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 […]

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Exhibition

Melvin Gallery

May 13 through June 17, 2016 Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. Art exhibition: Melvin Art Gallery (Admission: Free)For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring Exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild. Founded in 1952, the Guild […]

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.

Symphonic Celebrations

Celebrating the remarkable range of styles and roles played by the symphony orchestra in the world of music, FSC’s Symphony Orchestra offers an extraordinary program of music designed to showcase the beauty and breadth of expression inherent in this treasured musical medium.  With Beethoven’s dramatic Egmont Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful Capriccio Espagnol providing the core […]

FSC Dance: New Beginnings

We invite you to join us for the exciting inaugural concert of FSC’s new dance program, under the direction of Erin LaSala! With a rich roster of talented dance majors and minors in place, this performance will feature innovative choreography by FSC faculty and nationally–acclaimed guest choreographers.  Adding to the excitement, the dancers of Lakeland’s […]

Piano, Times Two

Believing that the only thing better than one piano is two, Fen-Fang Chen and Paula Parsché of FSC’s piano faculty join forces – and pianos – to present a delightful evening of four-hand piano music. Featuring the works of notable composers for piano, this duo-piano team will treat you to such familiar pieces as Schubert’s […]

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Melvin Gallery

April 8 through April 28, 2016 Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. We are proud to present the annual senior thesis exhibition in studio art. This capstone show, celebrating the skill, talent, and creativity of our seniors, serves as evidence of their […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare, Directed by Paul Bawek April 7-10; 14-17, 2016 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) William Shakespeare’s most popular and widely performed comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is a tale of love, mischief, and misadventure surrounding the wedding festivities of the Duke of Athens.  The threat of an impending arranged marriage and the […]

The Winds of Change

What changed first, the band or the music?  In answer to that question, the FSC Symphony Band traces the transformation of the wind ensemble and its repertoire from the 1950’s through the present.  From band music that shifted from transcriptions to original works – and musical innovations that incorporated compositional and textural changes – judge […]

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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