Make It Magical

“Make It Magical” transforms downtown Lake Wales into a winter wonderland with its theme, “Let It Snow.” This free Lake Wales Arts Council holiday event is chaired by Barbara Connor with Kelly Nelson as co-chair is from 5-8pm on Friday, December 4. Arabella Decker’s Caspian horses will enchant children as they enjoy free carriage rides […]





One Day Fred Reads

Local children’s author and illustrator Fred Koehler will read “One Day, The End” at Explorations V Children’s Museum on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:30am during the Museum’s regularly scheduled story time program. “One Day, The End”, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Koehler, was published last month. The story takes readers along-side […]





Festival of Wreaths Opening Night

The Festival of Wreaths Opening Night coincides with Bartow’s Lights on Main celebration. The halls of the History Center will be decked out with more than fifty colorful wreaths in celebration of the Festival of Wreaths. An appearance in the rotunda from Santa and Mrs. Claus is scheduled between 7 and 9 p.m. The couple will be […]





Free Day at Explorations V

The Museum, having provided 24 years of hands-on, fun-filled adventures in learning, proudly joins Polk County Family Week to urge all families to unite, honor, and celebrate together. As an organizer of Polk County Family Week (November 14-20), the Museum opens its doors on Thursday, November 19 for HEALTHY FAMILIES Enjoy Their Community. Admission is […]





Lakeland Concert Band Patriotic Concert

Lakeland Concert Band

The Lakeland Concert Band, directed by Vic Larsen kicks off its season with a Patriotic concert on Sunday, November 15th at 2:30pm in the Youkey Theatre at the Lakeland Center. The band will honor Veterans with the ” Armed Forces Salute.” Also included on program are “Rise and Shine,” “The Trail West,” Echoes of the Battlefield,” […]





California Toe Jam Rocks

‘50s-’80s Rock & Roll. 7pm. A pre-season event live at the Ramon Theater in downtown Frostproof. $25 per person in advance; $30 same day. Get tickets online here! Learn more about California Toe Jam.  





Art Crawl

This annual juried outdoor art show features emerging Central Florida artists selling affordable artwork in the Polk Museum of Art parking lot. Live music and demonstrations.





Opening Reception: All-Student Exhibition

Exhibition of works by current FSC students. Exhibit runs through December 7.





Art+Food

This art party spices things up with a focus on the art of cuisine. Enjoy live music and a cash bar with beer, wine and a specialty drink. Tickets are $10 for Polk Museum of Art members, $15 non-members. Learn more!  





Sm(ART) Business Symposium Highlights on Out and About Art

The November episode of PGTV’s “Out and About Art” At Downtown Lakeland’s First Friday, learn more about Lakeland Community Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors” and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season. Then see highlights of the Polk Arts Alliance’s “Sm(ART) Business Symposium” hosted by Southeastern University.





Polk Arts Alliance

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