The event, held at Transformco at 655 S.W. 52nd Avenue in Ocala, provided a chance for the artists and patrons to meet while surrounded by the pre-painted horses that arrived last Friday from Chicago. The artists were selected through a competitive call to artists. Jurors from the region selected the designs from more than 50 submissions.
Following the event, the artists loaded their horses and transported them to studios throughout the county and region, where they have six weeks to complete the creative process. Horses are to be completed by Feb. 1, 2021 and will be on public display in the spring before they are installed at the location of the patron’s choice.