Your weekend on a budget: how to have fun without breaking the bank

As millennials, and really just as humans, we take pleasure in saving a few extra bucks from time to time. Especially when this spending regards tickets, food, events, and all the other things we highlight here at YLakeland. That’s why we’ve compiled this...

20 Questions with artist Sam Romero

Local Sam Romero is an interdisciplinary artist who works in video, photography, painting, graphic design, and drawing.   His most recent project is a local clothing brand named “Mezcla” that currently sells at 801 E. Main and online. Catch him at the...

In the limelight: Rembrandt’s Academy at the Polk Museum of Art

We are so lucky admission to the Polk Museum of Art is free. The extraordinary building stands as the vanguard of new ideas, creativity, and artistic ability. Overlooking the placid, swan-filled shores of Lake Morton, the Museum is an all-too-often overlooked Polk...

Your LKLD Labor Day weekend

It’s the last holiday of the summer, and what better way to say “goodbye summertime” than with a grand ole national holiday? Spend your final hours in the summertime sunshine with a few of these tips on what’s going on in Lakeland:

What the Brocante? We’re all about that French vintage.

“French Brocante” is a romantic term for vintage pieces for decorating homes in a whimsical way, as Brocante is the name of second hand shops in France. Pronounced “BROH-CAHNT,” it’s immediate translation is “secondhand goods.” The style definitely...

Polk Museum of Art paints the city creative

In 2016, our beloved Polk Museum of Art celebrated its 50th anniversary of bringing creativity and art to the swan city. It is the largest and the only nationally accredited visual arts organization in Polk County in addition to being a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum...