It may surprise some of you to know that VOLUME was started over 6 years ago with the hope of creating a true art scene and artists’ network in Lakeland. 6 years is how long it’s taken to connect the dots, find an “art home” (thank the stars for @artifact_studios), and create a core group of serious, active, talented local artists. We really felt we were taking a risk putting on the last two shows, mostly because we weren’t sure of the type of response we would get from our community. We are happy to say the feedback was everything we have dreamed of and more... The support has been overwhelming, and we can’t be more grateful/excited. THANK YOU. At the end of the day, all we want is this - a progressive art scene for Lakeland, an open platform to showcase local artists, and to push boundaries while encouraging our community to think outside the box (and have a hell of a good time while doing so!) Art can be used to have so many different conversations, whether they’re a little uncomfortable, strange, sad, scary, fun, overwhelming, hilarious - we want to be bold enough to go there and hopefully change minds and viewpoints in the process.
That being said- we want to hear what YOU would like to see happen next for VOLUME and the Lakeland art scene. More shows? If so, what kind? What artistic group needs a platform but hasn’t gotten their shot yet? What subjects should we tackle? What mediums would you like to see? What conversations do you want to have? What voice have we not heard from? Tell us what you’re dying to see for the art scene in Lakeland, and let’s work to make it happen. 🖤🌈🤘🏻 #lkld #Lakeland #lkldart #lakelandart #artifact #volume #bethechangeyouwanttosee #artcollective #change #progress #challenge