Opus place is a little more than a two-floor pop-up art space in downtown Orlando.
Opus is a project that has been in the works for a few years, but it’s been a long time coming.
Opis place is located on the third floor of a historic house on South Broad Street, and the name Opusplace comes from the Greek word for “place.”
Opus was initially envisioned as a venue for artists to do work on a rotating basis, but in the end Opus will also have an exhibition space, live music, and a private garden space for the occasional artist.
The idea for Opus began in the spring of 2014, when Prydzy, the producer behind the likes of ODESZA, The Alchemist, and W&F, moved from Chicago to Orlando.
He says that the idea for the studio came after he’d worked with Opus for a while in Chicago.
“It was something that I felt like was really important to me and that was something I wanted to make happen,” Prydzie says.
“The studio is like a real community, it’s not a business venture that you can just start in your own home, and it’s also something that we are very much committed to supporting for a long period of time.”
Opis Place opened in the summer of 2016.
At the time, Prydzen had already completed the first three acts on Opus, as well as the first full album.
The studio was originally going to be in a warehouse, but he decided to open it up to the public, so he decided Opus would also be open to the outside world.
In addition to Opus and Pryd’s other work, Opus has been known for being a hub for musicians in the area.
As the summer progressed, Opis took on a number of new members.
“There’s some really interesting people who are doing stuff, like [singer] Josh Dziczek, [producer] Chris Mascaro, and some other guys,” Prydez says.
Opens place was originally slated to open in 2019, but the project is now set to open this year.
Prydzi says that he has a lot of love for Orlando, and he wants Opus to be a place where people can come and hang out and feel comfortable.
“I’m a huge fan of Orlando and I’m going to do everything I can to support the city in terms of art and music, but also in terms to make sure that Opus places is the kind of place that people are going to feel comfortable going in and having fun,” Pryda says.