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.




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 […]




Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire photo by Gregory Mills, Polk Museum of Art.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 — Sunday, May 8, 2016 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  FREE Admission! MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by the lake from Polk Museum of Art on Vimeo. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown into one of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held […]




Mayfaire Saturday Night

Saturday, May 7 (5:30pm – 11pm) Cost: FREE to everyone! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a free party on the shores of Lake Mirror, just two blocks north of Lake Morton. This event includes fireworks and the MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire 5K Race. (For more information about the race, contact Lakeland Runners Club.) Food vendors […]




Pops by the Lake: Soundtracks

May 6, 8pm. Southern Homes Pops by the Lake: Soundtracks Enjoy an energetic pops concert on the Friday evening before Mayfaire by-the-Lake. An Imperial Symphony Orchestra outdoor concert is a perfect prelude to downtown Lakeland’s annual art festival.




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.




A Midsummer Night’s Dream

When April 30, 2016 @ 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM Tickets $15 (students) $20 (adults) An original adaptation of Shakespeare’s enchanting story set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn. All performances are held at Branscomb Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.




Monkey Business: Ruben Ubiera at Polk Museum of Art

Ruben Ubiera, Monkey Business, Painted mural, 16' x 24'.

For the first time in its 50 year history, the Polk Museum of Art partnered with an accomplished Florida artist to produce an on-site, large-scale interior mural. Florida artist Ruben Ubiera designed and created a unique mural measuring 16’ x 24’ directly onto one of the Museum’s most prominent walls. The Museum will  remain on view […]




Unmanned: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection

An exhibition of all women artists from the permanent collection of the Polk Museum of Art, “Unmanned” will be on exhibit from April 30 – October 9, 2016.




Polk Arts Alliance

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