Melrose Creative Expo

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 1 - 4 p.m.
  • See the Melrose Awards presentation, honoring the best projects created in the Melrose Center over the past year
  • Enjoy live recording sessions in the Audio Studio
  • Immerse your self in virtual reality games and video green screen experience
  • Strike a pose for a portrait in the Photo Studio
  • Explore the makerspace tools in the Fab Lab and try out the driving, flight and construction simulators
  • Interact with exhibitors from around the community

The 2020 Melrose Creative Expo marks the sixth anniversary of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity.  Join us on Saturday, February 15 from 1:00 p.m. until 4 p.m. for an afternoon of family-friendly activities throughout the Melrose Center, including virtual reality and video green screen demonstrations, live audio recording sessions, short film screenings, theatre performances, photo studio portraits and vehicle simulator experiences.  Visit with a host of exhibitors from throughout the tech and creative communities, and help us celebrate the best audio, video, photo and digital design projects created during the past year at the Melrose Awards presentation.

Throughout its six-year existence, the Melrose Center has allowed OCLS to significantly expand its role as a provider of technology education, allowing customers to gain the understanding required to be a contributor to and consumer of emerging technologies.  Signing up to use the Melrose Center is easy—library patrons can become members by completing a short orientation, opening the door to a number of creative possibilities. The Melrose Center offers state of the art audio, video and photo studios, fabrication and simulation labs, an interactive media wall, editing bays, sound booths, collaborative work spaces and the means to pursue virtual reality and video game development.

The Melrose Center is also about collaboration and community.  Staff hold monthly meetups pertaining to audio, video, photo, design, theatre and makerspace activities, while local groups also use the space as a venue for meetups on topics ranging from robotics and podcasting to web development and game design.  Events such as Technoween, the Melrose Film Festival, Melrose in the Mix: Live Recording Sessions, Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose, and Script Orlando, further define the Center as a venue for emerging and established performers as well as inspirational and informative speakers from across Central Florida.

The Melrose Creative Expo provides the perfect opportunity to explore all the amazing resources the Melrose Center has to offer.  Come see for yourself, help us celebrate our anniversary, and learn how you can be a Melrose Member!

Interested in exhibiting? Apply now.