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Mayfaire by-the-Lake unveils this year’s stork-tacular Feature Poster

Lakeland’s largest outdoor fine art fest chose a bird-focused Feature Poster for its 52nd celebration — and no, it’s not a swan.

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Two people stand in front of an outdoor art stand featuring realistic landscape paintings.

Visitors can view + purchase works from jewelers, clay artists, painters, photographers, and more.

Photo provided by the Polk Museum of Art

Mayfaire by-the-Lake, The Polk Museum of Art’s annual fine art festival, officially unveiled their feature poster artist + image — a colorful painting of wandering waterfowl on the shores of Lake Morton, set against a vibrant Lakeland sky.

The committee chose award-winning impressionist Heather Nagy’s striking submission from among 150+ entries. Why storks? The Florida resident decided to focus her poster image on Lake Morton’s iconic residents after learning they were once on the brink of extinction.

🖼️ 52 years of local art

The beloved event began in 1971 as a small craft fair on the Lakeland Library lawn. It’s since become one of the largest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida, welcoming 15,000+ visitors and 150+ artist booths from all over the country every year on Mother’s Day weekend.

But don’t lake our word for it — experience this one-of-a-kind art showcase yourself during its upcoming 52nd celebration, happening next Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12.

Meet the artists + plan your visit

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