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...

Don’t Miss List: Our Top 5 Event Picks for July

July 8: 2017 Summer Sunrise Watermelon Series The Summer Sunrise Watermelon Race Series, an initiative to have low-cost local races during the hot summer months, is now in its 22nd year. The series has become an established venue for competition and an annual...

Behind the Curtain with the Polk Theatre

With the Polk Theatre‘s onset of their summer “Cult Classics” week, we bring you a behind-the-curtain look at Lakeland’s prized palace theatre, the Polk Theatre. The local movie house is a true gem of Lakeland, and its historic walls have stood...

Mayfaire 2017

Mark your calendar, Lakelanders, because Mayfaire is this weekend! This highly anticipated event is almost here and we hope to see you there. Keep reading so that you’re in the know on all things Mayfaire. This event, rated one of the top art shows in Florida,...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Local Masterpiece

Frank Lloyd Wright is known for designing over 1,000 structures ranging from offices, schools, and churches by using organic shapes, unique structures and natural light in his designs. A few notables include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City and...