Downtown Ocala has it all! Held the first Friday of each month from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. from September thru May. The First Friday Art Walk spans fifteen city blocks in historic Downtown Ocala.
First Friday Art Walk Returns Dec. 1
OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2017) – The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include the following special performances and activities:
- 6 to 9 p.m. – Live music by Macey Mac on the main event stage located at the downtown square near the gazebo. Macey is a 13-year-old artist who channels a unique combination of LeeAnn Rimes, Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin.
- 7 and 8 p.m. – Enjoy modern fusion and gypsy-style belly dancing with swords, hula hoops, fire props and fire breathing by Belly Artist Dance Studio.
- Free hands-on art activities for all ages will be provided throughout the event by the Appleton Museum of Art, Painting with a Twist, Marion County Public Library, Karate America Ocala, Animis Foundation and the Discovery Center.
Local artists will be working throughout this event creating artwork, portraits and caricature drawings on-site. Additional art activities will be available at Ocala Homes and Farms Realty located at 108 E Fort King St.
The First Friday Art Walk occurs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month from September through May annually. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include over 30 artist displays, acoustic entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours.
The walk includes numerous indoor, restaurants, businesses, and open air spaces hosting visual and performing artists. The art walk is the ultimate opportunity to support Ocala’s pool of creative talent while enjoying the ambiance of a historic downtown anchored by outstanding restaurants and boutique shops.