• Nature Meets Art Exhibit

    January 3-February 28, The Michael Crews Gallery showcases a special exhibit, Nature Meets Art: Photographs by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and accomplished Photographer and Videographer, Mike Potthast. They share their views through the lens, capturing an amazing display of color light and intimate perspectives of Central Florida’s natural world. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 […]

  • Musical Thrones

    Lakeland, FL— Fans of the most talked about show on television can now get their fantasy fix live on stage with the hilarious send-up MUSICAL THRONES: A Parody coming to the RP Funding Center January 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Composed by the hysterical mad men behind the long-running SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, Jon and Al Kaplan, […]

  • Presences: New Work by Yolanda Sánchez

    Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training in dance and calligraphy. Through […]

  • Imperial Symphony Orchestra Presents: A Night at the Opera – Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”

    The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Florida Southern College, is pleased to present this year’s annual Night at the Opera, Puccini’s delightful comic opera tale, Gianni Schicchi. Spinning a charming story based on greed, deception, and of course – love – the cast members create an unforgettable work based on an incident from Dante’s […]

  • Chicago: The Musical

    Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cell mate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest […]

  • Piano Keys

    Piano Concert

    The Harrison School for the Arts piano department presents their Winter Piano Concert on January 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the main theatre. There are several exciting two piano ensemble numbers being performed, opening with a transcription of the Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, J.S. Bach. Other ensembles include Flight of the Bumblebee, Rimsky-Korsakov, Champagne […]

  • Soup’s On With Chef Amy Freeze

    Enjoy a hearty ‘Farm to Table’ winter-themed menu, including soups, stews, a craft beer-infused dessert, and drinks. Reservations are required.

  • Ryan White, author – Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

    Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett scuffed around New Orleans, washed out of the Nashville scene, and found refuge among the artists, shrimpers, and genuine characters at the end of the road in Key West. Music critic Ryan White describes how Buffett found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation: […]

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

    Call to Artists for Historic Capitol Exhibition

    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 […]

  • Art-i-facts Winter (Jan-Feb) 2018

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the January-February (Winter) 2018 Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

Press Releases

The Learned Ladies

Moliere’s The Learned Ladies

Presented by the Polk State College Theatre Arts Department, November 13-16, 20-23. Curtain is Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm. Performances are FREE for Polk State College students-faculty-staff and for high school students. General admission is $8.

Festival of Wreaths

Holidays at the History Center

Celebrate the holidays in Neo-classic style and elegance at the Polk County History Center. The 1908 Courthouse has been the heart of Polk County for more than 100 years and remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the community. The courthouse is resplendent this season, with holiday programs and activities all offered free […]

Rent

Rent

A musical presented by FSC Theatre Arts department. Book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson Directed by James Beck November 13-16, 2014; November 20-23, 2014 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Based loosely on Puccini’s opera, La Bohème, “Rent” is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony […]

Fall for Art Festival

Fall for Art Festival 2014

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the second annual Fall for Art Festival, a series of events that highlights the work of emerging artists from Central Florida and encourages art collecting. The schedule includes: Thursday, November 13 Art to Wear: Artisans Market Time: Noon-8 p.m. Admission: Free Your favorite jewelers and artists are back to […]

LWLT Its a wonderful life

It’s A Wonderful Life

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Director: Rob Fritz Dates November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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