Works by Florida sculptors took the top two spots as Lakeland residents voted for their favorites among the 10 sculptures along the Lemon Street Promenade downtown, the Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department announced.  People’s Choice winners in the 2018 Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition were:

  1.  Gaia, by Donald Gialanella, 508 votes.
  2. The Seahorse Serefina, by Lee Bell, 455 votes.
  3. Mare and Filly, by Jonathan Bowling, 232 votes.

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