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Call to Artists: 2019-2020 First Friday Art Walk

Post Date:07/22/2019 9:49 AM

OCALA, Fla. (July 22, 2019) – The City of Ocala invites visual and performing artists to apply for the 2019-2020 season of the First Friday Art Walk, which takes place the first Friday of each month from September 2019 through May 2020.  The First Friday Art Walk is a free event located within Ocala’s historic downtown. Event festivities include artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities provided by local arts organizations and extended shopping hours.


Entry Procedures:

Applications can be found online at  Interested performing and visual artists should complete an application and submit it for review by the First Friday Art Walk Steering Committee. The one-time registration fee is not refundable. Applications can be submitted via email to or mailed to City of Ocala Cultural Arts, 828 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala, FL 34470.


Participation in the entire season is encouraged, but artists may select individual months to attend. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the season but must be submitted by the first Friday of the month prior to the month in which they wish to participate.  Notifications will be made to the artists within two weeks.


Locations are available for approved artists on a first come, first served basis.  Priority is given to returning artists and artists who apply for the entire season.


Calendar of Events:

  • Friday, August 2 at 11:59 p.m. – Deadline for September Art Walk applications
  • Friday, August 16 – Artists will be notified of Steering Committee’s decision
  • Friday, September 6 – Inaugural 2019-2020 First Friday Art Walk


For more information, or to view the complete call to artists, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Division at 352-629-8447 or visit
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