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Monday, June 13, 2022

Ocala Arts Festival returning this fall, artists needed

The Ocala Arts Festival will return to downtown Ocala in the fall, and the organization running the event is looking for artists.

Fine Arts For Ocala (FAFO) will host the 55th installment of the Ocala Arts Festival on Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23, 2022. Last year’s two-day event saw thousands of visitors flock to the streets of downtown Ocala.

All artists and emerging artists are encouraged to submit an application to participate in the festival. To apply, visit the Fine Arts For Ocala application webpage.

The deadline for all applications is midnight on Friday, July 15, 2022. The event is looking to feature over 150 artists, with blind judging to be completed by no later than Friday, August 5, 2022.

Each participating artist will have a chance to compete for a $5,000 best in show prize, as well as multiple other cash prizes totaling $27,000, including 10 awards of merit and six $1,000 “Emerging Artist” awards, among others.

For more information on this and other events hosted by the organization, visit the Fine Arts For Ocala webpage.