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City seeking public input for new mural at E.D. Croskey Rec Center

The Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division is still seeking public input on a new mural planned for the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center.

The division will host a meeting on Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m. in collaboration with the Racial Harmony and Cultural Awareness task force and the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission to collect information on the new mural.

According to the city, the new mural will be located on the “west and south-facing walls” of the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center, which is located at 1510 NW 4th Street. 

Ocala Cultural Arts will host another meeting on Friday, October 8 at 6 p.m.

The city says that during the meetings, residents will be able to meet muralist Cosby Hayes and literary artist Cynthia Graham.

For those unable to join, the city has provided an online mural form. 

Visit the City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences new mural form to submit your input.

All meetings are free to attend and open to the public. Capacity will be limited to allow for social distancing and for attendees to have a chance to visit each station. There will be temperature checks upon entry and cleaning procedures will be in place. Per current CDC guidelines for public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission, all attendees are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings to cover the nose and mouth, maintain a proper social distance of six feet and frequently sanitize their hands.