Outdoor Sculpture at Tuscawilla Park

A Sunday afternoon walk turned into a six mile trek culminating at Tuscawilla Park where we strolled along the water’s edge enjoying the dozen sculptures on exhibit as part of the Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition.

By scanning the QR codes located at the base of the sculptures, visitors can learn more about the art and their creators, and you can even download a scavenger hunt brochure that can be taken to the Appleton Museum of Art and exchanged for museum admission.

Florada, the first sculpture we encountered was located in the water near the bridge.


Sunset, a piece on the water’s edge, framed the fast moving clouds.

IMG_6635Then we encountered Ultimate Truth, a water inspired piece.

IMG_6640A Bramble Tunnel and a piece called Primal Unity were both created by two artists from North Carolina.

Of course a horse had to be featured…Uplifted.

IMG_6647Under the Sea and Deflection are two more abstract pieces.

Somehow we missed one called 3 Climbers, but we didn’t miss Shanti.


Art wasn’t the only attraction. We even saw a white pelican.

On Saturday, March 14th, the public’s invited to participate in the Tuscawilla Sculpture Stroll Celebration and vote for the People’s Choice Award. A full day of family friendly activities will take place including art activities, live entertainment and food. An event not to be missed.

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