Autumn June

Polk State College Campus Concert Series presents Autumn June, Polk County’s own folk, pop, rock & country singer/songwriter. March 3, 10:00-10:45 am at Polk State College Winter Haven WLR Patio. The Polk State College Campus Concert Series presents free concerts in Winter Haven, Lakeland and Downtown Lake Wales. Learn more: www.polk.edu/artscenter or phone 863-298-6883.





A Sankofa Affair

An evening performance by the Sankofa Chorale.  7:30 pm on Saturday, February 27 in the Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre at Polk State College.  





The Gala

Polk Museum of Art’s annual black-tie benefit is also one of the best parties in Central Florida. It’s a memorable evening of dancing, socializing, and a wonderful gourmet dinner. A silent auction takes place throughout the evening, as well. Items for auction range from sports memorabilia, great vacation getaways, gourmet meals, jewelry, and more! For […]





Exploration of the Cool with the Shawn Edmonds Quintet

The Shawn Edmonds Quintet returns to Polk State College for two free concerts. The Shawn Edmonds Quintet previously performed at Polk State in February 2015. This week, the ensemble returns as part of the College’s Voices of the People concert series and Black History Month celebration. The ensemble’s namesake, Shawn Edmonds, is a trumpeter who […]





Art-B-Que

The Art-B-Que Kick-off Barbeque, on Friday, Feb 26 from 6-9pm, is the opening event for the Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival.





Hotel California

Feb 25 at 7:30pm. This salute to the Eagles faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings. Doors Open: 6:30 PM Toe Jam performs from 7:30-8:15pm Hotel California performs from 8:30-10:00 PM Tickets $29, $39 Tickets are available through The Lakeland Center Box Office 863-834-8111, online www.thelakelandcenter.com, or 24-hour ticket line 888-397-0100.





Reception: Young Artists Show

The reception is February 20 from 6-8 pm. The exhibit runs February 18-March 13. This exhibition, held in cooperation with the Polk County School District, features artworks by Middle and High School students from across Polk County. Over $1,600 in awards are presented, and a $1,000 scholarship to Polk State College is presented to a Senior […]





Poetry Reading with Dr. Erica Bernheim

Sat, Feb 20, 6-8pm. Dr. Erica Bernheim will give a reading from her published collection of poetry The Mimic Sea. From www.flsouthern.edu: “Dr. Bernheim is an Assistant Professor at Florida Southern College, where she also directs the Honors Program and Creative Writing Program. She earned her BA from Miami University, her MFA from the University […]





The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters

February 18. 6:30pm. Photographer and author, Gary Monroe presents “The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters at Lake Wales Public Library. Sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.





Alice Gebhart Art Reception and Pianist Brian Seeley Live

Wed, Feb 17, 6-8pm, Platform Art Forum for Creativity welcomes visual artist Alice Gebhart and local pianist Brian Seeley performs live during the wine and cheese reception. ALICE BENVIE GEBHART: Kiln Fired Fused Glass Artist & Teacher “I work at translating and elevating the average, day-to-day experience into an enthusiastic and energetic celebration.   I am […]





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