• Lakeland Art Guild

    Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

    For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and to bring together the members of […]

  • Classic Albums Live 2018 Summer Series

    Lakeland, FL – 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 […]

  • TheatreWorks Florida Recruits Disabled Military War Veterans for “Vet Voices”

    DAVENPORT, FL – TheatreWorks Florida’s highly acclaimed community outreach program, TheatreCares, is proud to announce the launch of their all-new inspiring program, Vet Voices. Vet Voices is a free theatre arts program for disabled military war veterans that enlists creative arts therapy through active participation in workshops and events. Vet Voices has been 1 and […]

  • THE NUNS ARE COMING! AUDITIONS: NUNSENSE & NUNSENSE 2: THE SECOND COMING

    TheatreWorks Florida celebrates Season 2018-19 with not one but TWO internationally acclaimed musical theatre hits: Nunsense and Nunsense 2: The Second Coming! Come out and audition for these two zany and outrageous hits that follow the crazy antics of five charming & quirky nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent! Nunsense… it’s habit-forming! Auditions: […]

  • Art-i-facts Summer (May-Aug) 2018

    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 […]

  • Air National Guard Band of the South

    The Air National Guard Band of the South will perform a free concert at Florida Southern College in Branscomb Auditorium on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. The Air National Guard Band of the South supports the total Air Force and Air National Guard mission in war and peace by inspiring patriotism and fostering a […]

Press Releases

Fall for Art Festival

Fall for Art Festival 2014

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the second annual Fall for Art Festival, a series of events that highlights the work of emerging artists from Central Florida and encourages art collecting. The schedule includes: Thursday, November 13 Art to Wear: Artisans Market Time: Noon-8 p.m. Admission: Free Your favorite jewelers and artists are back to […]

LWLT Its a wonderful life

It’s A Wonderful Life

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Director: Rob Fritz Dates November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, […]

Cambalache

Cambalache, a Chicano-Jarocho Group, Performs Concert in Lake Wales

November 6 from 5:30-6:45pm, Cambalache, a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles, performs on on the Downtown Concert Series. The concert takes place in front of the Polk State JD Alexander Center in Lake Wales. Cambalache, meaning exchange, is a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles. Founded in 2007 and led by César Castro (sonero, maestro […]

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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