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Check out Arts Center Studio Experience Passes at the Lake Wales Public Library

The Lake Wales Arts Council and the Lake Wales Library Association have partnered to create a unique program that will allow library patrons to check out passes to utilize the Lake Wales Arts Center's studios for creative expression.

The Studio Experience Pass program was the brainchild of the Lake Wales Arts Center's Director of Programs, Amanda McCallister. She reached out to the Lake Wales Public Library with the proposal. The Lake Wales Library Association, the library's non-profit support organization, agreed to serve as the program's sponsor.

The Studio Experience Pass provides a one-week check out to Polk County Library Cooperative adult card holders, in good standing. The Studio Experience Pass will allow up to two adults and four children to utilize the visual arts studios to work in ceramics, drawing or painting. All supplies are provided via the sponsorship of the Lake Wales Library Association. The Lake Wales Public Library will have four Studio Experience Passes for use by library patrons, and they can be placed on hold through the Polk County Library Cooperative's reserve system.

Lake Wales Library Association President, Jodie Schmidt, stated, "Providing Polk County Library Cooperative card holders the opportunity to check out the Studio Experience Passes and access the wonderful art studios available at the Lake Wales Arts Center, at no cost, is a program the Lake Wales Library Association is pleased and excited to support."

The Studio Experience Pass must be picked up at, and returned to, the Lake Wales Public Library. The Studio Experience Pass will not be sent to other PCLC locations through the transit system. If the Studio Experience Pass is not returned to the Lake Wales Public Library within ten days after check-out the pass will be deactivated and privileges will not be available to the borrower.

Pass holders must schedule their visit(s) to the Lake Wales Arts Center studios in advance. Drop-ins are not allowed. Schedule the visit at or call 863.676.8426.

The Studio Experience Pass does not include free access to ticketed events, discounts for Lake Wales Arts Center classes, camps, concerts or special events. Reciprocal privileges to other NARM institutions are not available to Studio Experience Pass holders.

Call 863.678.4004 or email [email protected] for a complete list of policies or information.


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