Platform Art Forum, Dixieland Twilight Market


Michael McArthur Live with the ISO

On September 10, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra will open its 51st season by welcoming Michael McArthur to the Polk Theatre stage for the inaugural Singer Songwriter Session. A native of Lakeland, Michael McArthur is a solo artist with acoustic roots whose soulful music is a perfect complement to the classical sound of the orchestra. A […]

Florida Dance Arts Auditions

The goal of Dance Arts is to provide young dancers with the outlet and opportunity to prepare for a career in dance. Florida Dance Arts guiding premise is to elevate the artistic development of dance students and provide accessible and affordable cultural experiences to all segments of central Florida communities because broadening cultural awareness raises […]

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

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, 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

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.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 (863) 804-0494