Ashley Metts Miller, a Lakeland native, has been named executive director of the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra.
Works from the most famous name in modern sculpture have taken their places inside the exhibit halls of the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, waiting for the public to view them starting on Saturday when the doors open at 10 a.m.
The mid-century modern, 70-foot-tall orange arch and green slash, with Southgate scrawled across it in white, has long been an icon of the South Florida Avenue shopping center since it was built in 1957, making appearances in the films “Edward Scissorhands” and “The One and Only Ivan.” Now it is part of an award-winning painting […]
UPDATE: A painting that pays homage to the folk art of Cuba won the Best of Show Award at this weekend’s Mayfaire by-the-Lake art festival. The award was presented to Jessie Dominguez Reyes of Gainesville, who represented the family trio behind the art.
Mayfaire-By-The-Lake is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Lakeland’s premiere outdoor, juried, fine arts festival is free to attend and organized by the Polk Museum of Art. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 7 and 8, the same weekend as Mother’s Day, at Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland.
Advance ticket sales for next week’s Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo are 20% above last year’s level, with an expected attendance of 230,000 people and 2,000 aircraft, according to John Leenhouts, who retires as president and CEO of Sun ’n Fun at the end of this year’s expo. Sun ’n Fun starts next Tuesday and […]
Galaxy Bar in north Lakeland has closed, but its retro 80s arcade theme has been transferred to Galaxy Bar at Leo’s Live, 5263 S. Florida Ave. The bar boasts 55 classic arcade and pinball machines from the owners of Merlin Amusements, partners in the venture, The Ledger reports. Grand opening is Friday. For now it’s […]
Tony Camarillo kept the RP Funding Center doors open during a seven-year, $16 million renovation, negotiated a five-year, $5 million sponsorship deal that brought an NBA minor league team to Lakeland and reduced the city’s annual operations subsidy by 60% despite enduring a pandemic-induced “worst year ever” in 2020.
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.
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.