Lakeland is loaded with artistic talent and we’re excited to add a new Instagram-worthy spot to LKLD! The Lakeland Magic mural is inspired by community pride and serves as a destination for both locals and those visiting our city. The design incorporates an artistic interpretation of water movement that represents the numerous lakes included within city limits and yes, a hint of basketball.
The mural tips-off as an introduction to the Lakeland Magic’s A Night of the Arts theme night. On March 14, 2020, artist of all different sorts (visual, culinary, performing, featured, live, etc.) will showcase their talents during a pre-game Art Festival prior to Lakeland Magic tip-off. All game entertainment will surround the dedicated theme and incorporate local artists throughout.
Lakeland Magic players will also be wearing a dedicated theme jersey selected via a Jersey Design Contest. The contest is open to the public for submissions through July 22, 2019 and open to fans for voting starting on August 1, 2019. Player worn jerseys will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefitting the winner’s Polk County charity of choice. The LKLD mural will be unveiled at a dedicated event on September 13 (time pending) at the RP Funding Center. Mark your calendars and capture your LKLD selfie. Follow along at @lakelandmagic and #LKLDMagicMural.
Gillian was selected to bring this mural to life! Gillian is a Florida native from Lakeland. Growing up attending art schools, she discovered her interest in painting very young, but it wasn’t until college did she learn to hone her talent into the realistic and unique style of painting she works with today. Gillian received her Bachelors’ Degree in Fine Art from the University of Florida in the spring of 2017. Today she is a working studio artist and muralist, as well as a painting instructor. Gfazioart.com