Lake Wales Arts Festival

2013 Lake Wales Arts Festival

Feb 27 & 28, from 10 am – 5 pm. The Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival has a 45-year-old tradition of celebrating and exhibiting quality works of art by fine artists and artisans with up to 100 artists competing for more than $30,000 in awards! Presented by the Lake Wales Arts Council, the […]

SEU Open Mic Night

Fri, Feb 19, 7-9pm. Open Mic night at The Platform Art Forum, hosted by Southeastern University English Professor Dr. Rickey Cotton and the students behind SEU’s literary journal The Oracle. Everyone welcome to share original works or pieces by other authors. Poetry and short prose excerpts both welcome. Must be family friendly. Snacks and drinks available […]

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 […]

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 […]

X5 Art Studio

Weekly Art Studio for Children & Families Tuesdays, 1-2pm and Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm Explorations V Children’s Museum offers two opportunities each week for children and families to develop and showcase their artistic side. The Museum education staff develops clever monthly themes and weekly art projects that make art accessible to all. Weekly projects can be produced […]

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec. 30th: The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. Get tickets!

Holiday Workshop

Spread holiday cheer with a memento hand-crafted by you. $2 activity fee in addition to membership or admission. Daily admission is $7. Discounted admission for senior citizens, military, and teachers with ID is $3.50. Children under two are free. X5 offers family memberships for $70.  

Home for the Holidays: The Christmas Gala

Two performances: Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Highly anticipated each year, the FSC Music Department’s Christmas Gala has become an essential holiday music tradition for the college and greater community. This year’s edition, Home for the Holidays, offers a wonder-filled array of musical favorites performed by music department students and […]

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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