• Lakeland Art Guild

    Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

    For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and to bring together the members of […]

  • 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 […]

  • THE NUNS ARE COMING! AUDITIONS: NUNSENSE & NUNSENSE 2: THE SECOND COMING

    TheatreWorks Florida celebrates Season 2018-19 with not one but TWO internationally acclaimed musical theatre hits: Nunsense and Nunsense 2: The Second Coming! Come out and audition for these two zany and outrageous hits that follow the crazy antics of five charming & quirky nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent! Nunsense… it’s habit-forming! Auditions: […]

  • 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 […]

Press Releases

FSC Marks Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

It has been suggested that there are five American thinkers and inventors who have changed the way we live today: Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright (1867-1959) is generally regarded as one of the greatest architects of the modern era, and his innovations are part and parcel of […]

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 […]

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Mandatory Application Workshop for TDC Arts, Culture & Heritage Sponsorship Grants

Mandatory Application Workshop for TDC Arts, Culture & Heritage Sponsorship Grants – ALL APPLICANTS are required to attend one of the informational workshops. Attendance is mandatory and applications will not be accepted if your organization does not have a staff member attend one of the sessions. The first two sessions were held March 1 in […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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