2019-2020 Special Events


Shoe Drive

Shoe Drive, Benefiting The Pearl Project
December 17-January 19

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida and TJM Promos are now collecting children’s shoes to benefit The Pearl Project.

We're going to help stock the Pearl Project’s Kid-2-Kid closet by collecting new and like-new shoes for children of all ages. Donate TWO or more pairs of shoes and receive a one-year individual membership to the Appleton and an insulated thermos featuring a work of art from the Appleton’s collection. Limit one membership and thermos per person.

Only have one pair of shoes to donate? The Pearl Project and the families they support are appreciative of all donations.

The Pearl Project is a nonprofit organization that provides services for foster and adoptive families. Like pearls, many children's stories begin in hard places. The Pearl Project offers hope and practical help to these families through trauma-informed educational opportunities and support groups. Click here to learn more about The Pearl Project.

Drop Off Locations

Appleton Museum of Art
4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd.

TJM Promos
511 NW 48th Terrace

If you have questions about making a donation, contact AppletonMuseum@cf.edu.


Family Day

VIP & Director's Circle Reception and Talk: Flamenco, From Spain to the U.S.
Friday, January 24, 6-8 p.m.

Appleton Director’s Circle and FAFO Collector’s Circle members are invited for a reception celebrating the opening of “Flamenco: From Spain to the U.S.” with an exhibition talk by Nicolasa Chávez, accompanied by Flamenco demonstrations. Talk begins at 7 p.m.

RSVP required to Colleen Harper at 352-291-4455, ext. 1831 or harperc@cf.edu.


Family Day

Exhibition Talk: Nicolasa Chávez
Saturday, January 25, 11 a.m.

Nicolasa Chávez, curator of "Flamenco: From Spain to the U.S." will give a talk about the exhibition, accompanied by Flamenco demonstrations.

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


Arbor Day

Arbor Day Presentation and Tour
Thursday, January 30, 11 a.m.

From 11 a.m. to noon, Rachel Slocumb, City of Ocala Water Resources Conservation Coordinator, will give a talk about the soon-to-open Ocala Wetland Recharge Park and how the existing oak hammocks have been influential to the park’s ecosystem. After, take a docent-led tour of flora-themed works in the collection.

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


Artist Talk

Artist Talk: Billy Joe Hoyle
Thursday, February 26, 2 p.m.

Join us for a talk with artist Billy Joe Hoyle and Appleton Curator of Exhibitions Patricia Tomlinson as they discuss the work in Hoyle’s solo exhibition “At Home and the World.”

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


Family Day

Musical Performance: Maharajah Flamenco Trio
Thursday, March 26, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for a performance by Maharajah Flamenco Trio, whose sound blends the flavors of Spain, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and more. They have performed nationwide from Florida to Harlem, on NPR and on television, and now at the Appleton. Cash bar available.

$15 for Appleton members and nonmembers.
Click here for tickets.

This event is sponsored by Angie Lewis State Farm and Fine Arts for Ocala.






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