The Hispanic community, which makes up 17.7% of Polk County's population (16% of USA) has become the nation's largest ethnic minority group. We are increasingly recognized for our enormous consumer and political influence, as well as for our desire to succeed and play an active role in our communities across the country.
The Club Hispano de Lakeland is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to raising funds for education, scholarships and similar causes in the community. Donations to CHL are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, under segment 501(c)3 of the IRS code.
It is the Club's mission to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Latin American countries but very especially, of the millions of Americans of Hispanic ancestry in the U.S., with significant attention to the work of writers, musicians and artists. This mission translates into a call to educate the younger generation into the richness of our traditions, as we share important elements of our culture with the larger communities of Lakeland and Polk County.
For the 18th year, the Club Hispano will hold its Festival the last Saturday in October in the grounds of Lake Mirror in Lakeland. In past years, over 30,000 visitors have come to the Festival to enjoy the music, the food and the drinks from different Latin American countries.
A high point of the Festival is the celebration of a juried art exhibition at the Magnolia Building in Lake Mirror. Some 25+ artists will show their artworks --paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and constructions-- for the delight of visitors. A Writers' Corner will be at the Magnolia room as well, with authors of Hispanic ancestry selling their books both in English and Spanish.
The Art Project of the Club Hispano de Lakeland.
ART EXHIBITION &
Saturday, October 24 at the Magnolia Building, Lake Mirror.
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Please come and join us for our wine and cheese reception with the artists at 4:00 PM.