Take a morning walk around this Ocala park to see new art sculptures

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The City of Ocala will host the Tuscawilla Sculpture Stroll featuring 10 different artists from across the United States.

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The tour will take place from 11 am to 2 pm on February 24 at Tuscawilla Park and Arts and will be free to the public.

The Ocala Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Competition features artists from across the United States.

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A selection jury, made up of representatives from the local community and art groups, chose ten sculptures to go forward in the competition and display in the park.

The sculptures will travel to Tuscawilla Park and the Tuscawilla Art Park for a 22-month exhibit that spans several acres of green space in downtown Ocala.

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Self-guided tour catalogs and scavenger hunt flyers will be available throughout the event.

Each new sculpture is paired with a local non-profit organization and a family-friendly art-themed game for visitors to play.

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Tickets for the games are available from Ocala Cultural Arts for $0.50 a ticket at the Information Tent.

This year’s artists and sculptures include:

  • Lee Bell, Sarasota, FL – “Fernando”

  • Richard Herzog, Athens, GA – “Dalband Satellite Flower”

  • Hanna Jubran, Grimesland, NC – “Double Helix”

  • Harry McDaniel, Asheville, NC – “Impractical Hardware”

  • Michael O’Khaen, Miami, FL – “Flamingo”

  • Roberto Perez Crespo, Hialeah, FL – “Pollination”

  • Jeffrey Repko, Atlanta, GA – “Beckon”

  • Kirk Seese, Lutherville Timonium, MD – “The Three Feathers”

  • Laurie Sheridan, Port Evan, NY – “Fecund Pod”

  • Jamie Weinfurter, Iowa City, IA – “Integration”

There will be an awards ceremony from 11am to 2pm where attendees can vote for their favorite sculptures.

The free event will include live music, local artisans, crafters, non-profits, complimentary face painting and local food trucks.

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