Arts & Entertainment in Ocala, FL
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Recurring Arts and Entertainment Events
Ocala’s First Friday Artwalk features an array of performing and visual artists spanning 15 blocks through the downtown historic district. The event happens every first Friday of the month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm during September – May.
Independent artists from around the world come to Ocala to experience this four-day annual film festival which includes movie screenings, professional development, networking, special events and more. Sponsored by the Ocala Film Foundation.
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to a different park each month to watch current movies and classic favorites. Popcorn and drinks available. Information
Held every Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm, the Ocala Downtown Market features fresh produce, arts, crafts and more offered by farmers, artists and craftspeople from throughout the region This community event also includes food trucks serving a vast array of specialty cuisine. 310 SE 3rd St. Ocala
Museums & Galleries
This leading cultural center is housed in an award-winning classical architecture building featuring Italian travertine marble throughout. The Appleton Museum of Art houses nearly 18,000 pieces of art and artifacts from around the world and hosts numerous traveling exhibitions. Its mission is to “exhibit works of fine art and artifacts for the public and provide educational programming for visitors.” Located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala
This 1965 square foot exhibition space hosts traveling exhibits along with a number of its own. Located at the Ocala Campus of the College of Central Florida. 3001 SW College Rd, Ocala
Opening Fall 2018, The Carriage and Car Museum – located at the Grand Oaks Resort 7 Museum – will feature a vast array of collectible carriages and cars. This is a must see for any classic vehicle enthusiast!
Founded in 1975, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to, “"create cultural experiences and opportunities for our community through music.” Their Subscription Series includes full orchestra performance as well as collaborations with ballet. Call