• 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

Bok Tower Gardens Call to Artists

Dear Artists, Bok Tower Gardens is currently seeking artists to exhibit in the Visitor Center for the next two years.  Previously, you requested information and/or were selected based on your materials to be a possible artist for our exhibits.  Please review the following information and let us know if you’re interested.  Thank you! Art in […]

All-County Dance Festival

Apr 11: An Evening of Dance in Polk County

Polk County Schools proudly present their 8th Annual All-County Dance Festival and Gala Concert on Saturday, April 11th, 2015. The dance festival and gala concert encourages and supports the elements of artistically based dance and performance through dance educational opportunities for students while also serving to further the community’s understanding and appreciation of the art […]

Polk Museum of Art

Apr 11: Opening Reception for Creative Youth: 15th Congressional District Competition

The awards ceremony for the annual exhibition featuring works of high school students in the 15th Congressional District is Saturday, April 11 at 11am. Admission is FREE. The exhibit runs through April 19, 2015. The exhibit is organized through the efforts of the Polk Museum of Art and the offices of U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross. The Congressional Award winning piece will travel to Washington, […]

Lakeland Concert Band

Apr 12: Lakeland Concert Band

The Lakeland Concert Band performs Sunday, April 12 at Branscomb Auditorium on the campus of Florida Southern College. Pre-show begins at 1:45. Concert is at 2:30pm. The concert and parking is FREE!

April 11: H2O Spring Splash

Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts H2O Spring Splash on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10am to 3pm. The water-themed festival will feature special presentations by award winning author, Janeen Mason, author of Ocean Commotion: Caught in the Currents, Animal Ambassadors from the Florida Aquarium and the WaterVentures Mobile Learning Lab. A bounce house and creation stations will be […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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