• Lake Wales Centennial Party

    The City of Lake Wales celebrates its 100th Anniversary May 28th on the shores of Lake Wailes.  





  • Night at the Museum

    7:00pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017 Explorations V Children’s Museum The Jazz Age. The Mad Decade. The Flapper Era. The Roaring Twenties. There are many names for this time period, but they all describe the same thing- FUN and lots of it- the real “Bee’s Knees.”  No writer describes this age of cultural enlightenment better than […]





  • Children’s Chorus & Girls’ Chorus Concert

    The Florida Southern Children’s Chorus and Florida Southern Girls’ Chorus present a Combined Spring Concert at 7:30pm, Friday, May 19, 2017 in Branscomb Auditorium. The Children’s and Girls’ Choruses are a program of the Lakeland Choral Society. Tickets are $10 at the door. Children under 12 are free.





  • Jazz Concert

    The Harrison School for the Arts presents a Jazz concert. Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10.  





  • Art-i-facts Summer 2017 (May-Aug)

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the May-August (Summer) 2017 edition of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.





  • 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 […]





  • Build Your Imagination Awards 2017

    Students Honored at LEGOLAND®Florida

    Build Your Imagination Awards On Friday, March 17, 2017, six students were recognized for their outstanding designs, at the fourth annual LEGOLAND®Florida Resort Build Your Imagination Awards, hosted by Adrian Jones, Divisional Director for Legoland® and Joe Tedder, the Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary Chairman for Kids Tag Art. The event was held […]





  • Kids Tag Art Hosts Awards of Distinction

    Polk County Kids Tag Art awarded 156 new fifth graders with the coveted Award of Distinction. As one of the two top designs representing each participating school. Students were recognized at the Awards Ceremony at Branscomb Auditorium, on the campus of Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, Florida. FSC Education Dean, Dr. Tracey Tedder welcomed the […]





  • Florida's State of the Arts License Plate

    The Drive is on to Support the Arts in Florida

    This year at renewal time, choose a Florida State of the Arts license plate and help fund important programs in Polk County including the visual arts, theatre, music and dance. Already renewed your tag? Simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot for a […]





Press Releases

West Side Story

West Side Story

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! An American musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. November 6-9; Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm, Sat.-Sun. at 2pm. A production of Harrison School for the Arts 750 Hollingsworth Road Lakeland, FL 33801 Harrison Box Office: (863) 499-2939 Learn more: www.harrisonarts.com Select performance […]





fdt dance

FSC Celebrates Grand Opening of Wynee Warden Dance Studio

The public is invited to attend a FREE event on the Florida Southern College Festival of Fine Arts. “An Evening of Classical Ballet” features audience favorites from the classical ballet repertoire on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Branscomb Auditorium. In celebration of the grand opening of the Wynee Warden Dance Studio, please join FSC for an exclusive […]





Lakeland Art Walk

Lakeland Groups Create Self-Guided Art Walk

By Lance Ferguson, reprinted with permission from The Ledger. Guests at Hyatt Place or anyone who loves art can now take a self-guided tour around downtown Lakeland in Platform Art’s Public Art Walk. “We teamed up with the Hyatt Place (adjacent to The Lakeland Center) to encourage visitors to walk downtown and then to encourage […]





Theatre Events: Final Performances This Weekend (Oct 30-Nov 2)

Thurs, October 30 – Sun, November 2, 2014 — Anton in Show Business Thur – Sat at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2:30pm. $18 Adult, $9 Student This madcap comedy follows three actresses as they pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas. A production of Florida Southern College Theatre Department Call 863-680-4296 or visit www.flsouthern.edu/ffa The Addams Family Fri […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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