• 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 […]

  • Classic Albums Live: The Doors / L.A. Woman

    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 the Opera” on […]

  • Symphonic Copeland

    Lakeland rock band Copeland will release a sixth album in Spring 2018, perfect timing for a collaboration with the Imperial Symphony. While many ISO musicians have performed with Copeland in concert and album recordings, this will be the first time a full symphony has accompanied the band on stage.

  • Music under the Stars

     What better way to welcome fall to campus than to absorb an evening of beautiful instrumental music under the stars? With visitors lounging about the venue on chairs, blankets, or grass, one may lean back and enjoy the extraordinary music put together by J. Jossim and her colleagues as they welcome the new season to […]

  • Los Trabas – in Concert

     By popular demand, Sarasota Orchestra principal bassoon/adjunct FSC professor Fernando Traba and his talented wife, Betsy Hudson Traba (Sarasota Orchestra principal flute), return to the Faculty Artist Series to perform an evening of seldom-heard woodwind delights.  This wonderful duo has performed for us before (to completely RAVE reviews), and we look forward to hearing them […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Ladies Craft Night with Heidi Wineland

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 27

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

September 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 […]

Sister Act

SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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