• The Way We Worked

    The Smithsonian traveling exhibit: “The Way We Worked” explores how work shaped America and will be on exhibit in the Polk County History Center from July 1 – August 12, 2017.    





  • TheatreWorks Florida Announces 2017-18 Season in Davenport

    TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce their inaugural 3-show season at their new theatre venue, Davenport Community Campus – TheatreWorks Florida Theatre! We are bringing our award-winning professional musical productions to the community of Davenport, FL and are so excited to share the magic of theatre with Polk County and all of Central […]





  • 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 […]





  • Art-i-facts Summer 2017 (May-Aug)

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the May-August (Summer) 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 […]





Press Releases

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 […]





Apr 17-26: Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor

April 17-26, 2015 Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm Presented at The Lake Mirror Theatre, 121 S. Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL, 33801 Tickets $22 Adults, $20 Seniors (55 & older), $15 Students w/id, $10 Children12 & under Lakeland Community Theatre 863 603 PLAY (7529) or at www.lakelandcommunitytheatre.com Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a […]





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