• Art-i-facts Summer (May-Aug) 2018

    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 […]

  • Air National Guard Band of the South

    The Air National Guard Band of the South will perform a free concert at Florida Southern College in Branscomb Auditorium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. The Air National Guard Band of the South supports the total Air Force and Air National Guard mission in war and peace by inspiring patriotism and fostering a […]

  • 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 […]

Upcoming Events

Mon 25

Summer Art Camp Session 2

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jul 02

Summer Art Camp Session 3

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Press Releases

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

THE LAST WEEKEND! Annie Oakley is the best shot around.  Discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show.  It only takes a glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show.  She soon eclipses Butler as the main […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Lakeland Community Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

The original made for TV musical with music written by Richard Rodgers, and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II aired in 1957 and starred Julie Andrews as Cinderella. The story is primarily based on the French version of the fairy tale, Cendrillon, ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre, by Charles Perrault. It’s the familiar […]

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Arts Culture & Heritage Grant Workshop Video

The February 10 workshop recorded and uploaded to YouTube. View the grant guidelines here. Download the 2015-16 grant application here. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing office, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823. A DATED POSTMARK DOES NOT […]

art+food

Art+Food Offers a New Way to Experience the Museum

The second art party in Polk Museum of Art’s new Art+ series is going to spice things up with some competition. Local restaurants will try to create the most delicious Asian fusion dish around at Art+Food, set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 23, at the Museum. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 […]

Center for Education and Conservation

UF/IFAS and Bok Tower Gardens partner to teach a new generation about plants, gardening and the environment

LAKE WALES, Fla. – Among the music of carillon bells, beneath a lush oak canopy, a new partnership is emerging between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL. The partnership between the state’s preeminent land-grant university and this historic garden will provide […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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