Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is November 27 – January 3. Bok Tower Gardens is open 365 days a year from 9am-5pm. Christmas Combo Admission includes: Admission to Bok Tower Gardens Admission to the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate Poinsettia displays, carillon concerts, winter walking tours, and more! $20 adults / $9 children (5-12) / $7 members […]

Dr. Jonathan Reed Piano Concert

Young Artist’s Workshop

9 – 11:30 am (Ages 6-9) 1 – 4 pm (Ages 10-17) Young artists will create original art in a variety of media. Graphite, charcoal, collage-making, card-printing, and watercolor will be explored. Sketching of trees and flowers as weather permits. $25 per person. Supplies included. Reservations required at phone 863-734-1222.

Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss

The percussion and drive of Nic’s footwork combined with Maeve’s melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet.

ArtEscapes Tour

An art tour via luxury motorcoach to the Cornell Museum (Rollins College) in Winter Park to view the special exhibit: “Fashionable Portraits in Europe” followed by an optional lunch at Park Plaza Gardens Restaurant. After lunch, visit Orlando Museum of Art for their annual pre-holiday gala showcase: Festival of Trees – “Tis the Season”, as well as […]

Gallery Reception: Faculty Photography

Florida Citrus Celebration

Bok Tower Gardens partners with the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame to present an inside look into Florida’s citrus industry through a variety of fun, free programs. Special tours, films and activities take place throughout the Nov. 7-8 weekend, and everything is included with regular Gardens admission. Rates are $12 for adults and $3 for […]

Polk State College Jazz Ensemble

An eclectic mix of styles from jazz greats such as Count Basie, Sonny Rollins and Dave Brubeck. Our featured jazz combo, The Jazz Society, will also perform their own arrangements of modern and traditional jazz standards.

Artist Reception

November 5th meet-the-artist reception for “Garden & Groves,” oil paintings by local artist Blair Updike, on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center from October 16, 2015 through January 14, 2016. Meet the artist, Blair Updike, and share her love of blue skies, gardens and groves, twisted trees, and the way light plays across meadows and bays. […]

Downtown Concert Series: “Tru L3gacy

Downtown Lake Wales. Many have compared the sound of Tru L3gacy to best-selling R&B group, “Boyz II Men”.  Tru L3gacy’s fresh generic sound is taking the industry by storm as they travel all over the U.S. creating a huge fan base.

Polk Arts Alliance

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