• Myths, Legends, and Fairytales Choral Concert

    Featuring the FSC Chamber Singers, Beth Gibbs, conductor Taken from literature or passed down through folklore and campfire tales, join Beth Gibbs and the Chamber Singers as they explore Myths, Legends, and Fairytales in this extraordinary concert event. You will notice a great many stories from different ages – and a great variety of nations […]

  • Winter Wonderettes – On Sale Now! (Dec 1-17)

    WINTER WONDERETTES Presented by Wayne T. Fellows. Inc. The Wonderettes are back in a scrumptious musical confection of holiday hits! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Happening but when Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring […]

  • SmArt Biz Symposium Oct 25

    Sm(ART) Business Symposium – Economic Impact of the Arts

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm. Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts! This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th. […]

  • Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

    The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

  • Art-i-facts Fall 2017 (Sep-Oct)

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the September-October (Fall) 2017 edition of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

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 […]

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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