• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Brian Regan: Live Comedy

    Lakeland, FL – The RP Funding Center is proud to host comedian Brian Regan and his “Live Comedy” tour on September 21, at 7:30 p.m. Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly […]

  • Bourbon and Blues

    Please join us for a night of Live Blues, Bourbon Tasting, Great BBQ, Beer and Cocktails on September 21, 2018, 6 PM. You won’t want to miss the silent auction! Live blues, a bourbon tasting, BBQ, craft beer, wine, and a signature mocktail all included in your ticket. Premium bourbon selections available for purchase. MSWH […]

  • Meditation with Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls

    Sound healing with Reiki Master Kristen Tenpenny. Members $15, nonmembers $22.

  • 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 […]

  • Beth Ford Studio Session

    Beth Ford: A Selective Retrospective

    Beth Ford is an award-winning artist in drawing, painting, and intaglio printmaking at State, Regional, and National competitions. Her work is in several Florida Museums and many public and private collections throughout the South. Beth is also a well-known art educator for over fifty years and is a Professor emeritus of Art at Florida Southern […]

Upcoming Events

Wed 19

Ladies Craft Night with Heidi Wineland

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 20

Portrait Drawing with Nancy Cockerham

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Press Releases

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Flowers, Flowers Everywhere! Peak Bloom Season at Bok Tower Gardens now through mid-March

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Peak bloom season has officially arrived at Bok Tower Gardens, one of the best times of year to visit the National Historic Landmark. During this annual rite of spring, visitors can observe more than 150 varieties of camellias and hundreds of azaleas along with nun’s orchids, irises, coral bean, Mexican flame […]

Hope Diamond Expert to Lecture on ‘The History of America in 101 Objects’

LAKELAND – Reducing the Smithsonian’s collection of some 137 million objects to a mere 101 to tell the story of America is no easy task. But aided by more than 100 curators, Dr. Richard Kurin did just that in a new book, “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects.” Kurin, a world-renowned expert on […]

Children’s Museum Celebrates Dr Seuss Birthday on March 1

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, will host a Dr. Seuss Day on Saturday, March 1  from 10am until 1pm. The celebration will feature hands-on activities based on popular Dr. Seuss books. Activities are included with museum membership or admission, which is $7 per person, while supplies last.  Senior citizens […]

Explorations V St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day Celebration at Exploration’s V

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, will host “Green Day,” a St Patrick’s Day Celebration, on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10am-1pm. The celebration will include Irish-themed music, games and art, all included in the general admission price of $7 per person. Senior citizens 65+ are $3.50. Teachers and military with ID are […]

Children’s Museum Announces Scholastic Book Fair

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, has announced its Scholastic Spring Book Fair, to be held in the museum March 1 and March 3-8, 2014. The hours of the book fair are from 9am to 5:30 pm during the museum’s regular business hours. There is no cost to shop at the book fair. According to Scholastic, […]

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