• Sentimental Journeymen Barbershop Chorus Rehearsal

    Rehearsals are every Thursday at 7:00 PM all year except when a major holiday occurs on Thursday. The Sentimental Journeymen meet at St. John’s Methodist Church in Winter Haven.





  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze

    Lakeland, FL ― Cirque Dreams Holidaze the critically-acclaimed stage extravaganza that is a cirque spectacle …Broadway musical…and family show all in one lights up the holiday season with its 10th Anniversary National Tour returning to the RP Funding Center on November 17th at 7:30 p.m. Created by Cirque Dreams Founder and Broadway Director Neil Goldberg, Cirque […]





  • The Way We Worked

    The Smithsonian traveling exhibit: “The Way We Worked” explores how work shaped America and will be on exhibit in the Polk County History Center from July 1 – August 12, 2017.    





  • Classic Albums Live – Led Zeppelin

    The 6-show Anniversary Series Pass goes on sale Monday, March 6 thru May 11 for $144 per person (service charges may apply) $41 and $31 single ticket sales depending on seating arrangement. Classic Albums Live celebrates their 10-year anniversary at the Lakeland Center performing a series of 6 iconic classic rock albums beginning this May […]





  • Vacation Around the World

    Participating businesses provide a destination themed bite and refreshment during Main Street Winter Haven’s first Vacation Around the World event. Pick up a map at the corner of 3rd and Central to begin your night.





  • “Building An Icon: The Way We Worked on the Singing Tower”

    Bok Tower Gardens celebrates the city’s centennial anniversary, in partnership with the Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center, Florida’s Natural Grove House and the Lake Wales Public Library. The exhibit includes never before seen educational and historical materials about the craftsmanship and construction of Florida’s original attraction and iconic Singing Tower Carillon. The exhibit opens July 14, 2017 and […]





  • Summer Art Classes Begin

    Teen and adult classes are held on Saturdays during the Summer. The four 6-week classes offered on Saturdays this summer that begin on July 8 are: Beginning Photography ($145) Creative Concepts in Photography ($145) Painting with Pastels ($145) Art History: Famous Masters, Famous Students ($100) Learn more!





  • TheatreWorks Florida and TheatreCares Announce Arts Access Pass

    DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR VERY FIRST THEATRE EXPERIENCE? My name is Scott A. Cook and I am the Artistic Producer of TheatreWorks Florida. I remember my very first theatre experience very clearly. It changed my entire life. However, many families, friends and neighbors won’t ever be able to even answer that question because of their […]





  • TheatreWorks Florida Announces 2017-18 Season in Davenport

    TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce their inaugural 3-show season at their new theatre venue, Davenport Community Campus – TheatreWorks Florida Theatre! 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 County and all of Central […]





  • FSC Marks Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

    It has been suggested that there are five American thinkers and inventors who have changed the way we live today: Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright (1867-1959) is generally regarded as one of the greatest architects of the modern era, and his innovations are part and parcel of […]





Press Releases

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 […]





Turtle Travels

Turtle Travels Premiers on February 3

Explorations V Children’s Museum premiers its newest temporary exhibit, Turtle Travels, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 4pm with a special grand opening celebration. Museum guests are invited to the event for free admission beginning at 3:30pm on that day. Light refreshments will be served. Turtle Travels, designed for family audiences, offers museum visitors the opportunity […]





The Lakeland Center Welcomes Lakeland Art Guild

The recent growth of the Lakeland Art Guild shows rich and compelling evidence that a fertile local art community exists right here in Lakeland and the Greater Lakeland area. Seeing a renewed synergy and enthusiasm, a leadership team emerged to articulate a vision and begin to fill an artistic need. The Lakeland Art Guild has […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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