Classic Albums Live 2018 Summer Series

Lakeland, FL – Classic Albums Live returns to the RP Funding Center with five iconic album performances for the 2018 Summer series. The Series Pass goes on sale on March 1 at 9:30 a.m. The RP Funding Center’s Summer Series will feature Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” on May 20 at 7 p.m., Queen “A Night at […]

FY 2018-19 ACH Applications, Guidelines and Timeline

Visit Central Florida logo

TDC Arts Culture & Heritage (ACH) Event Sponsorship/Grant guidelines, application, scoring matrix and timeline for FY 2018-19, events that take place between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are available on the Visit Central Florida website—  https://visitcentralflorida.org/about/tourist-development-council The final submission deadline is 4pm, Friday, April 20, 2018. Before submitting an application, all applicants must attend one of the […]

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” is here!

  SHOWS SELLING OUT! HURRY… GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY to see “THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL”! Get ready for the bad boy, feel good, rock-n-roll FLORIDA musical! THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL Presented by The Ledger TheatreWorks Florida’s winner of 13 awards from the 2010 Orlando International Fringe Festival, including “Best In Fest”, is […]

Call to Artists for Historic Capitol Exhibition

Painting of the Florida Historic Capitol (Courtesy of Dennis Campay, 2005)

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum invites resident Florida artists to submit works for an exhibition in the state’s Historic Capitol building. The theme Capitol Reimagined will be the focus of the show. New, emerging and established artists are all welcome to apply! Artists are asked to creatively reimagine a Capitol of the future. Applicants are […]

The Drive is on to Support the Arts in Florida

Florida's State of the Arts License Plate

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 […]

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

Winter Wonderettes – On Sale Now! (Dec 1-17)

WINTER WONDERETTES Presented by Wayne T. Fellows. Inc. The Wonderettes are back in a scrumptious musical confection of holiday hits! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Happening but when Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring […]

Sm(ART) Business Symposium – Economic Impact of the Arts

SmArt Biz Symposium Oct 25

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm. Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts! This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th. […]

Bok Tower Gardens Announces Amended Operating Schedule Due to Hurricane Irma

The Gardens will be closed on Saturday, September 9, Sunday, September 10 and Monday, September 11. Pending no storm damage, the Gardens will reopen on Tuesday, September 12. The public will not be allowed to enter the Gardens until a safety assessment has been conducted and the all clear is given. Informational signage will be […]

Postponed due to Hurricane Irma – 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

This event will be rescheduled. INVITATION to ATTEND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 / 8AM-11:30AM Doors Open 7:30am The focus of the 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium, “Educating an Innovative Workforce,” is connecting the dots by infusing arts into education to drive outcomes. This year’s Symposium features: Drumbeat Musical Futures (Rock N Roll Academy) STEM – […]

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