10th Anniversary Horse Fever - Cuddly Revealed

Today's the unveiling of the new Horse Fever herd! These new horses are in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Horse Fever, a widely popular Marion Cultural Alliance public art project responsible for raising over $1.2 million for the arts and 27 local charities. There will be a public unveiling today, Sept. 29th, starting at 6 pm featuring several of the anniversary horses on the Downtown Ocala Square. All of the new horses should be in place around the community in time for this weekend. If you want a sneak peek at the horses, sponsors, artists' inspiration and an interactive map to track them down, go to ocala.com's Horse Fever feature page (see links at end of this blog post).

I am thrilled to have been picked out of 300 entries to paint one of the 27 anniversary horses. I hope you enjoy "Cuddly". He's painted to look like a giant stuffed toy! Look for him this weekend at First Avenue Bank on the "S" Curve, just south of Downtown Ocala. Cuddly's sponsor is Arnette House, an incredibly valuable resource for our community.

Arnette House, Inc. offers emergency shelter services, non-residential counseling services, group homes, Independent Living Program and will be opening a Therapeutic Group Home within the next few months.

Cuddly waiting to be picked up at my studio - headed for clear coating.

Stay tuned to this blog for more information about the making of Cuddly, more photos and other Horse Fever news. -pw
Ocala.com Horse Fever (link) 
Marion Cultural Alliance (link)
Arnette House, Inc. (link)