Learn About the Partnership Movement

When arts and businesses partner, everyone profits. There’s a movement afoot across the country. Businesses are using the arts to inspire employees, stimulate innovation and foster creative collaboration. Learn more!  

Poetry Open Mic Night

SEU Communications

Surprising Findings in Three New NEA Reports

WASHINGTON, DC – Three reports from the National Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on GDP, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. The data for the three reports is all from 2012, so for the first time the NEA can […]

Lake Wales Arts Festival

Lake Wales Art Festival

Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival. Live music, puppets, food, and art. FREE!

Tea & Symphony

Imperial Symphony Orchestra performance and lecture series.

Downtown Concert Series

Free event for the public.

Arts Culture & Heritage Grant Workshop Video

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The February 10 workshop recorded and uploaded to YouTube. View the grant guidelines here. Download the 2015-16 grant application here. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing office, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823. A DATED POSTMARK DOES NOT […]

Art-i-facts Magazine: Fall 2015 (Sept-Oct)

The print edition of the Fall 2015 (September-October) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Polk County History Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake […]

Oct is National Arts & Humanities Month

NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH, 2015 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Over centuries of change — through trial and triumph — the arts and humanities have chronicled history in ways that have brought the past to life and provided a vivid vision […]

Art-i-facts Magazine: Holiday 2015

Click the image below to flip through Holiday 2015 issue of Art-i-facts in full screen. The Holiday 2015 (Nov-Dec) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine should be delivered around Oct 29-30 to east side of Polk County. The magazine will be delivered on November 2-3 to the east side of Polk County, including Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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