• 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

May 02

Woodcarving

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 02

Spring Pops Concert

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Press Releases

Apr 26: Cookie Concert

This free annual performance offers a relaxed, interactive experience for elementary aged children and their families—one where dancing in the aisle is encouraged! Children are invited to participate in an interactive pre-concert demonstration of instruments with ISO musicians and are then treated to a 45 minute concert full of fun moments with the orchestra. 2:00PM […]




April 24-26: Florida Dance Theatre presents Celebrate Dance

The Lakeland based Florida Dance Theatre is hosting its 3rd Annual Celebrate Dance Festival April 24th through 26th 2015. The festival includes 3 days of master dance classes in a variety of dance techniques taught by professionals from around the country, a Gala concert performance at Florida Southern’s Branscomb Auditorium, and a free performance at […]




Apr 25: Season of Love: A Tribute to Norman M. Small

Theatre Winter Haven would like to take this opportunity to honor Norm’s contributions to us by celebrating his retirement with a gala event on April 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Ritz Theatre which will highlight his four decades at TWH. The evening includes a cocktail hour, dinner catered by Texas Cattle Company and a […]




Apr 18: Polk State’s Voices of the People presents Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”

Polk State’s Voices of the People continues in April with a performance of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” a hauntingly beautiful piece of music composed during the Holocaust. French-born Olivier Messiaen composed his “Quartet for the End of Time” in 1941, while being held at a German prisoner-of-war camp, according to World ORT’s Holocaust […]




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