Assistance with reading the content of this website is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 352-629-2489.

Press Releases

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Marketing and Public Communication Office

Welcome to the City of Ocala's News and Press Release page. Here you will find press releases from the City of Ocala's Office of Public Communication.

First Friday Art Walk Applications Now Open

Post Date:06/25/2020 5:09 PM

OCALA, Fla. (June 25, 2020) – The First Friday Art Walk Steering Committee is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 First Friday Art Walk season. Applications are open for participating artists, arts and cultural organizations, and participating downtown businesses. The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. July 31. Applications are reviewed by the First Friday Art Walk Steering Committee and are available on the City’s website at

First Friday Art Walk is scheduled to begin September 4, 2020 and conclude May 7, 2021. Each year there are over 30 participating artists and 17 arts and cultural organizations. This monthly event is filled with original artwork, family-friendly arts activities, and performances by local performing artists.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Department at 352-629-8447 or; or visit

Return to full list >>