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Fine Arts For Ocala

The Ocala Art Festival, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 23 and 24, in downtown Ocala, features outstanding artists, music, food trucks, beer, wine, artwork from Marion County students, talented young people performing and hands-on art activities. Children’s activities are presented by the Appleton Museum of Art.


More than150 artists from all over the United States chosen by an independent panel of four judges will compete for $22,000 in award money. The Art Festival is produced by an all-volunteer board and draws more than 25,000 visitors each year.


Fine Arts For Ocala was started in 1966 with a group of community members that wanted to bring art to Marion County. It was incorporated in 1972, and has since been supporting art education through scholarships and various community programs throughout the year, as well as supporting the local art-based organizations in Ocala.


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