Sm(ART) Business Symposium Highlights on Out and About Art

The November episode of PGTV’s “Out and About Art” At Downtown Lakeland’s First Friday, learn more about Lakeland Community Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors” and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season. Then see highlights of the Polk Arts Alliance’s “Sm(ART) Business Symposium” hosted by Southeastern University.





One Day Fred Reads at Children’s Museum

Local children’s author and illustrator Fred Koehler will read “One Day, The End” at Explorations V Children’s Museum on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:30am during the Museum’s regularly scheduled story time program. “One Day, The End”, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Koehler, was published last month. The story takes readers along-side […]





Florida Citrus Celebration

Bok Tower Gardens partners with the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame to present an inside look into Florida’s citrus industry through a variety of fun, free programs. Special tours, films and activities take place throughout the Nov. 7-8 weekend, and everything is included with regular Gardens admission. Rates are $12 for adults and $3 for […]





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 […]





Galactic Storm

Explorations V Children’s Museum invites Star Wars fans to Galactic Storm, a space-themed event, on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10am-1pm. The event will feature Maker Light Sabers, the Galaxy Salon, and Death Star art, along with many other art and science activities. Appearances will be made by R2D2 and a Storm Trooper. The event […]





Polk State College Jazz Ensemble

An eclectic mix of styles from jazz greats such as Count Basie, Sonny Rollins and Dave Brubeck. Our featured jazz combo, The Jazz Society, will also perform their own arrangements of modern and traditional jazz standards.





Bandtastic IV: Band Day Encore

FSC Band Day

Now in its fourth year, this annual concert, conceived and directed by Jo Jossim, features dazzling new repertoire and intriguing new musical collaborations, presented within a fast-paced format in locations throughout the concert hall. With repertoire ranging from classical and jazz genres to popular and rock favorites, this event is full of musical surprises. Always […]





Artist Reception

November 5th meet-the-artist reception for “Garden & Groves,” oil paintings by local artist Blair Updike, on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center from October 16, 2015 through January 14, 2016. Meet the artist, Blair Updike, and share her love of blue skies, gardens and groves, twisted trees, and the way light plays across meadows and bays. […]





Campus Concert Series: “Tru L3gacy”

Many have compared the sound of Tru L3gacy to best-selling R&B group, “Boyz II Men”.  Tru L3gacy’s fresh generic sound is taking the industry by storm as they travel all over the U.S. creating a huge fan base. In the lobby of the WinterHaven Fine Arts Theatre Building





Campus Concert Series: “Tru L3gacy”

Lakeland Campus. Many have compared the sound of Tru L3gacy to best-selling R&B group, “Boyz II Men”.  Tru L3gacy’s fresh generic sound is taking the industry by storm as they travel all over the U.S. creating a huge fan base.





Polk Arts Alliance

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