F.A.F.O., or the Fine Arts For Ocala, is a community-based organization founded in 1966 in Marion County. Its primary purpose is to promote the Fine Arts and enhance art education within the community. Over the years, FAFO has been hosting the annual Arts Festival and, since 1988, the Symphony Under The Stars event.
FAFO's mission is driven by a passion for arts and a dedication to uplifting art education in the community. With flagship events like the Symphony Under The Stars, which takes place on Mother's Day, and the Ocala Arts Festival, held every October, FAFO has managed to create a lasting impact on the local art scene. In addition to these events, the organization also offers scholarships and supports various community art initiatives, further contributing to the enrichment of the cultural landscape in Marion County.