Woodcarving

Weekly gathering of woodcarvers at MacArthur Wellness Center, Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland. Carving instruction is available and all ages are welcome. Visit one of the weekly meetings or phone Jerry Heinicke at 863-603-9536 to learn more.




Night at the Museum

7:00pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017 Explorations V Children’s Museum The Jazz Age. The Mad Decade. The Flapper Era. The Roaring Twenties. There are many names for this time period, but they all describe the same thing- FUN and lots of it- the real “Bee’s Knees.”  No writer describes this age of cultural enlightenment better than […]




MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire Moves Up the List of Top Art Shows The Polk Museum of Art marks a huge accomplishment as MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake enters its 46th year: the show climbed to No. 20 on Sunshine Artist magazine’s list of the top 200 art shows in the country in 2016. A jump from No. 55 on […]




Mayfaire Saturday Night

On May 13, 5-11pm, bring your lawn chairs or blankets to Mayfaire Saturday Night, a free party on the shores of Lake Mirror. New this year, a variety of Food Trucks will be lined up on the shore of Lake Mirror for you culinary enjoyment. Beverage vendors will be available on site as well. This […]




Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

ANNUAL LAKELAND ART GUILD SPRING EXHIBITION May 12 through June 9, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery In support of – and collaboration with – the Lakeland Art Guild, the Florida Southern College Department of Art and Art History has hosted the Annual Spring Exhibition for over thirty […]




Symphonic Jubilations

SYMPHONIC JUBILATIONS Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert presentation at 7:00 p.m.) FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Branscomb Auditorium Heralding the end of the Festival of Fine Arts performance season, the FSC Symphony Orchestra presents a vibrant evening of symphonic music designed to showcase this mighty musical medium and its full range […]




Entrances and Connections

FSC DANCE: ENTRANCES AND CONNECTIONS Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 2:30 p.m. Erin LaSala, artistic director Branscomb Auditorium Just as the medium of movement is the language of dance, every choreographed entrance marks the beginning of a connection between audience members and dancers. Entrances and Connections features new […]




Go Gatsby for a Cause

Night at the Museum 7:00pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017 Explorations V Children’s Museum The Jazz Age. The Mad Decade. The Flapper Era. The Roaring Twenties. There are many names for this time period, but they all describe the same thing- FUN and lots of it- the real “Bee’s Knees.”  No writer describes this age of […]




FSC Marks Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

It has been suggested that there are five American thinkers and inventors who have changed the way we live today: Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright (1867-1959) is generally regarded as one of the greatest architects of the modern era, and his innovations are part and parcel of […]




Cityscapes

CITYSCAPES BAND CONCERT Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor Branscomb Auditorium While architects create meaning through spatial “frozen” relationships of rhythm, proportion, and harmony, composers create meaning through the “fluid” interaction over time of these same elements. Using parallels and contrasts between architecture and music, FSC’s Symphony Band […]




Polk Arts Alliance

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