The Maguires of Lakeland, with the support and assistance of Platform Art, has partnered with the First United Methodist Church to establish a significant public art installation on Lake Morton Drive to illustrate and celebrate the essence and endurance of the city’s first neighborhood.
The overall design centers on a family picnic scenario with stylized, life-size characters representing men, women, and children surrounding a detailed street map of the historic neighborhood, laid out like a picnic blanket, with the residential blocks embossed on its surface.
A signpost displays directional arrows and QR codes linking users to the websites of Lakeland’s creative community partners:
Florida Dance Theatre
Florida Children’s Museum
Lakeland Community Theatre
Lakeland Symphony Orchestra
Polk Museum of Art