FAFO — Bringing Arts to Our Community for Over 50 Years!

Formed in 1972 with a simple mission; to promote the appreciation of the fine arts and to enhance art education within our community. FAFO continues to support arts education through scholarships and various community programs.

Click any poster to visit our Facebook Events page and learn about ART-OBER and other upcoming FAFO events.


FAFO will be offering full refunds to all Artist’s Jury fees. We will begin the process this week. Artists will receive their refund through Zapp within 2-4 weeks. Thank you for applying to the Ocala Arts Festival, we hope you stay safe and healthy so we can see you in 2021.

Important Update Regarding the Ocala Arts Festival 2020

We are beyond disappointed to announce that FAFO's board has voted to cancel the Ocala Arts Festival, which was previously scheduled for October 2020. The entire board is heartbroken.

FAFO is currently exploring many other ways to actively achieve our mission this year, with possibilities including a more dynamic website that showcases FAFO artists; greater support for the arts in our public school system; and fuller participation in smaller art events in collaboration with local artists.

FAFO appreciates your support SO MUCH, and we hope that you will still consider sponsoring the Ocala Arts Festival in 2021. It will be better than ever — we promise!

Please stay tuned as we figure out what comes next. We will keep you updated! Until then, please enjoy this video message from all of us at FAFO.

Meet the 2019-2020 FAFO Board of Directors