VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE OUTDOOR SCULPTURE LOCATED ON THE LEMON STREET PROMENADE
LAKELAND, FL (March 27, 2015) - Join the City of Lakeland on Friday, April 3rd as we celebrate 10 new sculptures located along the Lemon Street Promenade in downtown Lakeland that are part of the 15th 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 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. during the April 3rd First Friday event that will take place in downtown Lakeland. The winners of the “People’s Choice Award” will be announced at 8 p.m. The band Free Time will play at the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Lemon Street along Lemon Street as they set the mood with soothing jazz.
The artist, the name of their pieces of art and the materials used to make the sculptures are listed below.
Ray Katz, Pontiac, MI
Around the Gate, 2010
Hanna Jubran, Grimesland, NC
Summer & Spring
Bob Dorsey, Lakeland, FL
Self Portrait as Armadillo, 2014
Carl Billingsley, Ayden, NC
Adam Walls, Hope Mills, NC
Joni Younkins-Herzog, Sarasota, FL
C.R. Gray, Key West, FL
James Westermann, Morrisville, VT
Roger Halligan, Chattanooga, TN
Yellow Tail, 2008
Jack Howard-Potter, New York, NY
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 3rd First Friday event. There will also be live music so come out and enjoy First Friday and vote for your favorite piece of art!