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Fun at the Park: Music & Art! Join us at Sholom Park May 6th, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. http://www.sholompark.org
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The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, May 4th from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Walk is a FREE event and takes (See more) place the Friday of each month from September through May. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours. #shoplocal

MAY includes these special performances and activities;

6 - 9 p.m.: Live music by Jeff and the Jarretts on the main gazebo stage. This singer-songwriter was named "2017 Best Local Musician" by Ocala Magazine.

7 p.m.: Hip-hop performance by Xtraordinary Rising Talent

8 p.m.: Belly-dancing performance by The Cairo Dancers

6 - 9 p.m. Appleton Museum of Art, Painting with a Twist, Karate America Ocala, Animis Foundation, Marion County Public Library System - FL, Discovery Center and Gulf Archaeology Research Institute will provide free, hands-on art activities for ALL ages on the square.

Additional art activities will be provided at Ocala Homes and Farms Realty, 108 E Fort King St.

Local artists will be working throughout the event creating works of art, live portrait art on-site, live caricatures, flow artists and local musicians will be playing with in the Art Walk!

This is the LAST Art Walk of the current 2017-18 season, so don't miss it! The First Friday Art Walk will return in September 2018 for the new season. Stay tuned!

THANK YOU to our Art Walk sponsors: 98.5 KTK, Marion Cultural Alliance, The Olive Oil Market and Ocala Homes and Farms Realty!
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The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, April 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Walk is a FREE event and takes (See more) place the Friday of each month from September through May. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours. #shoplocal

APRIL includes these special performances and activities;

7 - 9 p.m.: Live music by vintage songstress Miranda MADison. Enjoy classic jazz & blues renditions, as well as current songs with a vintage twist on the gazebo stage.

6 - 9 p.m. Appleton Museum of Art, Painting with a Twist, Karate America Ocala - ATA, Animis Foundation, Marion County Public Library System - FL, Discovery Center and West Port High School Art Club will provide free, hands-on art activities for ALL ages on the square. Stop by the Hospice of Marion County, Inc. booth and write your own "Before I Die..." quote!

Additional art activities will be provided at Ocala Homes and Farms Realty, 108 E Fort King St.

Local artists will be working throughout the event creating works of art, live portrait art on-site, live caricatures, flow artists and local musicians will be playing with in the Art Walk!

Enjoy the Mayor's Welcome Home Celebration for the Ocala Olympians on the square from 6 - 7pm and the BeYou! event raising awareness for children's mental health at Citizens' Circle from 5:30 - 9pm. It should be a fun night out in Downtown Ocala!

THANK YOU to our Art Walk sponsors: 98.5 KTK, Marion Cultural Alliance, The Olive Oil Market and Ocala Homes and Farms Realty!
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Celebrate the new sculpture exhibit at Tuscawilla Park and vote for your favorite sculpture!

Enjoy a scavenger hunt of the ten new sculptures, FREE family art (See more) activities, live entertainment, and food vendors.

Voting occurs from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Awards Ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

Jack and the Beanstalk Puppet Show
10:15 - 10:50 am on the Art Park Stage
Fee, Fie, Foe, Fun! Marionettes, bug and small, perform together on stage in the traditional Celtic music puppet play by Bits N Pieces.

Audrey Spillman
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the Art Park Stage
Her unique brand of smooth, folk-permeated pop recalls aspects of her diverse heroes; Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse and others as she stakes out her own musical space.
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The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, March 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Walk is a FREE event and takes (See more) place the Friday of each month from September through May. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours. #shoplocal

March includes these special performances and activities.

6 - 9 p.m.: Live music by Stephen Lopez on the Square.

7 p.m.: Contemporary Dance performance by West Port High School MCCA Dance Program on the downtown square.

8 p.m.: Belly dancing performance by The Cairo Dancers.

6-9:00 p.m. Appleton Museum of Art, Painting with a Twist, Karate America Ocala - ATA, Animis Foundation, the Marion County Public Library System, the Discovery Center, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. and Interfaith Emergency Services will provide free, hands-on art activities for all ages on the square.

Additional art activities will be provided at Ocala Homes and Farms Realty, 108 E Fort King St.

Local artists will be working throughout the event creating works of art, live portrait art on-site, live caricatures and local musicians will be playing with in the Art Walk!
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Join us at Sholom Park on Feb. 25th for Fun at the Park!
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The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Walk is a FREE event and takes (See more) place the Friday of each month from September through May. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours. #shoplocal

February includes these special performances and activities:

6 - 9 p.m.: Live music by Halfway Hippie on the Square.

7 p.m.: Contemporary Dance performance by West Port High School MCCA Dance Program on the downtown square.

8 p.m.: Hip Hop performance by Xtraordinary Rising Talent on the downtown square.

6-9:00 p.m. Appleton Museum of Art, Painting with a Twist, Karate America Ocala - ATA, Animis Foundation, the Marion County Public Library System - FL and the Discovery Center will provide free, hands-on art activities for all ages on the square.

Additional art activities will be provided at Ocala Homes and Farms Realty, 108 E Fort King St.

Local artists will be working throughout the event creating works of arts & live portrait art on-site, live caricatures by Art by Katie Jean near the square and local musicians will be playing with in the Art Walk.
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Experience an exclusive sneak peak preview of the 10 new sculptures displayed at Tuscawilla Park!  

The evening will feature docent tours, small bites paired with a (See more) signature cocktail during the sculpture walk, and a live musical performance by Ethio-American sing-songwriter Meklit to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and a cash bar will be available.  Buy your tickets here https://bobasculpturevip.eventbrite.com

The Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition received 117 entries from across 21 states and Canada. A selection jury comprised of local community and art organization representatives selected ten sculptures to travel to Tuscawilla Park for a 20-month exhibit. The exhibit will have works made of sandstone, concrete, and a variety of metals and mediums. There will also be elements of movement and light in several sculptures with the inclusion solar power and kinetic motion.

For questions or more information, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or email [email protected]

Find out more information about Meklit and her music by visting http://www.meklitmusic.com/.
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