Pinewood Chamber Music Concert

A Sunday afternoon concert presented by Lake Wales Arts Council and Bok Tower Gardens. Led by Music Department Chair Professor Charles Hulin, the Southeastern University faculty trio, Spiritus, will perform Brahms B Major Trio along with selected student performances on strings.  

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 […]

Art-B-Que

The Art-B-Que Kick-off Barbeque, on Friday, Feb 26 from 6-9pm, is the opening event for the Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival.

History of Bebop with the Shawn Edmonds Quintet

The Shawn Edmonds Quintet returns to Polk State College for two free concerts. The Shawn Edmonds Quintet previously performed at Polk State in February 2015. This week, the ensemble returns as part of the College’s Voices of the People concert series and Black History Month celebration. The ensemble’s namesake, Shawn Edmonds, is a trumpeter who […]

The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters

February 18. 6:30pm. Photographer and author, Gary Monroe presents “The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters at Lake Wales Public Library. Sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.

Black History Month Gallery Exhibit

Decorative Arts with Artist Vicki Alley

On display from February 1-29 in the local artist gallery in the Lake Wales Public Library. Free. Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-6:30pm; Wednesday & Friday, 9am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm.

Voices of the People: Lecture & Demonstration-“I Am the Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome”

Polk State College’s Voices of the People concert series continues its 2015-16 season with “I am the Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome,” a two-pronged event designed to examine the similarities between two of history’s most high-profile, and seemingly disparate, figures. The lecture will be followed by a concert on Jan. 23 at 7 […]

Jazz Jam Session

Local talents Victoria de Lissovoy and Charlie “Topp” Hines will host a free jazz jam session for musicians from 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center. A Polk County favorite, de Lissovoy studied music at Northwestern University and regularly performs across Polk County. She will share the […]

Vital Spark North

January 16 at 7:30 pm. Sandy’s MusicGirl Scholarship Benefit Concert with “Vital Spark North.” Gary Schmidt, pianist and composer, and Erika Lawlor Schmidt, cellist and choreographer, present an eclectic multidisciplinary performance for piano, cello, dance and film. $15 Arts Council members, $20 non-members, $5 students.

Polk Arts Alliance

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