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Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center ready for ribbon cutting

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POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

The new and improved Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center is ready to celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday.

College president Eileen Holden says the school acquired the title to the historic 1927 building back in 2011 with the promise to renovate and restore the facility for the community.

Among the nearly $2 million in renovations are refurbished stained glass windows, upgraded signage, a reinforced rotunda and renovated restrooms.

President Holden says the purpose of the new facility is simple, "To bring the visual and performing arts alive and an integral part of the culture of the community and not just a select group. This is going to open it up for everyone in this community to enjoy," she said.

The Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center ribbon cutting is open to the public and will take place March 21st from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.  The facility is located at 1099 State Road 60 East in Lake Wales. 

 

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