2019 Special Events


Arbor Day

Appleton Art for Arbor Day
Thursday, January 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arbor Day is a holiday dedicated annually to public tree-planting. From 11 a.m. to noon in the Appleton auditorium, Greg Barton, Marion County forester, will give a presentation on the ecological value of trees. From noon to 1 p.m., docents will give a tour of flora-themed works and symbolism found throughout the permanent collection.

This event is organized by Steve MacKenzie, professor of Environmental Sciences at the College of Central Florida. For more information, contact Griselle Gonzalez at 352-291-4455, ext. 1836, or gonzaleg@cf.edu.

Free for Appleton members; included with admission fee for nonmembers.


Clyde Butcher

VIP Reception and Artist Talk with Clyde Butcher
Friday, February 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

In the spirit of Clyde Butcher's photography, wear black, white and gray — or any combination thereof — to this special meet-and-greet reception and talk with the artist. Guests must be an Appleton Director’s Circle or Fine Arts For Ocala, Inc. (FAFO) Collector’s Circle member to attend. RSVP is required; talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

To become a Director’s Circle member or to RSVP, contact Colleen Harper, 352-291-4455, ext. 1831.

Sponsored by Fine Arts For Ocala, Inc. (FAFO), this event is held in combination with the exhibition America's Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher, on view February 2-May 26, 2019.


Clyde Butcher

Book Signing with Clyde Butcher
Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

We are honored to have the artist here for a book signing. Exhibition catalog and other books available for purchase in the Appleton Store. This event is free to the public and does not include admission to the exhibition.

Sponsored by Fine Arts For Ocala, Inc. (FAFO), this event is held in combination with the exhibition America's Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher, on view February 2-May 26, 2019.






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