Ocala Art in City Spaces

The City of Ocala seeks unique, thought provoking exhibits that are appropriate for a public City space where work will be viewed by citizens and guests of all ages. Only complete applications are reviewed. Viewer engagement, artist intent and originality of ideas, and use of media and technique are all considered when an application is being considered for approval.

The City of Ocala recommend that artist(s) plan on delivering a minimum of 20 works for a show in any of the City spaces. Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis to approved applicants. The City of Ocala reserves the right to adjust the exhibit display in an effort to showcase the artist’s work in the best possible way. 

City of Ocala Public Art Roster

The Cultural Arts and Sciences Division is currently accepting applications for the Public Art Roster.


The City of Ocala and the Magnolia Art Xchange invite artists with up to 10 years’ experience to submit entries for the "Spectrum of Creativity" 2021 Student and Emerging Artist Competition, which will take place Friday, April 9 through Wednesday, July 7 at City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.

Artists will compete in three divisions according to their respective years of experience: high school students, 1 - 5 years’ active experience, and 6 - 10 years’ active experience. All entries must have been completed within the last two years. Early entries will be given priority placement within the gallery and the juror will award winners in each division, as well as Best of Show. Awards will be presented at a reception taking place Wednesday, April 21 at City Hall.

6th Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

The City of Ocala announces a Call for Entries for the Sixth Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla and Tuscawilla Art Park. This competition is open to artists currently working and residing in the United States with experience in designing, fabricating, and installing large outdoor Public Art. Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium. Merit Juror, Dr. Rangsook Yoon, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Baker Museum of Artis-Naples, will select Best of Show, Second Place, and Honorable Mention. Selection in these categories will include a cash award.

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