Point of View Gallery Tour with Ken Rollins

Polk Museum of Art

Mr. Rollins will discuss the history of building the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as select works of art accessed during his 12 years as Director of the Museum. Learn more! Limited availability: Please RSVP at PolkMuseumofArt.org/RSVP





Susan MacManus: “Florida 2016!”

On the eve of the 2016 election, well-known political observer, and Distinguished Professor of Administration and Political Science at the University of South Florida, Susan MacManus addresses questions about Florida’s role in what has already proven to be an unconventional and lively political process. Florida Lecture Series. This one is in Branscomb Auditorium, unlike most which are in the […]





Campus Concert Series: Tru L3gacy

Polk State College will host Orlando-based R&B group TRU L3GACY for performances in Lake Wales and Lakeland. Vocalists B. Rhodes, KG, Raphael B, Antquan Smith, Nick Melvin and Mike Sonata have been singing together since 2011. According to trul3gacy.com, their “rare blend of soul, funk, and R&B” has landed them performances for Walt Disney World, the […]





Lakeland Art Guild Meeting

Lakeland Art Guild

First Tuesday of each month. Learn more at www.lakelandartguild.com.





Unforeseen Light: A Study in Reflection

Polk Museum of Art

Showcases David Woods’ experimentation with high-dynamic-range photography.





The Essence of Europe

THE ESSENCE OF EUROPE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 2016 STUDY ABROAD TRIP September 2 through September 16, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery Gallery Hours are weekdays from 9am-4pm when school is in session. During the month of May, Florida Southern students and faculty embarked on a study-abroad trip to […]





Poetry Open Mic Night

Local poets share their original work.





VSA Exhibition

This exhibition highlights work from Very Special Arts (VSA) of Polk County. This program is for gifted students and students with emotional, physical or cognitive challenges who are enrolled in Polk County Schools. The artworks selected for the exhibition represent a wide variety of media and techniques. Learn more!





Music & Movement

Get moving to the music! Little ones enjoy playing instruments and moving to the beat. Thursdays at 10:30am Included with daily admission or membership.





Grease

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey   July 15 – 24, 2016 Friday, Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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