GET READY TO “WRECK-THE HALLS”! The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical opens DEC 7-16, 2018

SHOW INFO & TICKETS: TheatreWorksFL.org  DAVENPORT, FL (SEPT 29, 2018) – For anyone that experienced last season’s outrageous sell-out of TheatreWorks Florida’s award-winning The Great American Trailer Park Musical, you already know that this holiday musical bash is about to “wreck-the-halls” with some “ho-ho-hos” and Keg Nog! Filled with some of Central FL’s most talented […]

October is National Arts & Humanities Month

No matter who you are or where you live there are many ways you can celebrate the arts this October. This is the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation. #ShowYourArt2018 on Instagram @Americans4Arts – The daily themes are in the image at right. Visit one of many arts, culture and heritage-related events happening in Polk […]

Candidate Responses on Arts Questions

Please take a moment to review the candidates’ responses to questions on the arts, so you may factor them into your decision making at the polls. The primary election is on August 28. View/Download/Print (pdf) – School Board Candidates Questionnaire View/Download/Print (pdf) – County Commissioners Candidates Questionnaire

5th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

Complimentary Admission is included with RSVP to director@polkarts.org. RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-business-symposium-tickets-46774093573 Or, RSVP on eventbrite via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/199729843982558 The Polk Arts Alliance presents its 5th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symphonic, Educating an Innovative Workforce, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm at Harrison School for the Arts, 750 Hollingsworth Rd in Lakeland. This year’s symposium, “Connecting the Dots: Infusing […]

THEATREWORKS FLORIDA’S 2018-19 SEASON • Professional, Award-Winning Musical Theatre in Davenport, FL!

SELLING OUT – DON’T WAIT ! BUY YOUR SEASON 2018-19 SUBSCRIPTION TODAY! TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce Season 2018-19 at TheatreWorks Florida Theatre in downtown Davenport! We are bringing our award-winning professional musical productions to the community of Davenport, FL and are so excited to share the magic of theatre with Polk […]

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 […]

TheatreWorks Florida Recruits Disabled Military War Veterans for “Vet Voices”

DAVENPORT, FL – TheatreWorks Florida’s highly acclaimed community outreach program, TheatreCares, is proud to announce the launch of their all-new inspiring program, Vet Voices. Vet Voices is a free theatre arts program for disabled military war veterans that enlists creative arts therapy through active participation in workshops and events. Vet Voices has been 1 and […]

Beth Mason

On April 11, 2017, the Polk Arts Alliance, along with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, presented the 4th Annual Polk County Artist Hall of Fame 2017 Award to Beth Mason. Known as “Mother Music” for her gracious musical influence on several generations of Lakelanders, Beth Mason is a long-time champion of Polk County’s entire arts community. “If there […]

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 […]

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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