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Horse Fever Artists – Where Are They Now?

Horse Fever Artists – Where Are They Now?

About Exhibit:

In 2001, Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) was founded through the introduction of the Horse Fever, Ocala’s first county-wide public art project. Through partnership with Florida Thoroughbred Breeder’s and Owners’ Association (FTBOA), the business community, local philanthropists, the City of Ocala, and volunteers, MCA’s debut effort was met with excitement and delight, showcasing the vibrancy of our community through the work of amazingly talented and creative local and regional visual artists.
In subsequent years, Horse Fever – In Motion, and Horse Fever 10th Anniversary continued the popularity of the project with the introduction of new painted horses. In all, more than 50 artists created over 85 works that continue to inspire our community and its visitors to this day.
In celebration of its fifteenth year of arts support, MCA is asking the question, “Horse Fever Artists~Where Are They Now?” Join MCA in January for an extraordinary exhibit at Brick City Center for the Arts honoring these artists and showcasing their current work.


Exhibit January 6 – 28, 2017

Sponsored by The David & Lisa Midgett Foundation

Marion Cultural Alliance

MCA supports activities relating to the arts, historical and scientific museums, and specific education through grants, advocacy, fundraising, and partnerships.

This Post Has 7 Comments
  1. I am trying to buy the book Horse Fever (2001) as my sister-in-law Ellen Rae Gilchrist was involved in this project. My brother George and Ellen showed me a book about this. George and Ellen have both died and I would like to be able to buy a copy of this book. Can you help me locate one?

  2. Hi Judy,

    We only have one book that we sell in our gallery gift shop, as well as some mugs, figurines and posters. Do you happen to know what horse you’re looking for to see if we have it in stock? Do you have anyone that you know that lives in Ocala that can come in? We would love to help you but we also don’t have too much Horse Fever merchandise left. Let us know if you have anymore details, such as the name of the horse or even the theme.

    Hopefully we can give you better direction and even find what you’re looking for!


    Xochi Smith
    Gallery Director

  3. Hi there,

    We do have some Horse Fever merchandise available. At Brick City Center for the Arts we have posters, some figurines and mugs left, as well as a commemorative book. Are you able to come in to our gift shop? If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the gallery at (352) 369-1500


  4. Could anyone tell me the type and name of the sealer used for the painted horses? I know it had to be waterproof and UV resistant and still maintain true colors.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  5. Hi,

    I was just wondering if you guys had a list of the figurines they made for the Horse Fever? I believe that they didn’t make all 52 as miniatures but I was looking through my collection and think I’m missing some. I just wanted to compare and see if I am in fact missing some of the figurines.


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