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State of the Arts in Marion County

March 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Did you know Ocala has more public art per capita than Chicago? Across all the arts, times are changing. Shifts are occurring to make art more accessible, fun, interactive, and inter-generational. Art can be found in public places like parks, rooftops, and sidewalks. Art is popping up unexpectedly like flash mobs in public venues, crocheted creations over trees, chalk sidewalk art, abandoned art for the taking, and more! Genres are crossing lines, such as integrating movies with theatre through shadow casts. Explore the latest emerging trends in the art scene from various art organization leaders in Marion County. Learn about what they have in store for the future.


Jaye Baillie – Marion Cultural Alliance

Pamela Calero-Wardell – Reilly Arts Center, Ocala Symphony Orchestra, and Marion Theatre

Chad Taylor – Insomniac Theatre Company

Jesse James – Magnolia Arts Exchange

Patricia Tomlinson – Appleton Museum

Jennifer Normoyle – City of Ocala (Cultural Arts & Science Affairs)

Maggie Weakley – Fine Arts For Ocala

Laurie Zink – Ocala Film Foundation


March 16, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 pm