• Over 55 Show Band

    Over 55 Show Band: It’s Christmas! And All That Jazz

    Christmas concert by the ever popular Over 55 Show Band. $10 per person. These concerts sell out. Download the ticket order form HERE!



    Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson Lyrics by Tim Rice, Book by Richard Nelson, Directed by James Beck November 19-22; December 3-6, 2015 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) This complex Tony award-winning rock opera takes the ancient game of chess and weaves it into a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, superpower politics, […]

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    Voices of the People: Pianist Byron Marc Sean

    Getting acquainted with pianist Byron Marc Sean. Music of Schumann and more. Limited seating. Suggested donation $5.

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    Sunset & Symphony

    Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Singing Tower carillon as they perform together on Saturday, December 5 during one of Central Florida’s favorite holiday concerts—Sunset & Symphony! Families and friends are encouraged to prepare themed picnics and experience a magical December evening as the sun sets atop Iron […]

  • Ramon Christmas

    Christmas at the Ramon

    A program of holiday music and entertainment. Donations of pantry staple foods, new and unwrapped toys or clothing, and/or monetary donations will be accepted during this FREE community event. Donated items benefit the Frostproof Care Center.

  • Make it Magical

    Make It Magical

    “Make It Magical” transforms downtown Lake Wales into a winter wonderland with its theme, “Let It Snow.” This free Lake Wales Arts Council holiday event is chaired by Barbara Connor with Kelly Nelson as co-chair is from 5-8pm on Friday, December 4. Arabella Decker’s Caspian horses will enchant children as they enjoy free carriage rides […]

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    Symphony Guild of WH: ISO Christmas Concert

    The Symphony Guild of Winter Haven presents a Christmas Concert by the Imperial Symphony Orchestra.  

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    Warner Univ: A Royal Christmas

    Warner University Christmas Concert at Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center.


    Homage to the Guitar

    In a performance dedicated to the classical guitar and all it has brought to music, it is altogether fitting that FSC guitar icon Mark Switzer should lead the way as we pay homage.  With his expertise and skill in programming an eclectic range of music from classical repertoire to his own jazz arrangements, his ability […]

  • Mamma Mia

    Mamma Mia

    Over 50 million people around the world have fallen in love with characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings […]


Sun 29

Elves Shelves

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 30

Mamma Mia

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 01


December 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue 01


December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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!

PAA Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” — Albert Schweitzer

Sm(ART) Business Symposium Highlights on Out and About Art

The November episode of PGTV’s “Out and About Art” At Downtown Lakeland’s First Friday, learn more about Lakeland Community Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors” and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season. Then see highlights of the Polk Arts Alliance’s “Sm(ART) Business Symposium” hosted by Southeastern University.

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One Day Fred Reads at Children’s Museum

Local children’s author and illustrator Fred Koehler will read “One Day, The End” at Explorations V Children’s Museum on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:30am during the Museum’s regularly scheduled story time program. “One Day, The End”, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Koehler, was published last month. The story takes readers along-side […]

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Art-i-facts Magazine: Holiday 2015

Click the image below to flip through Holiday 2015 issue of Art-i-facts in full screen. The Holiday 2015 (Nov-Dec) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine should be delivered around Oct 29-30 to east side of Polk County. The magazine will be delivered on November 2-3 to the east side of Polk County, including Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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