Reception: From Form to Color – Vivian Garriga Exhibit







Lakeland Art Guild Meeting

Lakeland Art Guild

First Tuesday of each month. Learn more at www.lakelandartguild.com.





Poetry Open Mic Night

Local poets share their original work.





Night at the Museum

A very special evening for grown-ups at Explorations V Children’s Museum.





Lecture & Exhibit Reception: Clyde Butcher “Preserving Eden”

Thirty pieces of Butcher’s large black and white photographs will hang in the Harrison Gallery until August in an exhibition titled “Preserving Eden.” 6pm Clyde Butcher Lecture. Tickets: $15. 7pm  Booksigning/Reception: Free and open to the public. During the summer, the public is welcome to visit the exhibit Monday-Thursday, 7am-4pm – free of charge. The […]





Children’s Choir & Girls’ Choir Spring Concert

The Florida Southern Children’s Choir and Girls’ Choir presents their spring concert at 7:30pm, Friday, May 13th. Tickets available at the door are $10 Adults, children are free.





Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire photo by Gregory Mills, Polk Museum of Art.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 — Sunday, May 8, 2016 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  FREE Admission! MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by the lake from Polk Museum of Art on Vimeo. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown into one of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held […]





Mayfaire Saturday Night

Saturday, May 7 (5:30pm – 11pm) Cost: FREE to everyone! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a free party on the shores of Lake Mirror, just two blocks north of Lake Morton. This event includes fireworks and the MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire 5K Race. (For more information about the race, contact Lakeland Runners Club.) Food vendors […]





Pops by the Lake: Soundtracks

May 6, 8pm. Southern Homes Pops by the Lake: Soundtracks Enjoy an energetic pops concert on the Friday evening before Mayfaire by-the-Lake. An Imperial Symphony Orchestra outdoor concert is a perfect prelude to downtown Lakeland’s annual art festival.





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