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Ocklawaha: Wild and Endangered River

July 2, 2020 - July 18, 2020

Marion Cultural Alliance and Free the Ocklawaha present Ocklawaha: Wild and Endangered River

Multi-Media Art Exhibit

July 2-18, 2020

Opening Day: July 2, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Brick City Center for the Arts

23 SW Broadway St., Ocala, FL

Explore one of America’s Endangered Rivers® through a multi-media art exhibit featuring ten award-winning artists – paleo sculptor, painters, photographers, wildlife illustrator and more.”
See the complete list of artists here.


Brick City Center for the Arts Gallery Hours:

M-F: 10 am to 5 pm
Sat.: 11 am to 4 pm

Gallery visitation will be managed in a socially distanced manner with limits on numbers in the gallery, required masks, and spaced out viewing.

  • Receive FREE map of Ocklawaha’s historic sites, lost springs, and boat ramps
  • Grab a children’s activity kit about the river, manatees and other wildlife
  • Get a handout on river tours of the Ocklawaha with guide bios
  • Take selfies with the two new murals at Brick City Center for the Arts

For directions and information on the gallery, click here.


On-Line Experience:
For those preferring to experience the exhibit from home, we offer these opportunities.
Visit the online gallery:



See opening day programming below:

Visit our Facebook pages to see all taped presentations!

10 a.m.: About the Exhibit – Jaye Baillie, Exec. Director Marion Cultural Alliance and Margaret Spontak, Chair, Free the Ocklawaha Coalition
11a.m.: Margaret Spontak, About the Ocklawaha
12 noon: Photographer and Illustrator, Reinier Munguia, Lakeland, Wildlife of the River
2 p.m.: The Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha
4 p.m.: River Guide Erika Chadwick, Ocklawaha – Growing Up on the River
5 p.m.: River Guide Karen Chadwick, Interlachen – Paleo Art and the Stories They Tell
6 p.m.: Photographer and Fisherman Will Dickey, Jacksonville – Confessions of a Bass Fisherman


Featured artists profiles added throughout the two weeks.
Current feature: Doug Eng – The Drowned Forest of the Ocklawaha and Other Works


July 2, 2020
July 18, 2020

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