• 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 […]

  • 5th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

    Complimentary Admission is included with RSVP to director@polkarts.org. RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-business-symposium-tickets-46774093573 Or, RSVP on eventbrite via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/199729843982558 The Polk Arts Alliance presents its 5th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symphonic, Educating an Innovative Workforce, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm at Harrison School for the Arts, 750 Hollingsworth Rd in Lakeland. This year’s symposium, “Connecting the Dots: Infusing […]

  • THEATREWORKS FLORIDA’S 2018-19 SEASON • Professional, Award-Winning Musical Theatre in Davenport, FL!

    SELLING OUT – DON’T WAIT ! BUY YOUR SEASON 2018-19 SUBSCRIPTION TODAY! TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce Season 2018-19 at TheatreWorks Florida Theatre in downtown Davenport! We are bringing our award-winning professional musical productions to the community of Davenport, FL and are so excited to share the magic of theatre with Polk […]

Upcoming Events

Thu 19

Summer Art Camp Session 4

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 19

Winter Haven Art Camp

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

SmArt Biz Symposium Oct 25

Sm(ART) Business Symposium – Economic Impact of the Arts

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm. Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts! This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th. […]

Bok Tower Gardens Announces Amended Operating Schedule Due to Hurricane Irma

The Gardens will be closed on Saturday, September 9, Sunday, September 10 and Monday, September 11. Pending no storm damage, the Gardens will reopen on Tuesday, September 12. The public will not be allowed to enter the Gardens until a safety assessment has been conducted and the all clear is given. Informational signage will be […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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