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Arts & Rec!

About the Program

The City of Lakeland Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department is excited to introduce "Arts & Rec!" A program to provide exposure to art in our Recreation facilities through classes and programs, highlighting art and artists in our venues, and rotating art exhibitions featuring Central Florida artists. A 'Call for Art,' will be hosted and organized in partnership with Art Crawl, Inc. - a Lakeland-based nonprofit organization serving as a catalyst to celebrate the emergence of new and innovative artists in Central Florida. Artwork will be chosen for the exhibitions based on originality, skill, the appearance of the artist's voice, visual impact, quality, and each physical exhibition space. Artwork must be framed and/or ready to be securely hung for consideration. The City of Lakeland will provide name plaques for each exhibition, which will include artist information and options on how to purchase the artwork directly.

Visit our exhibits at Kelly Recreation Complex, Simpson Park Community Center, Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex, Coleman-Bush Building, AND with its first exhibit City Hall 

Current Exhibit
Digital Art and Photography
Any artwork using photography or digital art as the medium. The artwork subject and concept are up to the artist, but they must be in good taste and mindful of the exhibition's intent and community standards. Profanity, obscenity, or objectionable material will not be accepted.
Exhibition Dates: October 16th - January 28th

Call for Art

three blank canvases on three different colored squares of wall

Theme:“Landscapes & Floral”
Description coming soon...

Exhibition Dates: February 19th - May 5th
Applications opening November 31st

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Application Dates: November 31st - January 7th
Application Fee: $10
Exhibition Fee: Free, with no commission fees.
Artists may submit up to two pieces for consideration per application. 
 Email Recreation@lakelandgov.net for more info.

Misc info:
Artists' Agreement
Hold Harmless
(Artists with art chosen for exhibition will need to complete and return an Artists' Agreement & Hold Harmless to a designated City of Lakeland representative)

For more info, email Recreation@lakelandgov.net