• Singing in the Rain Featured

    Singin’ in the Rain

    A Theatre Winter Haven Mainstage Production. February 18-March 13. The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay.  Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm!  Hilarious situations, […]

  • FSC Theatre

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman Directed by Mary T. Albright February 18-21; 25-28, 2016 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, has charmed audiences across the […]

  • Step Afrika

    Step Afrika!

    From News@Polk.edu Polk State College will host Step Afrika!, one of the nation’s leading African-American dance companies, for a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20. “Stepping is something of an under-the-radar art form. As a graduate of Florida A&M University, I was exposed to this exciting tradition while in college. However, I have found […]

  • Young Artist Show

    Reception: Young Artists Show

    The reception is February 20 from 6-8 pm. The exhibit runs February 18-March 13. This exhibition, held in cooperation with the Polk County School District, features artworks by Middle and High School students from across Polk County. Over $1,600 in awards are presented, and a $1,000 scholarship to Polk State College is presented to a Senior […]

  • Art Colony

    Poetry Reading with Dr. Erica Bernheim

    Sat, Feb 20, 6-8pm. Dr. Erica Bernheim will give a reading from her published collection of poetry The Mimic Sea. From www.flsouthern.edu: “Dr. Bernheim is an Assistant Professor at Florida Southern College, where she also directs the Honors Program and Creative Writing Program. She earned her BA from Miami University, her MFA from the University […]

  • Open Mic Night

    SEU Open Mic Night

    Fri, Feb 19, 7-9pm. Open Mic night at The Platform Art Forum, hosted by Southeastern University English Professor Dr. Rickey Cotton and the students behind SEU’s literary journal The Oracle. Everyone welcome to share original works or pieces by other authors. Poetry and short prose excerpts both welcome. Must be family friendly. Snacks and drinks available […]

  • Rimma

    Treasures for the Violin

    Back by popular request for the third year in a row, Orlando Philharmonic concertmaster and FSC violin professor Rimma Bergeron-Langlois brings her incomparable artistry to the Faculty Artist Series.  Having treated her audiences to transcendent musical interpretations and demonstrated extraordinary feats of virtuosity in past performances of great classics for violin by composers like Brahms, […]

  • Platform Art Alice Ebhart Art

    Alice Gebhart Art Reception and Pianist Brian Seeley Live

    Wed, Feb 18, 6-8pm, Platform Art Forum for Creativity welcomes visual artist Alice Gebhart and local pianist Brian Seeley performs live during the wine and cheese reception. From Alice’s website (www.alicegebhart.com): “I work at translating and elevating the average, day-to-day experience into an enthusiastic and energetic celebration. I am captivated when finding appealing combinations of […]

  • Dallas Brass

    Dallas Brass

    A unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, creating a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. Repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.

Events

Sun 14

A Doll’s House

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue 16

Lunch and Learn

February 16 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Tue 16

X5 Art Studio

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue 16

Woodcarving

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 […]

RFP for AMP Academy Summer Enrichment Activities

Polk County School Board has published an RFP for an Accelerating Maximum Potential (AMP) Academy for Title I eligible schools as well as those students that are a part of the Migrant Education Program or identified as an English Language Learner. The AMP Academy is a unique summer program that provides learning activities designed to […]

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.

Art-i-facts Winter 2016

Art-i-facts Winter (Jan-Feb) 2016

Please enjoy the screen edition of the magazine by clicking on the image below. The Winter 2016 (Jan-Feb) print issue of Art-i-facts Magazine will be delivered over the next few days to arts, cultural and historic venues, Chambers of Commerce, Central Florida Visitor’s Center, public libraries, nonprofit arts organizations, and local universities. In the meantime, […]

Convening Culture

Convening Culture Conference

Save the Date for Convening Culture 2016: Celebrating Diversity through Florida’s Arts & Culture February 1-2, 2016 The Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale, FL Learn more!

Polk Arts Alliance

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