• Daniel O’Donnell: Back Home Again Tour

    Lakeland, FL ― One of Ireland’s best loved artists, Daniel O’Donnell has announced that he will be returning to tour in the USA and play the RP Funding Center on February 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Daniel burst into superstardom in the USA back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special – The Daniel […]

  • Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

    Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Directed by James Beck; Musical direction by Christianne Roll With a Pulitzer Prize and ten Tony awards, this Rogers and Hammerstein classic is considered to be one of the greatest musicals of the twentieth century! Set in an […]

  • Art-i-facts Winter (Jan-Feb) 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, Lake Wales Arts Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Public Libraries and Chambers of Commerce around Polk County. 1. Enjoy the on-screen edition of the January-February (Winter) 2018 Art-i-facts magazine by […]

  • Broadway Prism – Fort Meade Arts & Crafts Festival

    The Cultural Arts Legacy Committee presents BROADWAY PRISM, 2018 Inaugural Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, February 17, 9am-5pm. There are 75+ arts and crafts exhibitors, live music and entertainment, as well as awards, prizes and raffles during the event. The Festival takes place on Broadway Street in downtown Fort Meade, Florida. Admission is free. […]

  • Full Bloom Ahead! Peak Bloom Celebration

    Bok Tower Gardens rings in the spring blooming season with an all-new festival dedicated to highlighting the cultural and horticultural arts. Peak Bloom celebrates the majesty of Mother Nature, a full calendar of events and beautiful floral displays in each room of Pinewood Estate from February 1 through March 31. During this annual rite of […]

  • Senior Visual Art Exhibit Reception

    Reception on February 9th celebrates the best of visual arts from the Class of 2017. The senior showcase is on exhibit at Polk Museum of Art through March 11.

  • Lakeland Concert Band

    Lakeland Concert Band Concert

    Doors open at 1:15, pre-show at 1:45 and the band concert begins at 2:30. The concert (and parking!) are free, and no tickets are needed. The concert will feature romantic songs for Valentine’s Day, including songs from The Beatles and an old fashioned love song featuring vocalist Ken Brady. It’s time for the Olympics, so […]

  • Spiritus Piano Trio

    Southeastern University’s faculty trio showcases their impressive talents. Adults $5, Students $3

  • The Viennese School with Jennifer Stahl

    Late 18th century Vienna was home to great composers like Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. This performance features the ISO’s principal oboe, Jennifer Stahl, performing Mozart’s Concert for Oboe in C Major. Repertoire: Overture to The Magic Flute, Mozart Concert for Oboe in C Major, Mozart Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” Beethoven Single Tickets on sale at […]

  • Platform Kids!

    We showcase talent from elementary, middle, and high school students from throughout Polk County every year! Featuring visual, digital and performance piece. This year, we’ll also be displaying High School students work that submitted to our Linemen Sculpture Project! W H O Platform Kids and My Lakeland Electric W H E N Sunday, 2/11/2018 from 5-7:30pm […]

Press Releases

Support School Art: Choose A Kids Tag Art Vanity Tag Today

Support art in schools by purchasing a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for your front car bumper this year.  With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” states Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary chairman for Kids Tag Art, a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for fifth graders. […]

Polk Arts Alliance Partners with American for the Arts on Prosperity Report 5

Meri Mass, Polk Arts Alliance Executive Director is excited to announce a partnership with Americans for the Arts (AFTA), to be included as one of the U.S counties that will be a part of the National Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Report. Participating communities represent all 50 states plus the District of Columbia but […]

January 12 Cultural Arts Council Meeting Video

Video from the Cultural Arts Council meeting on Tuesday, January 12. When I get a digital copy, I will post the meeting agenda below.

Sm(ART) Business Symposium Highlights on Out and About Art

The November episode of PGTV’s “Out and About Art” At Downtown Lakeland’s First Friday, learn more about Lakeland Community Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors” and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season. Then see highlights of the Polk Arts Alliance’s “Sm(ART) Business Symposium” hosted by Southeastern University.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494