Lowe has high hopes for the art scene in Lakeland, that galleries will eventually thrive here. “It builds a city,” he says. “This is what a lot of smaller towns don’t get. It’s why people visit a city. If you have a killer museum, if you have a killer art scene, if you have a killer endowment at your local museum, people come for that. And nobody gets that except bigger towns.” He eagerly awaits the day when smaller galleries and fellowships are established in Lakeland, helping to build a thriving art scene that will attract people from Central Florida and beyond, but he knows that it can take a long time. Until then, he contents himself with his own collection, his own work, and his growing network of artistic friends, Want to learn more about George Lowe’s art collection? Keep your eyes peeled for a show that will include many of his collected and original pieces, which is slated for Fall of 2016 at the Polk Museum of Art.
Bohemian Farmhouse / Standing for Hope / Space Ghost Pie / The Taste of Tradition / Holloway Park