Artful Bowl

Platform Art’s members and sponsors host the 2015 Artful Bowl on Saturday, November 7th at the architecturally-stunning home of Sandra and Sam Sheets. Festivities begin at 7:30. As they arrive, guests select their own “artful” bowl created in clay by Randy Glotfelty or in wood from the Woodturners of Polk County. Hor d’oeuvres and libations […]

Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss

The percussion and drive of Nic’s footwork combined with Maeve’s melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet.

Winter Dance Concert

Dance

Performances by Harrison dance students. December 11 & 12 at 7pm. Adults $11, Students/Seniors $9.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec. 30th: The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. Get tickets!

The Crystal Nutcracker

December 12 @ 6pm Crystal’s World of Dance presents: THE CRYSTAL NUTCRACKER A fantastical journey is the magical story of The Crystal Nutcracker, based on the original tale Nutcracker and Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann. A journey with Clarice is the magical story of The Crystal Nutcracker. Clarice and her Nutcracker Prince embark on an […]

Shen Yun

Through the universal language of music and dance, SHEN YUN weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture with stunning beauty and tremendous energy. SHEN YUN performances feature the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East […]

Vital Spark North

January 16 at 7:30 pm. Sandy’s MusicGirl Scholarship Benefit Concert with “Vital Spark North.” Gary Schmidt, pianist and composer, and Erika Lawlor Schmidt, cellist and choreographer, present an eclectic multidisciplinary performance for piano, cello, dance and film. $15 Arts Council members, $20 non-members, $5 students.

Ballroom With a Twist

Thursday, January 21 Some of the world’s most dazzling professional dancers, from ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. are bringing to Lakeland a frenzy of sizzling dance moves including the Samba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Jive. And, as if the dancers aren’t enough, several of your favorite American […]

Platform Kids 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5 – 8pm Oasis Community Church, 3330 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland, 33803 Join Platform Art for their 8th annual Platform Kids event – a one-night exhibition celebrating visual art and performances produced by Polk County students in preschool – 12th grade. Admission is free! Activities on site will be hosted by […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

When April 30, 2016 @ 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM Tickets $15 (students) $20 (adults) An original adaptation of Shakespeare’s enchanting story set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn. All performances are held at Branscomb Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.

Polk Arts Alliance

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