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Support the Arts at Lakeland

Arts at Lakeland

The Arts at Lakeland exists through support from Lakeland Community College, community particpation and interest, and from generous donations.  Please consider donating to support the Arts at Lakeland.

The Arts at Lakeland consists of:

  • Civic Music: Lakeland’s Civic Music ensembles include the Civic Band, Civic Chorus, Civic Flute Choir, Jazz Impact, Civic Jazz Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra. Each ensemble consists of students and community members who practice and prepare together to perform at least one performance each fall and spring semester.
  • Civic Theatre: Twice a year, members of the community can enjoy or participate in exceptional play productions that range in themes from classical literature to the avant-garde, famed musicals to beloved comedies. Performers can include equity actors, community members and students. These professional productions take place in the 400-seat Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, where every seat has a great view of the stage and the feel of an intimate theater setting. Visit Civic Theatre for more information.
  • The Gallery at Lakeland: The Gallery at Lakeland presents art exhibitions year round, including an annual Holiday Artists market to benefit the Lakeland Visual Arts Student Exhibition. Exhibitions support Lakeland's fine arts academic programs and employees, diversity efforts at the college, community arts groups, local, regional and national artists and local high schools' all-star artists. For more information on programming, the gallery space, etc.. Visit The Gallery at Lakeland for more information.
  • Jazz Festival: The Lakeland Community College Jazz Festival is dedicated to the presentation of educational opportunities for aspiring student jazz musicians of high school and junior high school age. The festival provides an educational forum for student musicians, devotees of the music field, and the public at large through clinics and performances.  It also provides a stage for the performance of all styles of jazz by internationally celebrated artists as well as gifted musicians found in this area of the country.

Join Us

Lakeland students and community members are encouraged to participate in or be a part of the audience for productions and art exhibitions:

  • Participate: We welcome community members to audition for one of our civic music ensembles or civic theatre. Visit Music Ensemble or Civic Theatre for more information on eligibility, requirements, days and times, etc.
  • Audience: If you are not interested in playing in a music ensemble or performing in a theatrical production, but would like to listen or watch, we welcome you to come and enjoy! Visit Arts at Lakeland for the most up-to-date information on upcoming performance details.


Have questions? Contact the Lakeland Foundation with questions related to Giving. Contact the Arts and Sciences Office for questions related to Arts at Lakeland programming.