Due to inclement weather, the First Friday Art Walk will move to the Ocala Downtown Market, located at 310 SE Third St. The event that will last from 6-9 p.m. originally was scheduled to take place Friday throughout the downtown area.
The covered market will provide the necessary weather coverage while allowing patrons to interact with artists and local art organizations and maintain social distancing practices.
The First Friday Art Walk occurs on the first Friday of each month, September through May. The following activities will be included in Friday’s event:
- 6- 9 p.m. – Hands-on art activities and demonstrations for all ages provided by local non-profit arts and cultural organizations, local artists selling their works throughout downtown and participating businesses with extended hours.
- Hands-on art activities, which are provided by the participating community arts organizations, will be a one-use, make-and-take item. Sanitation protocols will be in place at each art station, and each activity provided will be health-and-safety conscious.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing, frequently sanitize their hands and utilize cashless transactions where applicable.
Participating artists and organizations will be encouraged to wear face coverings, sanitize their booth frequently, provide hand sanitizer, provide cashless transactions (i.e. Venmo, Square, etc.), and practice social distancing at their booths.