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Arts & Rec!

Woman in foreground dancing/leaping - both legs off the ground. Background is a painting on a garage door with bright colors.

About the Program

The City of Lakeland, Parks & Recreation Department, is excited to introduce "Arts & Rec!" A program to provide exposure to art in our Recreation facilities through 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 otherwise ready to be securely hung for consideration. All mediums are welcome. 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.

The first exhibitions will be hosted at Kelly Recreation Complex and Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex. 


Call for Art

three blank canvases on three different colored squares of wall


"button" that says "Apply" with an arrow cursor - hyperlinked to the Call for Art for Arts & Rec

Exhibition Dates: July 2 - September 30, 2021

Application Deadline: June 13, 2021
Application Fee: $10 
Exhibition Fee: Free, with no commission fees.
Artists may submit up to two pieces for consideration per application. 

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