independent creatives in the fields of visual art, film, fashion, music, hair and makeup, photography, and performing art the opportunity to come together with audiences, display their work and – wait for it – implore you to vote for your favorites! It’s all the “fun” of the November election, disenfranchisement-free. Every year, RAW selects and spotlights artists from across the country, and the winners of the semifinals go on to compete nationally. Three local judges – Cindy LaFronz, Ron Legler and OW’s own Erin Sullivan – throw their two cents in, while the combined total of votes decides the winner of each category. Bottom line? It’s good company, it supports local artists and the Electoral College isn’t invited. Power to the patrons! – Victor Ocasio

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 14, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation