PlatformKids is an annual showcase of K-12 student art and performance. Along with the Polk County Public Schools Department of Fine Arts, and with very generous support from the GiveWell Foundation, we work with art teachers from public, private, charter, magnet, and home schools across Polk County. All artwork submitted is accepted, which means a wider range of students having space and opportunity to show their work in the public realm. We also coordinates with many dance studios, band classes, choirs, drama and poetry clubs, and other performance groups. For this free family event, the performances are a favorite part of the evening. Add all this together, and we have a diverse crowd, a multi-genre showcase of visual art and performance, and a fun party all in one.
PKids is held at the Junior Women’s Club in Lakeland – a big thank you to them for all of their help and time and support! And this year we’re hosting the visual art outdoors in a covered tent, festival-style. Seating for performances will be spaced apart, and we ask that everyone follow CDC guidelines about distancing and handwashing as much as possible. Masks will be required (for those school-age and up) and hand sanitizer will be available. Let’s have a fun and safe event for everyone!