Voices of the People: All Italian Concert

L: Byron Marc Sean/R: Derek Menchen

Voices of the People Chamber Players Derek Menchan on cello and Byron Marc Sean on piano will present an evening dedicated to the sumptuous melodies of Italian works and readings, entitled “Aus Italien”! The lineup includes works of Respighi, Paganini, and more and the thoughts of Marcus Aurelius, given by Professor Rafaela Ellis and Phi Club […]

January Happenings at the History Center

 Journey through Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. Family FunDay is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 11. Families celebrate Polk County’s citrus heritage with a citrus-themed craft. The History Center is also hosting a special Family FunDay at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in celebration of the dedication of […]

Jim Stafford Evening of Comedy & Song, and this one is on him.

Jim Stafford

Come enjoy an evening of comedy and song with hometown boy, JIM STAFFORD, this one’s on him.  Jim will perform LIVE at The Ritz Theatre Saturday, January 11 at 7pm.  This is Jim’s way to say THANK YOU for your support throughout his career. Tickets are free donations will be graciously accepted to support installation […]

Saddi Khali Photography Exhibit

Bok Tower photo by Saddi Khali

Photographer, writer and performance artist, Saddi Khali spent a month in late 2013 as the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center’s first artist-in-residence. During his stay, Khali photographed scenes of Lake Wales for a new collection that will be on display at the Arts Center from Jan. 27 to Feb. 24, in honor of Black […]

Platform KIDS

Platform Art’s annual showcase of talent from elementary, middle and high school students from throughout Polk County features art, film, fashion and performances.

Dedication Day Celebration

Bok Tower Carillon

Japanese drums, followed by a ceremony, guest speakers and a major announcement. Refreshments follow.  Free admission on Saturday in honor of Dedication Day.

Annual Decorative Art Show and Quilt Exhibit Reception

One Billion Rising – Women’s Rights Gallery Exhibit

One Billion Rising

Art Exhibition – February 4-20, 2014, Gallery Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm Reception Thursday, February 6, 2014 5:30-7:30pm Polk State College Visual Arts is hosting an art exhibition that Raises awareness about Domestic Violence, supports Women’s rights, and promotes art with a social context. This exhibition will provide the community with an cultural event and students […]

One Billion Rising Exhibition Reception

One Billion Rising

Polk State College Visual Arts is hosting an art exhibition February 4-20 that raises awareness about Domestic Violence, supports Women’s rights, and promotes art with a social context. This exhibition will provide the community with an cultural event and students with an opportunity to view, create, and exhibit artwork related to the cause. Students, Local, […]

The Young Artist Show

Gallery Hours are 12:30-4pm Monday-Friday during show weeks and one hour prior to Theatre Winter Haven performances. Artist reception is Saturday, February 22 at 6pm.

Polk Arts Alliance

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