Cattle Drive Sculpture

The OKMS Arts & Culture Alliance is proud to introduce the artist
of the Cattle Drive Sculpture project!
Artist J. Michael Wilson has begun the project with the clay sculpting
stage in preparation for bronzing.
This a sneak peek of the Brahma Bull that will be a part of the sculpture.
Cattle Drive Sculpture Project Fundraising Campaign

About the Project


Be a part of the legacy of Okeechobee heritage by sponsoring the Okeechobee Cattle Drive Sculpture Project.

Okeechobee Main Street’s Art and Culture Alliance is raising funds to bring a bronze cattle drive sculpture to Okeechobee. The project will consist of ten bronze sculptures and will include a horse with rider,  calf,  dog, six head of cattle and cowboy on a fence. The sculptures will represent a historical cattle drive celebrating the ranching lifestyle in Okeechobee County as well as celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the first cattle brought to Florida. In 1521 the earliest Spanish explorers and seven Andalusia cattle arrived on Florida shores.

The project will be installed in the City of Okeechobee at Flagler Park #5. This bronze sculpture project will be custom made to celebrate the cattle heritage of Okeechobee County and will be a unique and total representation of our area.

The cattle sculptures will graze on the grass along side of the sidewalk with native plants added for authenticity. Visitors will be able to walk along the sidewalk and feel like they are in the middle of a historic cattle drive, visitors will also be able to read about the history of Okeechobee ranchers.

The project will be easily viewed from State Road 70 with easy access in and out. Historically, this is also near the path of cattle drives coming through Okeechobee many years ago.

The OKMS Arts and Culture Alliance’s mission is to connect people to the arts and to each other. We want our art projects to celebrate the uniqueness of our community. This exhibit will not only be a celebration of Okeechobee ranchers but will also be an interactive installation containing historical content within the exhibit.

This sculpture project will preserve the legacy of Florida heritage for many generations to come, allowing the essence of the Florida Cowboy to come alive. By donating to this project you are not only contributing to the beautification of the City of Okeechobee but ensuring the legacy of Old Florida traditions and history are etched in time and celebrated by locals and visitors year after year.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now!
Want to be a part of this majestic and historic project?
Opportunities for the community, businesses and ranchers available now!
Fundraising brochure can be downloaded now from our website.
EVERYONE can be a part of this great project!
You can donate at our office or on our website

For larger donations, please contact the OKMS Office - 863-357-6246
Contact us if your organization would like a personal presentation!

Come back often and click here to check out our donor list!
All images in slide show from Brownwood Villages that the project will be based on.
Sculptor/Artist: J. Michael Wilson - Photos by Andrew Tomlin
All images in slide show from Brownwood Villages
that the project was inspired by.