The sculpture was commissioned through Platform Art, a nonprofit organization bringing pieces of public art to Lakeland, and will be unveiled April 11 during the Dixieland Spring Art Festival.
The Bay News 9 piece looked at the district’s history as a fashionable suburb that went into decline and is now seeing a renaissance. It quoted Dixieland Relics owner Karen Dasher saying, “All of a sudden, we’re getting this surge of art shops, antiques and salvage, a neat little wine and restaurant bar, coffee houses and just a lot of different things going on.”
Here’s a film promoting Dixieland that was produced by Indie Atlantic Films, which is located in the Dixeland Mall:
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