March 1st – March 27th, 2021
FREE EVENT | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Come out to Circle Square Cultural Center starting March 1st for the Outdoor Photo Op on the Front Lawn. The art project will then be displayed inside Circle Square Cultural Center Lobby starting March 2nd and running until March 27th to see the new herd before they return to their owners. The Horse Fever 20/20 herd of painted horses will be on display from March 1st until March 27th for both OTOW residents and the general public.
The Horse Fever public art project was created in 2001 by Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) in partnership with Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association. The Horse Fever herd has stood as a testament to the unification of culture and community. In 2005, MCA created a traveling herd of horses, dubbed Horse Fever in Motion. Then in 2011, to commemorate the Horse Fever 10th year anniversary, MCA created a new herd featuring 31 new artists’ designs. These horses have traveled to events all over Ocala and are deeply cherished by our community. Now, the fourth herd has arrived and will be on display at Circle Square Cultural Center for all to see. Included in the display is On Top of the World’s very own Celestial Magic by artist, Michell K. Farrar.
With The Introduction of the Fourth Herd
It has been 20 years since Ocala’s record-breaking public art project and auction, Horse Fever. For five months the public delighted in our herd of 53 horses, many of which still adorn the streets of Ocala. Artists and a generous business community came together to ultimately raise over $1.5 million for the arts and 27 other local charities, founding the Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA). We proudly reflect on a 20-year period of growth and consistent support through programming, grants, and scholarships enhancing art and cultural programs across every medium in Ocala/Marion County.