Innoskate Lakeland

Lakeland Skate Park at Lake Bonny

PMoA is partnering with the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation and the City of Lakeland to present Innoskate Lakeland. Innoskate Lakeland includes a skateboarding festival — with skating, clinics and more — at the Lakeland SkatePark on Lake Bonny and a skateboard art exhibition, panel discussions and demonstrations at […]

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival (Nights)

Jewell of the Ridge Jazz Fest

April is Jazz Appreciation month, and the inaugural Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival will make for an experience unlike any other in Polk County. It’s going to feel like visiting a jazz club on the West coast or in New York. The Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival evening events at the Polk State […]

Community Stakeholders Meeting: The Economic Impact of Creative Industries

Polk Arts Alliance presents Community Stakeholders Meeting on May 7 hosted by Southeastern University. Registration begins at 8:15am. The program begins at 9:00am. The event is sponsored by Grasslands, Peterson & Myers, P.A. and Community Southern Bank. The Economic Impact of Creative Industries “Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!” Science, Technology, Engineering, (ARTs) and Math How Creativity Can Impact […]

88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens April 20

Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20 at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. More than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist clears and the sun rises atop Iron Mountain. Handicapped parking, shuttle […]

20th Anniversary Gala

Florida Dance Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Gala is Saturday, April 26 at Branscomb Auditorium on the campus of Florida Southern College. Join Florida Dance Theatre and international guest artists for an exciting evening of dance, featuring the professional company of Florida Dance Theatre and guest artists Clifton Brown, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Israel Rodriguez […]

Florida Dance Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala is April 26

Join Florida Dance Theatre and international guest artists for an exciting evening of dance, featuring the professional company of Florida Dance Theatre and guest artists Clifton Brown, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Israel Rodriguez and Katia Garza, Ballet de Monterey, Orlando Ballet; Allison Jay, Ballet Met, Smuin Ballet, original member of FDT; and other […]

May Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Dan Gunderson, "Iron Man," 2013, digital photograph

EXHIBITIONS Site Specifics: Works by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen Through June 8 This exhibition will include installations by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park. Working collaboratively, these two artists will transform the Museum with their site-specific installations that will provide visitors an opportunity to experience art […]

Central Park Stroll Posponed to June 12

The Central Park Stroll and Main Street Winter Haven Art Walk that had been scheduled for May 1 was postponed to June 12. Strong storms were possible Thursday afternoon, and organizers said that posed possible safety issues for artists and guests. The time for the stroll on June 12 will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Source: […]

September Exhibits and Events at Polk Museum of Art

Elia Russinoff, "Design Proposal: Two Door Sports Car," 1953.

EXHIBITIONS Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile September 20-December 6 This exhibition showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling, through more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. An eclectic mix of […]

Boo! Bash

Boo Bash

The event offers child-friendly Halloween games, prizes, snacks and music for the younger set. Children and parents are encouraged to dress in storybook, super-hero or fairytale costumes to celebrate the event. No scary costumes please. Hands-on activities and games and one free pumpkin per family are included with admission while supplies last. Admission is $7 […]

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