Gary Baker Memorial Art Exhibition Reception & Auction

Gary Baker

Features over 50 pieces of Gary Baker’s life’s work. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Gary Baker Memorial Scholarship. RSVP to Lynda McDuff at (863) 297-1071 by March 13.

Exhibition Reception: African American Art Since 1950

Romare Bearden, Morning, 1975

Polk Museum of Art is proud to welcome a remarkable exhibition that celebrates the growing prominence and complexity of the field of African American art over the last six decades. “African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center” opens March 21 and will be on view through June 27. The exhibition […]

Wind Ensemble Concert

Presented by the Wind Ensemble at Harrison School for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Lakeland Community Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

The original made for TV musical with music written by Richard Rodgers, and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II aired in 1957 and starred Julie Andrews as Cinderella. The story is primarily based on the French version of the fairy tale, Cendrillon, ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre, by Charles Perrault. It’s the familiar […]

Music at Pinewood: Rising Artist Series

Pinewood Estate Front

The Rising Artist Series features up-and-coming artists in the intimate setting of Pinewood Estate. Faculty and hand-picked scholars from Harrison School for the Arts perform a variety of classical programs with piano, strings, woodwinds, guitar and vocals. $25/person or $65/series. Presented in partnership with the Lake Wales Arts Council. The final of three Rising Artist […]

Lakeland Concert Band Concert

Lakeland Concert Band

Branscomb Auditorium Florida Southern College Pre-show 1:45 p.m. Concert 2:30 p.m. Remember why you came to Florida? We’ll remind you with some winter melodies. Plus, we’ll have themes from favorite movies, songs from the 1960s from “Jersey Boys”, some great jazz, and lots more. And, of course, songs for your sweetheart. We hope you’ll join […]

Rebels and Runaways – Slave Resistance in the 19th Century

A Florida Lecture Series program presented by Larry Rivers, Professor of History, Valdosta State University. Using a variety of sources such as slaveholders’ wills, account books, court records, oral histories, and newspaper accounts, Larry Rivers explores the historical signifi cance of Florida as a runaway slave haven dating back to the 17th century and explains Florida’s […]

Harrison String Ensemble Concert

Family Camping Adventure

BokTower_032913_152(by Chad Baumer)

Explore nature through a variety of walks and activities. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags. An additional supply list will be provided. $20/person; ages 5 and up. Space is very limited, and reservations are required by calling 863.734.1222. Learn more!

The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

April 2–5; April 9–12, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Loca Lee Buckner Theatre The Trip to Bountiful tells the touching story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who wants to return home from Houston to the small town where she grew up. Frequently stopped from leaving by her daughter-in-law and overprotective son […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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