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    The Secret Garden

    THE SECRET GARDEN November 17-20; December 1-4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Lucy Simon Script and lyrics by Marsha Norman Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by James Beck Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book, this enchanting children’s classic […]


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    Rhythms of the Heart Concert

    RHYTHMS OF THE HEART Monday, November 21, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert presentation at 7:00 p.m.) FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Branscomb Auditorium In this special concert event, FSC’s Symphony Orchestra and School of Nursing dedicate an evening to the heart – the center of physical life and a universal symbol of thought, emotion, […]


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    Art-i-facts Holidays 2016

    Please enjoy the screen edition of the magazine by clicking on the “Click to read” text in the image below.


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    Monkey Business: Ruben Ubiera at Polk Museum of Art

    For the first time in its 50 year history, the Polk Museum of Art partnered with an accomplished Florida artist to produce an on-site, large-scale interior mural. Florida artist Ruben Ubiera designed and created a unique mural measuring 16’ x 24’ directly onto one of the Museum’s most prominent walls. The Museum will  remain on view […]


  • 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

Wed 07

Platform Art Forum, Dixieland Twilight Market

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organizer: Platform Art
Thu 08

Music & Movement

December 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Press Releases

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3rd Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

National Arts in Education Week is September 11 – 17, 2016. Join the Polk Arts Alliance and Polk State College for the 3rd Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium: “Educating an Innovative Workforce” on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Registration begins at 8 AM. The program is from 9-11 AM. The program takes place at the Polk State […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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