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