Nathan Miller, a Tampa native now living in Georgia, won Best of Show and $5,000.
Lakeland’s Mayfaire-by-the-Lake is celebrating its 51st year
Everything you need to know if you’re going to the Mayfaire-by-the-Lake arts festival at Lake Morton this weekend.
City Prepares For First MayFaire by-the-Lake Without Founder Joe Mitchell
Mitchell, a longtime art educator, passed away last month at the age of 91. He organized the first MayFaire-by-the-Lake in 1971.
Mayfaire Best of Show Goes to Artists Preserving Cuban Folk Art
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.
Your Guide to Mayfaire-By-The-Lake’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
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.
An Artist Familiar to Mayfaire Fans Wins Best of Show Again
The winner of this year’s Mayfaire-by-the-Lake’s Best of Show is a familiar figure at the fine-arts festival. Ummarid Eitharong has been showing up every year since 1986, and he’s a multiple winner of the top prize.
New Downtown Event: Saturday Night Block Party
As Lakeland celebrates Mother’s Day and Mayfaire-by-the-Lake this weekend, a new event will create a block party atmosphere downtown on Saturday night complete with popup vendors, specialty foods and the debut of new festive lighting.
Your Guide to Mayfaire By-The-Lake 2021
People have lots of questions before visiting Mayfaire-by-the-Lake, Lakeland’s premiere outdoor art festival: Where should we park? What if I get hungry? (Where are the bathrooms?) Here is a guide, including Covid safety precautions and information about a first-ever virtual Mayfaire.
Local Arts Groups in Turmoil Due to Pandemic
Concerts canceled. Galleries emptied. Fundraisers lost. Over the past eight weeks, it is not just small businesses in Lakeland that have lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. Arts organizations report they have collectively lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in ticket sales, fees for classes, sponsorships, galas and promotional events.
Artist’s Graceful Swan Will Still Represent Mayfaire
For the first time since 1974, families in Lakeland won’t be celebrating Mother’s Day weekend by strolling through Mayfaire by-the-Lake. The 2020 edition of the Lake Morton outdoor art festival was postponed a full year to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But even before its scheduled return on May 8 and 9 next […]