• 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 […]

  • 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

    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 Arts into Education to Drive Outcomes,” features: Guest speaker Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research & […]

  • 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 […]

  • Creative Yoga with Michelle Pugh

    All ages, sizes and levels of experience are welcome. $5 members $10 nonmembers

  • National Music Day Celebration

    MUSEUM HOURS are 9:00am-5:30pm ADMISSION Members & Children Under 2 FREE Children & Adults $9.00 Seniors (65+), Teachers & Military Families (with ID) $4.50 Access/EBT Cardholders with ID Maximum of 4 per card $3.00 AAA 10% off

  • The Art of Film – Hide Your Smiling Faces

    A monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film. The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, […]

  • The Von Wagner Code

    A unique exhibition inspired by the rediscovery of a damaged, lost painting on the Florida Southern College campus. Regular Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 1 to 5pm Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day): Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays including December 24, 25, and 31 and January 1. […]

Press Releases

Bok Tower Gardens Oval Lawn, New Entry Perspective

Bok Tower Gardens Announces $12 Million Initiative to Build New Garden Spaces

Children’s Garden ▪ Outdoor Kitchen ▪ Florida Wild Garden ▪ Accessibility • Tower Restoration ▪ New Entry Sequence ▪ Horticultural Improvements ▪ Expanded Café Seating ▪ Pollinator Garden ▪ Exhibit Hall Renovations “Preserve the Legacy, Steward the Future” On the occasion of its 85th anniversary, Bok Tower Gardens is embarking on a $12 million capital […]

Feb 1 & 2: Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates Founder’s Day Weekend

February 1 & 2 – Founder’s Day Weekend 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Join Bok Tower Gardens in celebrating our 85th anniversary with a weekend of up-close and-personal experiences at the Gardens. The Gardens is open free of charge on Saturday, February 1 in honor of this special occasion, with a variety of activities taking […]

Bok Tower Door

Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates 85th Anniversary February 1

Bok Tower Gardens commemorates its 85th anniversary with free admission and a special Dedication Day ceremony on Saturday, February 1 with former U.S. Senator Bob Graham. “Your Story Is Our Story” is the theme of the day’s event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The National Historic Landmark was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge on February 1, […]

Call for Artists Application Deadline: January 21

The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council will host a major art show and one day art and environmental festival at the DeSoto County campus of South Florida State College in Arcadia, FL on Saturday, February 8. Last year’s inaugural event drew over 50 artists from eight counties, with over 160 entries. The application deadline has […]

Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts Chinese New Year Celebration

On Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 10am to 1pm, Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, hosts a Chinese New Year Celebration. The celebration features hands-on activities, games, art and museum exploration, all included with museum admission, which is $7 per person. Senior citizens 65+ are $3.50 and military/teachers with […]

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