• 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.

Upcoming Events

Tue 23

Musical Thrones

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 26

Lakeland Pro Rodeo: Extreme Edition

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - January 27 @ 11:00 pm
Feb 01

Paul Anka

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Press Releases

Kids Tag Art Dog

KIDS TAG ART Kicks Off 9TH Year in Polk County

Southern Homes Returns as Major Sponsor of Kids Tag Art for 4th Year Bartow, Florida / PR Free/ July 28, 2014 Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County recently presented a $34,293 check to the Polk County School Board, on behalf of Kids Tag Art, a 5th grade school art project created and hosted by […]

ExV Golf

21st Annual Denis L. Fontaine Children’s Classic Golf Tournament

Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Lone Palm Golf Club. Support this Golf Tournament to benefit Explorations V Children’s Museum. Lunch and registration and driving range/putting green will run from 10:30 am to 12 noon, with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. The tournament will follow a four-person, best-ball scramble format. The entry fee of […]

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Auditions for HCCT Kids “Waking Sleeping Beauty”

HCCT Kids, a division of Haines City Community Theatre announces auditions for their upcoming performance of “Waking Sleeping Beauty” by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift, directed by Jennifer Tesso.  This will replace the originally scheduled performance of “The Snow Queen” running December 12-14th. Auditions will be held at the theatre, located at 303 Ledwith Ave. in Haines City on Saturday, September […]

Elia Russinoff, "Design Proposal: Two Door Sports Car," 1953.

September Exhibits and Events at Polk Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile September 20-December 6 This exhibition showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling, through more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. An eclectic mix of […]

Free Admission: Museum Day Live! Visit on September 27

Explorations V Children’s Museum and Bok Tower Gardens will offer free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket on that day. Tickets are available to download at www.smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. One ticket per is permitted per household per email address. Each ticket is good for admission for two visitors and must be relinquished upon admission to […]

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