The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern college today announced a $6 million, 10,000-square-foot expansion that will triple the gallery space and add classrooms and art labs.
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Library Renovations Will Debut Soon, Followed by Opening of History and Culture Center
The Lakeland Public Library’s main branch on Lake Morton is preparing to open its renovated adult section to the public in a few weeks, with the new History and Culture Center and a renovated children’s section following in May.
Aquatic Murals Adorn Fishing Outfitter Coming to Former Red Lobster
Colorful fish murals are being painted on the outside walls at the building on Memorial Boulevard where the Red Lobster chain got its start, The Ledger reports. Kentucky artist Bob Gregory is painting the aquatic scenes on the building, which is being transformed into the 5,000-square-foot Lakeland Fishing Outfitters, under the same ownership as outfitters […]
New Sculptures Being Installed for Annual Outdoor Competition
Two striking red sculptures were recently installed on opposite ends of the Lemon Street Promenade in downtown Lakeland. The 400-pound, 9-foot-long “Red Buffalo” by James Futral of Fort Myers anchors the promenade’s west end at Florida Avenue. Jim Galluci’s 600-pound, 10-foot-tall “Red Digital Arch” forms a portal for the promenade’s eastern edge at Massachusetts Avenue.
Daryl Ward Named Executive Director of Polk Arts Alliance
The Polk Arts Alliance has hired former Harrison School of the Arts Principal Daryl Ward to serve as the nonprofit organization’s next executive director.
LkldNow Readers Favored Entertainment, Health News in 2021
Entertainment and health articles drew the largest audiences on LkldNow in 2021, reflecting both interest in COVID-19 prevention and perhaps ways to find respite from the pandemic.
Lkld Live, a Spunky Arts Nonprofit, Folding at the End of 2021
Lkld Live, a 6-year-old nonprofit arts organization that gave a platform to musicians and artists that they might not find at commercial venues, is folding at the end of December.
Meri Mass Retiring as Polk Arts Alliance Executive Director
Like the Artists’ Hall of Fame she established with the Polk History Center, Meri Mass prepares to retire on a personal walk of fame leaving a trail of accomplishments as an arts advocate and collaborator for arts and sports tourism.
Former Lakeland Worship Singer Gets a Second Shot at Stardom on ‘The Voice’
For Jeremy Rosado, a former Lakeland worship leader, 2021 has been a year of second chances. A few months after recovering from COVID-19, he found out he would be a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”
Lakeland Symphony, Polk Museum Pair Music With Visual Art
A collaboration between the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra and the Polk Museum of Art resulted in an exhibition pairing musical pieces with related visual art, Bay News 9 reports. A related gallery concert has been sold out. MORE: The exhibition Source: Bay News 9