• CAL Allman Brothers 620

    Classic Albums Live presents The Allman Brothers Greatest Hits

    The Lakeland Center, Classic Albums Live and Max 98.3 FM are back with another series of iconic album performances kicking off with The Beatles Revolver June 16th, followed by The Allman Brothers Band Greatest Hits on July 15th, Bruce Springsteen Born to Run August 19th, The Who Who’s Next September 16th and concluding with a […]


  • Grease 620

    Grease

    Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey   July 15 – 24, 2016 Friday, Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to […]


  • Victor Vasarely, Untitled (Sphere), n.d., Serigraph (184/250), Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection 2001.19.3, Gift of William and Norma Roth

    A Sum of Its Parts

    July 9, 2016 – September 17, 2016 Museum Hours Regular Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 1 to 5pm The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays, major holidays, and for its annual Gala. The next Gala will be on March 4, 2017. Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day): Tuesday through Saturday, […]


  • Art-i-facts Summer 2016 Cover

    Art-i-facts May-Aug (Summer) 2016

    Please enjoy the screen edition of the magazine by clicking on the image below. The Summer 2016 (May-Aug) print issue of Art-i-facts Magazine may be found at arts, cultural and historic venues, Chambers of Commerce, Central Florida Visitor’s Center, The Lakeland Center, hotels, public libraries, nonprofit arts organizations, and local colleges and universities.


  • Ridge Art WH City Hall

    My Winter Haven: Doors and Architecture

    On exhibit during regular business hours in Winter Haven City Hall through July 15, 2016.


  • Finding the Fountain of Youth: Discovering Florida's Magical Waters by Rick Kilby.

    Finding the Fountain of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters

    June 2015 – September 2016. Hours: Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm. The Polk County History Center also is proud to host a traveling exhibit by graphic designer Rick Kilby, Finding the Fountain of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters. This exhibit examines how the legend of Ponce de Leon’s quest for restorative waters shaped the Sunshine State’s […]


  • Florida's State of the Arts License Plate

    The Drive is on to Support the Arts in Florida

    This year at renewal time, choose a Florida State of the Arts license plate and help fund important programs in Polk County including the visual arts, theatre, music and dance. Already renewed your tag? Simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot for a […]


Upcoming Events

Sat 23

Grease

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 26

X5 Art Studio

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue 26

Woodcarving

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Press Releases

Robert MacDonald AHoF

Polk Arts Alliance Inducts Robert MacDonald into Polk Artist Hall of Fame

Polk Arts Alliance cordially invites you to the 3rd Annual Polk Artists Hall of Fame Award, in memoriam of internationally renowned concert pianist Robert MacDonald during a free performance by the Florida Southern College Symphony Orchestra. Symphonic Celebrations April 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College Kira Omelchenko, conductor. Celebrating the remarkable range […]


KTA-Sara Krause-Lincoln Ave Academy

Support School Art: Choose A Kids Tag Art Vanity Tag Today

Support art in schools by purchasing a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for your front car bumper this year.  With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” states Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary chairman for Kids Tag Art, a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for fifth graders. […]


AEP5

Polk Arts Alliance Partners with American for the Arts on Prosperity Report 5

Meri Mass, Polk Arts Alliance Executive Director is excited to announce a partnership with Americans for the Arts (AFTA), to be included as one of the U.S counties that will be a part of the National Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Report. Participating communities represent all 50 states plus the District of Columbia but […]


January 12 Cultural Arts Council Meeting Video

Video from the Cultural Arts Council meeting on Tuesday, January 12. When I get a digital copy, I will post the meeting agenda below.


Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494