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LEMON STREET ART PART OF FLORIDA OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION

LEMON STREET ART PART OF FLORIDA OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION

VOTE FOR PEOPLE CHOICE DURING APRIL FIRST Friday EVENT

LAKELAND, FL (April 2, 2014) - Downtown Lakeland is now home to 10 new sculptures that are part of the 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Lakeland, Winter Haven and now Sebring are participating with the installation of new art to be enjoyed. In Lakeland, the sculptures are displayed along Lemon Street and there will be a chance for art lovers to vote on their favorite outdoor sculpture for the coveted “People’s Choice” award during the April 4th First Friday event that will take place in downtown Lakeland from 6-9 p.m.  The artist, the name of their pieces of art and the materials used to make the sculptures are listed below.

Jerzy Kedziora  – Feng Shui is coldcast bronze measuring 6’6” x 3’9” x 3’9”

Jack Howard – Valkyrie is galvanized and powder-coated steel measuring 9’9” x 9’8” x 8’

Gus Ocamposilva  – Dancer of the Wind 3 is aluminum and enamel measuring 12’5” x 6’8” x 1’3”

Adam Walls – POW is painted steel measuring 5’5” x 3’ x 6’

Wesley Stewart, Martinez  – For Us is steel measuring 11’6” x 5’2” x 5’

James Oleson, Jr – Reflecting is aluminum and steel measuring 5’4” x 2’11” x 1’1”

Glenn Zweygardt – Malachite Voyager is stone, glass and metal measuring 9’4” x 3’ x 2’8”

Hanna Jubran – Balance Point is steel, cast iron and paint measuring 9’ x 1’6” x 1’6”

Karen Adamek  –  Iron Horse Jumper is made from railroad spikes and measures 6’ x 8’ x 3’

Joseph Thompson – Archangel After Michael is made from steel and measures 7’2” x 2’8” x 2’8”

The sculptures are selected by a committee of comprised of community members and Polk Museum of Art staff for the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The sculptures are displayed for a year in downtown Lakeland, Winter Haven and Sebring. An independent judge selects the Best of Show, Second Place and Honorable Mention awards for the pieces of art.  The winners along with the “People’s Choice” award will be announced at the April 4th First Friday event.  There will be live music from the jazz band FreeTime who will be playing on Lemon Street from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. so come out and enjoy First Friday and vote for your favorite piece of art!


Kentucky Ave Rail Crossing To Close Jan 29 & 30th.

Kentucky Ave Crossing To Close Jan 29 & 30th.

CSX Railroad has scheduled the replacement of rails at the Kentucky Ave Crossing on January 29 & 30. 

Pedestrians and vehicular traffic are encouraged use the Tennessee or Massachusetts Ave crossings.

CONSTRUCTION ON LAKE BEULAH TRAIL BEGINS THIS WEEK

CITY TO START CONSTRUCTION ON

LAKE BEULAH TRAIL PROJECT

 

LAKELAND, FL (December 9, 2013) – During the week of December 9th, City of Lakeland crews will start construction on the Lake Beulah Trail project in Downtown Lakeland. 

 

The Florida Department of Transportation and the Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency (LCRA) are funding the Lake Beulah Trail in order to beautify this gateway into Lakeland and the surrounding neighborhoods and to improve conditions for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit patrons.  Through this project, the existing five-foot wide concrete sidewalk will be replaced with an eight to ten-foot wide asphalt multi-use trail.  This project also includes the installation of decorative lighting along the trail, landscaping and transit stop improvements including the construction of a new transit shelter at the Hartsell Avenue intersection.

 

Construction is expected to be completed in Spring 2014.  Periodic lane closures are possible throughout the duration of this project.  Motorists are asked to use caution and watch for construction workers within the project area.

 

For more information, contact Mike Whigham at (863) 834-3300. 

 

 

 

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE AND FIREWORKS SCHEDULED

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE AND FIREWORKS SCHEDULED

 

 

LAKELAND, FL (November 25, 2013) – The annual Lakeland Christmas Parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2013. The parade begins at The Lakeland Center at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. at The Lakeland Center. The downtown area streets along the parade route will close at 5:00 p.m. Lime Street between Sykes Boulevard and Lake Beulah will close at noon.

 

For all parade events citizens are encouraged to use the Orange Street parking garage. The Orange Street garage is not on the parade route and visitors can enter or leave during the parade. All other parking garages are on the parade route, and vehicles will not be permitted to leave the garage until the conclusion of the parade.

 

The theme for the 2013 Christmas parade is “I’m Dreaming of…” and there are over 120 participants in this year’s parade including floats, marching bands and a jolly fellow in a sleigh.

 

A fireworks display that officially starts the parade will take place on Lake Mirror at 7:00 p.m. The fireworks will last approximately 15 minutes. The parade route begins at The Lakeland Center, travels along Lemon Street, turns left on Tennessee, proceeds right onto Main Street, goes around Lake Mirror and then heads back to The Lakeland Center via Orange Street (View Parade Map ).

 

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