• Sad Tropics

     A site-specific multimedia installation and our first collaborative exhibition with the Polk Museum of Art at FSC, Sad Tropics will be produced exclusively by New Orleans artists and Florida natives Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa. Inspired by Claude Levi-Strauss’ book title Tristes Tropiques, this exhibition focuses on the psychological landscape of paradise, the topics, and […]

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof explores the greed, suppressed desires, and desperate hopes for the future of a southern family in crisis. Set in the Mississippi Delta plantation home of Big Daddy Pollitt, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family, including his son Brick and his wife Maggie (the cat). […]

  • Peter Pan

    For one night only, Lakeland’s professional dance company and symphony orchestra will connect classical music with brand new choreography for a fully-staged production of Peter Pan. The whole gang will be on stage – Peter, Tinker Bell, Wendy and her brothers, Captain Hook and his band of pirates, the Lost Boys and even Tiger Lily will retell this timeless story of the boy who never wants to grow up.

  • Fine Arts College Fair

    The Lake Wales Arts Council is proud to announce our 1st Annual Fine Arts College Fair! We look forward to hosting students and colleges on September 27th, 2018 from 6 PM – 8 PM. Colleges attending include: ♦ Florida State University ♦ Full Sail University ♦ University of Central Florida ♦ University of South Florida […]

  • Brian Regan: Live Comedy

    Lakeland, FL – The RP Funding Center is proud to host comedian Brian Regan and his “Live Comedy” tour on September 21, at 7:30 p.m. Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly […]

  • Bourbon and Blues

    Please join us for a night of Live Blues, Bourbon Tasting, Great BBQ, Beer and Cocktails on September 21, 2018, 6 PM. You won’t want to miss the silent auction! Live blues, a bourbon tasting, BBQ, craft beer, wine, and a signature mocktail all included in your ticket. Premium bourbon selections available for purchase. MSWH […]

  • Meditation with Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls

    Sound healing with Reiki Master Kristen Tenpenny. Members $15, nonmembers $22.

  • Art-i-facts Fall 2018 (Season Preview)

    Pick up a print copy of Art-i-facts at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, or at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, RP Funding Center, Lake Wales Arts Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Public Libraries, Chambers of Commerce and various arts and cultural venues around Polk County. Enjoy the on-screen edition of […]

  • LORRIE GOULET, PANGAEA, 2007, PERSIMMON WOOD, LOAN FROM THE ARTIST, MADE POSSIBLE BY HARMON-MEEK GALLERY

    Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years Carving

    Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years Carving celebrates the storied career of a sculptor, painter, and poet who first made her name in the 1950s and 1960s as a female artist who identified herself principally as a carver — a term that aptly describes her hands-on and intuitive approach to sculpting directly from stone and wood. Now 92 years old, Goulet still works actively in her New York City home […]

  • Beth Ford Studio Session

    Beth Ford: A Selective Retrospective

    Beth Ford is an award-winning artist in drawing, painting, and intaglio printmaking at State, Regional, and National competitions. Her work is in several Florida Museums and many public and private collections throughout the South. Beth is also a well-known art educator for over fifty years and is a Professor emeritus of Art at Florida Southern […]

Upcoming Events

Mon 24

Life Drawing with Nancy Cockerham

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 26

Ladies Craft Night with Heidi Wineland

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Press Releases

April 11: H2O Spring Splash

Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts H2O Spring Splash on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10am to 3pm. The water-themed festival will feature special presentations by award winning author, Janeen Mason, author of Ocean Commotion: Caught in the Currents, Animal Ambassadors from the Florida Aquarium and the WaterVentures Mobile Learning Lab. A bounce house and creation stations will be […]

Seussical

April 10-12: Seussical, The Musical

Southeastern University presents Seussical, The Musical on the Main Stage at Harrison School for the Arts. Performances are Friday-Saturday, April 10-11 at 7:30pm and on Sunday, April 12 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors/Alumni

Becky's New Car

“Becky’s New Car” Opens April 9 at Theatre Winter Haven

BECKY’S NEW CAR, a play by Steven Dietz, runs April 9 – 26, 2015 at Theatre Winter Haven. Synopsis: Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life?  Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage – with no prospects for change on the horizon.  Then one night a […]

The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

April 2–5; April 9–12, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Loca Lee Buckner Theatre The Trip to Bountiful tells the touching story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who wants to return home from Houston to the small town where she grew up. Frequently stopped from leaving by her daughter-in-law and overprotective son […]

FSC Choral

Classical Mastery

Florida Southern College Festival of Fine Arts Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Franz Joseph Haydn wrote many spectacular masses, especially at the end of his life. Under the baton of Beth Gibbs, the FSC Concert Choir will present one such late mass, the Missa in Angustiis, also known as the “Lord Nelson Mass.” […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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