Fine Arts Festival is Oct. 28-29

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Event fills downtown Ocala

Fine Arts For Ocala’s 51st annual Ocala Arts Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Ocala.

Presenting sponsor is Palm Chevrolet.

FAFO is bringing 180 artists from all over the country to exhibit their beautiful pieces in downtown Ocala. Artists compete for $22,000 worth of Award money presented to the winners which are selected by two prestigious judges.

Each fall, this family fun event is completely free to attend and draws more than 25,000 visitors to the historic downtown Ocala. Browse original art from artists and craftsmen as well as art presented by children in Marion County. Enjoy live music on two stages, an array of food trucks to curb your appetite, children’s activities presented by the Appleton Museum of Art and so much more!

The festival includes free admission, free parking, free children’s art projects, and free live entertainment through the event zone.

Therre will be:

180 Artists

3 Sponsor Tents, Palm Chevrolet, Presenting Sponsor, Ocala Eye, and Radiology Associates.

14 Food Vendors/Food Trucks

10 Community Booths

67 Marion County Schools participating in the Student Art Show at Citizen’s Circle

20 Different Organizations with Student Performances

6 Local Bands performing at the Downtown Gazebo

1 Jazz Musician, Ken Mazur, “Hot Metal Groove” outside the Marion Theater

1 Flute Musician, George Tortorelli on SE 2nd & SE 1st

3 Beer & Wine Tent Locations

1 Caricature Artist Sarah Kantz

1 Face Painter- Tonya DeRose

1 Stilt Walker- Mike Weakley

1 SideWalk Art Activities compliments of MCA

1 VIP Tent for the Collector’s Circle Members

For more information visit our website www.fafo.org.