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BOBA: Beginning of Bolted Art

BOBA Meklit Poster

Experience an exclusive preview of the 10 new sculptures displayed at Tuscawilla Park! 

The evening will feature docent tours, hors d'oeuvres paired with adult beverages, and a live musical performance by Ehtio-American sing-songwriter and composer Meklit to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person and a cash bar will be available.

The Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition received 117 entries from across North America and Canada. A selection jury comprised of local community and art organization representatives selected ten sculptures to advance in the competition and travel to Tuscawilla Park for a 20-month exhibit. The exhibit will have works made of sandstone, concrete, aluminum, steel, and scrap metal. Unique to this year, there will be solar-powered and kinetic sculptures, as well as a new installation in the lake.

For questions or more information, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or email

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