The Lake Wales Arts Council is an organization led by community volunteers.
Our volunteers serve in a variety of capacities: creating decorations for our Make It Magical holiday event and Fourth of July bike parade; serving as hosts and hostesses at various events; recruiting artists for special events; and organizing events such as our annual Arts Festival and exhibitions that bring excitement to the Lake Wales community.
Upcoming signature events:
March 1, 2014 Student Art Show Ice Cream Social and Awards Ceremony, Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center, 10 a.m. – noon.
Friday, March 7, 2014, Join us at our Art-B-Que to kickoff our celebration of the Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival from 6-9 p.m., local band and barbeque for $10
Saturday & Sunday, March 8-9, 2014, the Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival will return to the shores of Lake Wailes from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, April 26-27, 2014, the 12th Annual Marilyn Newell Youth Music Festival will present students ages 11-18 competing in voice, instrumental, and piano for prizes potentially equaling more than $4,500. Each contestant will perform two contrasting selections from the standard classical music repertoire for each category entered.
Friday, July 4, 2014, children with bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons, strollers, and parents and grandparents are invited to to create their own decorations and participate in the third 4th of July Bike Parade
Permanent Collection is now on display at the Lake Wales Municipal Administration Building, 201 W Central Ave, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Art work by local artists is on display in the halls of the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center.