THE CITY OF OCALA STRIVES TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP TO SUPPORT CULTURAL ARTS, ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, AND RECOMMEND PROGRAMS AND POLICIES THAT ARE A DRIVER FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Cultural Arts programs currently being executed through partnerships with community stakeholders include First Friday Art Walk, Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition and the Student and Emerging Artist Competition.
In addition to these programs we utilize our public spaces, both interior and exterior, to provide exhibit space to regional artists and cultural arts organizations. Detailed information on our current programming and future goals can be viewed throughout this website.
Art enhances our public spaces and transforms an ordinary space into a destination. It fosters creativity, discovery and thoughtfulness among our citizens and visitors. The City of Ocala invites you to visit the many art exhibits in our city spaces. Public Art is COMPLIMENTARY and is for EVERYONE!