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.

Atlantic City Boys

January 16 at 7:30 pm, the Polk State Special Performance Series presents“Atlantic City Boys,” four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences from Vegas to Atlantic City. The show pays tribute to the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Tickets: $20

Menopause The Musical

January 13 at 7:30pm. The show that’s brought joy to millions worldwide is proving that laughter truly is the best medicine. With a cast of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is partnering with Susan G. Komen to offer inspriation, sisterhood, and hope. Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common […]

David Leathers, Jr

On January 13, the Downtown Concert Series features David Leathers, Jr. in a free concert from 12:30-1:45 pm. Leathers is an R&B singer/songwriter from Fayetteville, NC, and a two-time American Idol contestant from Season 11 and 12.

Polk Arts Alliance

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