Nathaniel Millett: “The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World.”

February 18, 7 pm on the Florida Lecture Series: “The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World” by Nathaniel Millett, associate professor of history at Saint Louis University. The lecture is free and open to the public. From the Back Cover “A lively story that not only details the fort’s rise […]

Bob H. Lee (Writer): “Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden”

March 3. 7pm. FREE. Florida Lecture Series, Hollis Room (Thad Buckner Building), Florida Southern College, Lakeland.

Opening Reception: Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

March 18 at 7pm. Featuring the work of Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students, this exciting thesis exhibition provides a glimpse into the creativity, resourcefulness, and professionalism brought by these gifted artists to the areas of print and digital media. Sharing the culmination of their collegiate study, they will engage, challenge, and impress, affirming their […]

Our Great Journey

FSC Choral

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Concert Choir, Beth Gibbs, conductor Whether on a physical journey, trying to find a home – or on a spiritual journey, looking for guidance and resolution – we are all searching, striving to build a life.  Through perfectly chosen choral repertoire that includes The Road to the […]

Jazz Impressions

Thursday, March 31, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director With joy and expertise, jazz director Paul Butcher leads the members of the FSC Jazz Ensemble in a performance featuring all that is enjoyable and distinctive about this great American art form.  Celebrating the diverse repertoire and appealing styles that make up […]

Cookie Concert

May 1st Cookie Concert: Magical Music 2pm – Interactive petting zoo with instruments from Carlton Music Center. 3pm – Kid-friendly concert, with dancing in the aisles encouraged! The Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s FREE kid-friendly concert. Dancing in the aisles encouraged.

Opening Reception: 45th Annual LAG Spring Exhibition

Opening reception from 6-8pm, Friday, May 13. Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Members Only Invitational Art Show. Open To All Members of Lakeland Art Guild / Bartow Art Guild. Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild for over 30 years. The exhibit runs through June 17. Melvin Art Gallery is […]

Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Invitational Art Show

Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Members Only Invitational Art Show Open To All Members of Lakeland Art Guild / Bartow Art Guild. Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild for over 30 years. The exhibit runs through June 17. Melvin Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm when college is […]

Children’s Choir & Girls’ Choir Spring Concert

The Florida Southern Children’s Choir and Girls’ Choir presents their spring concert at 7:30pm, Friday, May 13th. Tickets available at the door are $10 Adults, children are free.

The Nutcracker Ballet

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Ballet Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Florida Dance Theatre, FSC’s company-in-residence, brings its celebrated production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts. A holiday tradition for generations of families, this timeless classic tells the […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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