• Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339

    Featuring the FSC Choral department, Beth Gibbs, conductor Written in 1780, Vesperae solennes de confessore, is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most beloved choral works, composed for liturgical use in the Salzburg Cathedral as his final choral work for that venue. Join Beth Gibbs, FSC’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir for an evening of beauty, […]

  • “Elements of Nature” Band Concert

    Featuring the FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor Wind is a true element of nature, and the Symphony Band traditionally flourishes through its properties. Artists have continually been inspired by nature’s glory, and it is this point of departure that the Symphony Band brings to the stage this spring. Come celebrate the bounty of nature […]

  • Julius Caesar

    By William Shakespeare Adapted and Directed by Paul Bawek In this Florida Southern College “edition,” Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a classic political tragedy,  is reset in a women’s prison in the present day. This remarkably strapping work about power and honor will continue to explore the story of the amazing conspiracy against an overly ambitious Caesar […]

  • Heart By Heart

    In 2013, bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Michael Derosier were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as original members of Heart. That 70’s-era lineup brought to the world the massive radio hits Magic Man, Crazy On You, Dreamboat Annie,  Barracuda, Kick It Out, Heartless, Straight On, Dog & Butterfly, Even It Up […]

  • RAW TV

    RAW (Real and Willing) TV is a student-led talk show in which panelists explore their faith with tough questions and authentic answers. RAW TV is broadcast via multiple networks nation-wide and has been going strong for 21 seasons. 7pm & 9pm on each show evening: Feb 21, Mar 7 & 21, Apr 4 & 18

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    FY 2018-19 ACH Applications, Guidelines and Timeline

    TDC Arts Culture & Heritage (ACH) Event Sponsorship/Grant guidelines, application, scoring matrix and timeline for FY 2018-19, events that take place between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are available on the Visit Central Florida website—  https://visitcentralflorida.org/about/tourist-development-council The final submission deadline is 4pm, Friday, April 20, 2018. Before submitting an application, all applicants must attend one of the […]

  • Art-i-facts Spring (Mar-Apr) 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. 1. Enjoy the on-screen edition […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cookie Concert

    Nine Year Old Piano Prodigy to Join ISO for Cookie Concert Celebrating Autism Awareness Month Enjoy a fun-filled musical afternoon at the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s annual Cookie Concert presented by Publix Super Markets Charities on April 8 at 3 p.m. at Branscomb Auditorium (111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr). Kids ages 2 – 12 will enjoy kid-friendly […]

  • 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 […]

Press Releases

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.

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Live @ Harrison: Piano Virtuoso Eldar Djangirov

This year marks the launch of Live at Harrison – a series of concerts and performances featuring nationally-known artists and performers. “Not only are we hoping to bring quality artists to our area,” said Harrison principal, Dr. Daryl Ward, “but these artists will also work with our students in some capacity.” The Live at Harrison […]

Transforming Your Business With Creativity

The Polk Arts Alliance 2nd Annual Creative Industry – SM(ART) Business Symposium, in partnership with the Southeastern University College of Arts & Media, begins at 9:00 a.m. in Bush Chapel on the Southeastern University campus. The event is free to the business community with a business card and RSVP. Registration and continental breakfast begin at […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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