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City Approves Permit for Arts Festival Feb. 19-21

Safety Guidelines Convince Commissioners to Allow Large Event

 

Last updated 12/25/2020 at 10:44am

photo of past art festival - for 2021 booths will be spread further apart and traffic will flow one-way

The Lake Wales City Commission Dec. 1 approved its first permit for a large-scale event in 2021 – the 50th annual arts festival the weekend of Feb. 19-21.

Lake Wales Arts Council Executive Director Andrew Allen described safety modifications being made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Allen said the artists' booths will be configured differently to allow a one-way flow and more green space between them.

Marketing materials will stress the importance of wearing masks and following CDC guidelines, Allen said. While the festival generally draws 2,000 to 4,000 daytime visitors on Saturday...



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