I am a serial seeker of creative vibes and aesthetically pleasing places and have a genuine love for art and presentation. I look forward to sharing that with you in the form of Places & Spaces. This concept will highlight and showcase businesses or spaces with a unique visual aesthetic that compliments their business or service. The goal is to put a spotlight on them and show people where to find these authentic multifaceted places and spaces to enjoy and get lost in!

 


 

Loud Gallery – Art Bar & Venue Space
“We are building not just a gallery or a bar, but a HUB for all creators”

I’m so pleased to be sharing the second feature with you, Loud Gallery of Ivanhoe Village. One of the first Art Bars to begin in Orlando, Florida. Loud Gallery is an art gallery, as well as, an event space and a major HUB for creators in Orlando. The gallery has a few regular events during the week, such as Open Mic on Mondays, and Flavors on Thursday’s and the space is also utilized for business and entrepreneurial events. Pop-ups or Unplugged events for artists are never too far from the radar.

The space is open when you first walk in, nothing tight or confined. Dim lights and art fill both sides of the walls from the front to back, meaning that everywhere you look is captivating. There are small bar top tables and booths aligned on both sides as well. It’s an intimate space, but large enough to really make an impact as an event space. I’ve been fortunate enough to see how the owners transform the space to cater to their clients. From networking events to clothing pop up shops or private parties, they make sure each client has what they need to host an amazing event.

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Loud Gallery is known for hosting events with Google, and, Jet Blue as well as Charity Events with Ms. Orlando and the Siegel family. The Creative Control event was a crowd favorite, sponsored by Google, designed to support the creatives of Orlando. The event included professional legal consultations, Call of Duty creators, and known influencers of Orlando as guest speakers.

The majority of the events at Loud Gallery involve creators of all facets. Musicians, Poets, Business Executives, and Artists. I’ve been to several open mics over these last few years and really enjoy listening to artists live. As you listen to the acts and wander thru the space you can enjoy the gallery that displays different art by a new artist on a monthly basis. Some of those same artists have done private and public showcases, meaning if you see something you love you can easily learn more about the creators.

 


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The owners Moxey, Carl, and Ron are serial entrepreneurs that first opened Loud Gallery in back in December of 2013. All three of these Queens, NY natives, migrated to Orlando at different times. They have over eleven years of friendship and collectively wanted to bring that SoHo, New York feel to Orlando. The goal was to bring something new and nothing overdone. Prior to the evolution of Loud, Moxey came up with the name, as a form of creative speech and movement. Nothing great is usually silent or typical, JUST LOUD.

Loud Hookah which is another business under the Loud umbrella, offers hookah in house as well as at several clubs and lounges in the Downtown Orlando area. This added service is what makes Loud Gallery even more exclusive, as they already offer beer and wine for their guests. As Loud continues to grow and expand in more services and venues, there’s no doubt that they will keep delivering unique quality experiences.

Not surprisingly, Loud Gallery has been nominated as the Best Gallery in Central Florida, and has placed in the top ten finalists. Recently, Moxey organized a showcase at The Social for talented local artists. Live at the Showcase, presented by Loud Gallery as it was called did not disappoint. A packed space on a Monday night, with so many positive and supportive vibes in the air.

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Moxey, Carl, and Ron truly share with artists and visitors a realistic, modern and often challenging entrepreneurial journey. Meaning regardless of the highs and lows the business may face, these three have never given up. They’ve managed to keep going and remain relevant in the Orlando creative scene, supporting hundreds of artists along the way.



Loud Gallery

Owners: Moxey, Carl & Ron

Current Art: Joel Gonzalez

loudgallery.com


Places & Spaces:

Writer & Producer: Rena Poston

Photographer: Julio Caesar Lezcano

Feature Editor: Meredith Miller

 


Let’s get started with Jacq & Jack of The Lake Nona Town Center, our first feature and first salon experience of its kind. Jacq & Jack isn’t just a Salon & Barbershop its about men and women’s refinement and creating a modern lifestyle. The co-founders Tiffany Cameron and Nate Alfonso, have put quite a twist on the typical salon and barbershop experience.

The Hers and His concept is felt throughout the entire business and brand. They (subtly) go by Queen and King, which is shown in the name JacQ & JacK. Shortly after meeting Tiffany Cameron and learning a little about the business, I became interested in the whole brand and concept.

The space offers seating areas indoor and outside to relax and enjoy coffee. But that is only the beginning; the salon and barbershop are separated so each area can maintain its own vibe and aesthetic. The salon features chic styling areas for the hair stylists and the Primprose Room offers hair removal and a medical aesthetician who focuses on treatments, rather than pampering.

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Jacq & Jack is the only location in Lake Nona utilizing Skin Ceuticals, not only for services but for retail, plus a sunless tanning room for clients to get that fresh glow while pampering themselves with the variety of services offered.

The Primprose is beautifully designed for beauty services such as make-up, drybar, manicures, pedicures, and a cozy lounge area. Primprose is used for private events, for a girls night out or any celebration. The main benefit is that clients are offered all of these services in one location, for convenience.

These two pioneers have brought Jacq & Jack to Orlando, the first salon experience of its kind. The House is known for exclusively carrying Skin Ceuticals and Oribe’ Luxury products. As well as the first partnership in Orlando to house Apolis Bag, which is something needed as there are not many accessible boutique designers in the city. As they expand on general goods, such as Giving Keys, and Mulxiply, they have been giving back and creating more jobs for the community.

One other thing that makes the business stand out is the Colette Miller Wings of The Global Wings project. The wings were a special project that founder Tiffany Cameron, had been working on for some time to feature the original angel wing graffiti artist Colette Miller. Originally known for her work in Los Angeles, Cameron brought these wings as a gift to the city of Orlando and they are displayed on the side of Jacq & Jack. The wings help draw the community in for self-expression and empowerment.

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Jacq & Jack:

Founders: Tiffany Cameron & Nate Alfonso

Aesthetic: Minimalist vibe

Current Art: Evan Sahlman, Colette Miller

jacqandjack.com

 

Places & Spaces:

Writer & Producer: Rena Poston

Photographer: Julio Cesar Lezcano

Feature Editor: Meredith Miller

 

Places & Spaces