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Light Up Ocala in need of vendors, parade participants

Light Up Ocala is looking for vendors and parade participants for the 37th installment of its annual event, which returns to downtown Ocala on Saturday, November 20, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

City awarding $24,000 to artists selected for Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office is looking or artist entries for the 6th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla Park.

Appleton Museum hosting ‘A Breeze Through Fertile Gardens’ exhibit exploring female form

A new exhibit coming to the Appleton Museum of Art will highlight the work of an artist whose work is inspired by the female form.

Local bands, businesses raise $2,500 for Artistic Spectrum art studio

Local bands and business owners hosted a benefit show that raised over $2,500 to benefit the Artistic Spectrum, a local nonprofit that seeks to provide an art therapy studio for all on and off the autistic spectrum.

New Ocala history, eco-tourism mural coming to downtown

The City of Ocala is partnering with the Magnolia Art Xchange to create a new mural at the Brick City Center for the Arts that highlight Ocala's history with eco-tourism.

PBS, TLC ‘Pappyland’ creator hosting local art show

A man who once starred in the hit PBS series and TLC show “Pappyland,” will host an upcoming art show at a local business startup facility.

Art & Autos event coming to Ocala next weekend

A new art and car show is coming to downtown Ocala.

New ‘Art in City Spaces’ exhibition at Ocala Rec and Parks building

"Works," a new "Art in City Spaces" exhibit by artist Aliye Cullu, opened on Tuesday, July 6 and will be on display through Friday, October 8 at the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department building. Read more details.

Mother, Son dance coming to Marion Oaks Community Center

A Mother and son dance is coming to Marion Oaks on July 28.

Reading with Rangers & Friends series at Ocala parks this July

The Reading with Rangers & Friends series, which features firefighters, police officers, park rangers, and other city staff reading books to children, is taking place this and every other Friday throughout the month of July at various parks in Ocala.

City hosting After Dark in the Park screening of Karate Kid

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host an After Dark in the Park movie screening of The Karate Kid later this summer.

Artistic Spectrum non-profit looking for space, community support

A metal benefit concert is coming to O'Malley's Alley this Saturday in support of the Artistic Spectrum, a new concept that hopes to create a space that enables children and adults with neurological and physical differences to express, connect, and heal through art therapy projects.

Ocala hosting mystery hunt game across parks to recognize National Park and Rec month

The City of Ocala will host a new mystery hunt game to commemorate National Parks and Recreation month.

Lunch with archaeologist program at Fort King National Historic Landmark

The Ocala Recreation and Parks will be kicking off a new program at Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center.

‘Spectrum of Creativity’ emerging artist exhibit at Ocala City Hall ending July 7

This week is the last chance to check out “Spectrum of Creativity," an exhibit that highlights emerging, local artists. The exhibit is currently on display until July 7, 2021 in first and second floor of Ocala City Hall at 110 SE Watula Ave, Ocala FL 34471.

MCBIA hosting Casino Night to benefit Marion County Veterans Park

The Marion County Building Association will host a Casino Night later this summer.

Inaugural TBD Film Festival to highlight films, filmmakers in Ocala

The inaugural TBD Film Festival presented by Creating Foward, Inc. and The Reilly Arts Center in Ocala is coming to Ocala in October of 2021.

Ocala Park Ranger hosting ‘Day in the Life of a Squirrel’ at Scott Springs Park

The Ocala Parks and Recreation Department will host new class to teach residents about squirrels.

Ocala Downtown Square is the city’s cultural heart

From protests, demonstrations, and marches, to art festivals, concerts, and city-hosted events, the Ocala Downtown Square is not only central in its location, but also in its cultural importance to the city. 

New immersive Indian Culture art exhibit coming to Brick City Center for the Arts

Seeing Peacocks Through My Eyes: A Pop-Up Immersive Experience into Indian Culture will open a new exhibit in Ocala soon. 

Senior walking club takes residents on Ocala parks tour

A new senior walking club is taking residents on tours of parks across the city of Ocala.

Silver River Museum reopens doors with new ‘Dugout Canoes’ exhibit

The Silver River Museum reopened earlier this summer. Read more about its hours of operation and new exhibit.

Visitors Bureau releases top ten ‘Most Instagrammable Spots’ in Ocala

The Ocala/Marion County Visitors’ Bureau released a top ten list to rank what it believes are the most “Instagrammable spots” in the Ocala/Marion County area, including Silver Springs and Silver Glen Springs recreation areas. What spots do you know? Share your opinions and photos with us.

Marion County opens Silver Springs archery range

Marion County officially opened its new Silver Springs Archery Range earlier this month.