• 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

Mon 24

Life Drawing with Nancy Cockerham

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 26

Ladies Craft Night with Heidi Wineland

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Press Releases

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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