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FAFO presents MAX with fundraising match of $65,000!

In March 2017 community arts organization Fine Arts For Ocala(FAFO) agreed to match the fundraising efforts of the Magnolia Art Xchange(MAX) in the amount of up to $65,000 for the 2017 calendar year. MAX was able to match 100% of the grant and in January 2018 FAFO presented MAX with a $65,000 check. This funding support has allowed MAX to reach the cash requirement for the City of Ocala and MAX to move forward in discussions to enter into a 15-year lease of Ocala Union Station that will transform Ocala Union Station into Ocala’s first art incubator. MAX will be a hub for the community’s visual artists, providing working studios and a creative space for the artists to collaborate and grow in their professional endeavors.

The matching gift agreement was facilitated by the Community Foundation For Ocala Marion County and establishes a fifteen-year relationship between the two organizations. This collaboration will serve both organizations in furthering the professional development of artists, promoting the appreciation of the arts and enhancing art education within the community.


About MAX
The Magnolia Art Xchange is Ocala’s first art incubator. Along with providing resources and space for community artists, educators, and art enthusiasts, MAX is designed to build and expand the cultural presence in Ocala. To learn more about MAX, visit maxocala.org.

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Fine Arts for Ocala Partners with Magnolia Art Xchange

Fine Arts for Ocala, FAFO, has agreed to match the fundraising efforts of the Magnolia Art Xchange in the amount of up to $65,000 for the 2017 calendar year. The matched funds will assist MAX in reaching its capital campaign goal of $130,000 to be further matched by the City of Ocala for renovations of Ocala Union Station. Funding will enable MAX to transform Ocala Union Station into a hub for the community’s visual artist, providing studios and a creative space for the artists to collaborate and grow in their endeavors.

FAFO is honored to partner with MAX and join in their efforts to support artists and art education experiences for our community. FAFO has brought the Ocala Arts Festival to our community for the last 50 years and our partnership with MAX will only further our mission of providing opportunities for our community to experience Fine Art.

Fine Arts for Ocala is also excited to join the City of Ocala in their efforts to support MAX through this matching grant. The City of Ocala has been extremely generous of their support to FAFO for both of our events, Ocala Arts Festival and the Mother’s Day Symphony Under the Stars.


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