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Meet Local Artists!
A beautiful night view of downtown Ocala.
A violinist performing at Art Walk.
Two people enjoying Art Walk.
A woman admiring a painting.
A man posing with artwork.
Ladies Dancing in long dresses on the Square.
A beautiful view of the Art Walk at night.

First Friday Art Walk

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The First Friday Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, September through May from 6 to 9 p.m. First Friday Art Walk is a free event located within Ocala’s historic downtown. Event festivities include over 30 artist displays, monthly live entertainment, free family art activities provided by local arts organizations and extended shopping hours. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, live performances, and downtown shops and restaurants. Pick up your map on the square and take a self-guided tour of local artists displaying their works for sale in front of our downtown business. Stop to take in the performing artists stationed along the way.

Please visit our Facebook page for all the latest updates on this event.


Interested in participating in First Friday Art Walk?


First Friday Art Walk Downtown Ocala

Fill out an application below: 

 Visual Artist

Performers (Busking)


Arts Organizations 

 Downtown Businesses


 Thank you to our Sponsors!

 98.5 KTK Radio Station

Marion Cultural Alliance 

The Mustard Seed Collection 

Brick City Bicycles 

Ivy House Restaurant and Catering 

Ocala's Chocolate and Confections   

Bogin, Munns, & Munns

 8th Avenue Gallery


Ocala Civic Theater

La Cuisine French Restaraunt 




Reilly Arts Center





Prospective artists, please check out our video ART WALK 101! This informative  session reveals helpful tips and advice for setting up your display location.





For additional information, contact the Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447, or email

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