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 […]





Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! Grand Opening

The Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit Grand Opening is on Sunday, February 7 from 1-5pm. The newest traveling exhibit, Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! is SO BIG…it will take over much of the Museum’s first and second floors! Enjoy exploring alongside the loveable monkey as he playfully guides them through his friendly neighborhood and blasts […]





Lakeland Art Guild Meeting

Lakeland Art Guild

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





Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! Preview

Preview the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit on Tuesday, February 2 from 4-6pm. The preview includes a ribbon cutting and a taste of Curious George’s favorite banana snacks. The Grand Opening is on Sunday, February 7 from 1-5pm. The newest traveling exhibit, Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! is SO BIG…it will take over much of […]





Vellamo: Finnish Folk Duo

January 31 at 2pm. Free Concert in the Lakeland Main Library Meeting Room. A program of Friends of the Library. From their website: “Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility (recalling the likes of Judy Collins or Richard and Mimi Fariña), creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience. Pia […]





Voices of the People: Conversations

January 30th chamber music performance with bassoonist Lecolton Washington, violinist Janina Norpoth, violist Derek Reeves and cellist Derek Menchan at Harrison School for the Arts. $11 Adults, $9 Students/Seniors  





SEU Faculty Showcase

January 29, 7:30 pm. Adults $5, Students $3.





Voices of the People: Lecture & Demonstration-“I Am the Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome”

Polk State College’s Voices of the People concert series continues its 2015-16 season with “I am the Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome,” a two-pronged event designed to examine the similarities between two of history’s most high-profile, and seemingly disparate, figures. The lecture will be followed by a concert on Jan. 23 at 7 […]





Mark Mitchell: Multimedia & Conceptual Pop Artist Reception

Melvin Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016 – 7 pm. An international multimedia artist specializing in the painting of conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell draws on the power of  mass media and pop culture, repurposing contemporary icons, imagery, and techniques to create a personal artistic statement, rich in meaning and social commentary. With a career as […]





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.





Polk Arts Alliance

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