• 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

Thu 27
Thu 27

Symphonic Jubilations

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
May 02

Woodcarving

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

Press Releases

May 15-17: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR Public Performances: May 15-17, 2015 Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:30pm $10 Adults / $8 Students Box Office Phone: 863-294-7469 BUY TICKETS NOW >>> “Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this […]




May 15: Florida Southern Children’s Chorus Spring Concert

The Florida Southern Children’s Choir for unchanged boys and girls voices, a choral division of the Lakeland Choral Society, will be performing with the Girls’ Choir as part of the Florida Southern Children’s Chorus Spring Concert in Branscomb Auditorium on Friday, May 15th. To learn more about these organizations, go to http:www.lakelandchoralsociety.org or follow the Girls’ Choir at […]




May 9: Mayfaire Saturday Night

Admission: FREE Mayfaire Saturday Night moves the Mayfaire fun to the Lake Mirror Promenade for a free street dance party and fireworks display. Music will be provided by MPiRE. In addition, about 1,200 athletes are expected to participate in the 35thAnnual Mayfaire Classic 5K Road Race & Walk, sponsored by the Lakeland Runners Club. The […]




Mayfaire by-the-Lake

May 9-10: MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the 44th Annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, on the shores of Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. Admission is free. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown […]




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