• 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 […]




  • MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

    MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire Moves Up the List of Top Art Shows The Polk Museum of Art marks a huge accomplishment as MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake enters its 46th year: the show climbed to No. 20 on Sunshine Artist magazine’s list of the top 200 art shows in the country in 2016. A jump from No. 55 on […]




  • Classic Albums Live – Pink Floyd

    The 6-show Anniversary Series Pass goes on sale Monday, March 6 thru May 11 for $144 per person (service charges may apply) $41 and $31 single ticket sales depending on seating arrangement. Classic Albums Live celebrates their 10-year anniversary at the Lakeland Center performing a series of 6 iconic classic rock albums beginning this May […]




  • Chorus Concert

    Spring Chorus Concert Harrison School for the Arts May 4th @ 7pm Adults $12 Students/Seniors $10




  • Spring Pops Concert

    Lakeland Artisan Meshes Music and Masts! The FREE, Florida Philharmonia concert on May 2 at College Heights United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Florida, promises Pop’s-type musical selections—with a nautical twist of fun. The program includes Victory at Sea, Scarborough Fair, Russian Sailor’s Dance, Bugler’s Holiday—along with a silent auction for a museum quality, to-scale model […]




  • Entrances and Connections

    FSC DANCE: ENTRANCES AND CONNECTIONS Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 2:30 p.m. Erin LaSala, artistic director Branscomb Auditorium Just as the medium of movement is the language of dance, every choreographed entrance marks the beginning of a connection between audience members and dancers. Entrances and Connections features new […]




  • 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 […]




  • Art-i-facts Spring 2017 (Mar-Apr)

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




  • 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 […]




Upcoming Events

May 02

Woodcarving

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 02

Spring Pops Concert

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Press Releases

3rd Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

National Arts in Education Week is September 11 – 17, 2016. Join the Polk Arts Alliance and Polk State College for the 3rd Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium: “Educating an Innovative Workforce” on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Registration begins at 8 AM. The program is from 9-11 AM. The program takes place at the Polk State […]




Polk Arts Alliance Inducts Robert MacDonald into Polk Artist Hall of Fame

Polk Arts Alliance cordially invites you to the 3rd Annual Polk Artists Hall of Fame Award, in memoriam of internationally renowned concert pianist Robert MacDonald during a free performance by the Florida Southern College Symphony Orchestra. Symphonic Celebrations April 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College Kira Omelchenko, conductor. Celebrating the remarkable range […]




Support School Art: Choose A Kids Tag Art Vanity Tag Today

Support art in schools by purchasing a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for your front car bumper this year.  With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” states Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary chairman for Kids Tag Art, a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for fifth graders. […]




Polk Arts Alliance Partners with American for the Arts on Prosperity Report 5

Meri Mass, Polk Arts Alliance Executive Director is excited to announce a partnership with Americans for the Arts (AFTA), to be included as one of the U.S counties that will be a part of the National Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Report. Participating communities represent all 50 states plus the District of Columbia but […]




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