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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.

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MayFaire Winners Announced

Woodturner John Mascoll of Safety Harbor won the $5,000 best-of-show award at this weekend’s Mayfaire-by-the-Lake. The annual art festival on Lake Morton, sponsored by the Polk Museum of Art, continues today through 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other winners, their booth numbers and a map follow: