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Sunday, December 10, 2023

City seeking chalk artists for 1st annual O-Trak Chalk Walk competition

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Division is looking for artists to take part in a juried chalk art competition that will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

During the first annual O-Trak Chalk Walk, which will be held at Tuscawilla Art Park (213 NE 5th Street in Ocala), participating artists will create unique chalk drawings along the O-Trak pathway.

The theme of the January 27th competition is “O, The Places We’ll Go.”

A cash prize, in the amount of $500, will be awarded to the artist who finishes in first place. In addition, the artist who finishes in second place and the People’s Choice Award winner will both receive a $250 prize.

This competition is open to artists currently working and residing in the state of Florida.

There is no cost to apply and applications are available online. Entries can be submitted via email (artinfo@ocalafl.gov) or mail (City of Ocala Cultural Arts, 201 SE 3rd Street, 2nd floor, Ocala, FL 34471).

All applications must be received by no later than Friday, December 15, 2023.

The event at Tuscawilla Art Park will also feature local artisans and vendors booths, food trucks, live music by performing artists, and the opportunity for the local community to create their own chalk art.

For more information, contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts via phone (352-629-8447) or email (artinfo@ocalafl.gov); or visit the City of Ocala’s Tuscawilla Art Park Series website.