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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 

Platform Art 

Polk Museum of Art 

Polk Theatre

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