The City of Ocala in partnership with the Magnolia Art Xchange invites visual artists between the ages of 16 and 30 to submit entries for an original art work competition resulting in an exhibit at City Hall. This exhibit experience caters specifically to students and young, emerging artists, and is intended to engage and encourage them to begin to participate in programs, join organizations and gain professional experience at a younger age. All participants will be provided with informational packets including literature on local arts programs and resources. Art work will be accepted to the show on a first come, first serve basis, and what is entered will be juried, so the artists will have an opportunity for ribbons and prizes, as well as a professional exhibit to add to their résumés. The theme for 2017 is “Ignite Your Dream.” – Inspired by the quote “Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman.