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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

‘Art in City Spaces’ program seeks artists for exhibits

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

In a media release, the city stated that applications are currently being accepted for art exhibitions in various mediums at the following gallery spaces:

  • City Hall (110 SE Watula Avenue).
  • Clerk’s Office at City Hall (110 SE Watula Avenue).
  • Ocala International Airport (1770 SW 60th Avenue, Suite 600).
  • Recreation and Parks Administration Building (828 NE 8th Avenue).
  • Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center (830 NE 8th Avenue).
  • 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. According to the city, each artist’s application, resume, biography, and high-quality image files must be sent to:

  • City of Ocala
  • Attention: Cultural Arts
  • 201 SE 3rd Street, Second Floor, Ocala, FL 34471
  • Phone: 352-629-8447
  • Email: artinfo@ocalafl.org

The application process is free and open to all artists. Applications are available online, and they must be fully completed in order to be reviewed.

During this review process, several factors will be taken into consideration such as viewer engagement, originality of ideas, and use of media and technique. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and exhibitions are scheduled up to two years in advance, according to the city.

For more information, or to view the complete criteria, contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Division via phone (352-629-8447) or email (artinfo@ocalafl.org); or visit the City of Ocala’s Art in City Spaces webpage.