• 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

Ramon Theatre Gala

Starry Night: Ramon Theater 8th Annual Gala and Inaugural Polk County Artist Hall of Fame Award

Ramon Theater 8th Annual Gala 15 East Wall Street, Frostproof, FL 33843 presents… Starry Night A Gala Celebrating the Arts Ramon Theater’s most prestigious event of the year September 27, 2014 6:30 PM – Social • 7:00 PM – Program • Sheriff Grady Judd Honorary Guest Emcee • Enjoy an evening of entertainment which will […]





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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 […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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