Brush up on Lakeland’s Art Crawl festival

Here’s everything you need to know about Art Crawl, Lakeland’s free outdoor art festival for the whole family.

An artist paints an abstract design on a large canvas at Art Crawl. The artist wears a bandana, glasses, and lanyard.

What will you discover at this year’s festival?

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Art Crawl returns for its 10th year on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Never been? Let us paint you a picture: Art Crawl is a free, family and pet-friendly festival featuring over 60 local artists and performances.

An artist sells art prints in a booth at Art Crawl

See something you like? Purchase art to support local artists.

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This year’s event has new features to enjoy. It will move from its past spot in Munn Park to Swan Brewing (115 W. Pine St.), where you’ll be able to enjoy brews while you browse. There will also be five food trucks on-site all day.

This is the perfect place to buy a new piece for your home or kickstart your own art career. Join others to create part of a huge mosaic or help paint a collaborative art piece for the Bartow Art Guild.

Dancers perform on a stage in front of a crowd at Art Crawl

Don’t miss performances by FrediDANCE Project from 12 to 4 p.m.

Photo provided by Art Crawl, Inc.

If you prefer to leave it to the pros, don’t miss Art Wars, where 10 artists will compete to create large works of art with surprise materials. Chalk artist Tim Ritter and glass blower Kari Fenstermaker will also work their magic on-site, and a piece of public art will come to life as 14-year-old artist Harlow Manning paints a mural on the walls of Swan Brewing.

Are you ready to run to Art Crawl? Save the schedule and check out our guide to free downtown parking before your visit.