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Friday, March 17, 2023

Ocala puts out call to artists for ‘Art in City Spaces’ program

The City of Ocala has put out a call to artists for its “Art in City Spaces” exhibition program.

The city is currently accepting applications for art exhibitions in various mediums at the following gallery spaces:

  • City Hall (first and second floor lobbies) – 110 SE Watula Avenue.
  • City Clerk’s Office (City Hall, first floor) – 110 SE Watula Avenue.
  • Recreation and Parks Administration Building (conference room) and the Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center – 828 NE 8th Avenue.
  • Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center – 210 NW 12th Avenue.
  • Ocala International Airport – 1770 SW 60th Avenue, Suite 600.
  • Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place – 1821 NW 21st Avenue.

Ocala’s “Art in City Spaces” program provides the opportunity for artists and art organizations to exhibit their artwork in a public city space. The city is seeking unique, thought-provoking exhibits that are appropriate for a public city space where the artwork will be viewed by citizens and guests of all ages.

All interested parties must apply and be approved before an exhibition is scheduled. Applications are available online by clicking here. The artist’s application, resume, biography, and high-quality image files must be sent to:

  • Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division
  • Attention: Art in City Spaces
  • 7 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Suite 503, Ocala, FL 34470
  • Phone: 352-629-8447
  • Email: [email protected]

Applications must be fully completed in order to be reviewed, and they will be considered for exhibitions starting in 2024. During the review process, several factors will be taken into consideration such as viewer engagement, originality of ideas, and use of media and technique, according to the city.

For more information, or to view the complete criteria, contact the Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at 352-629-8447 or visit the City of Ocala Cultural Arts webpage.