Poetry Reading: The Keyboard Letters

Diane Glancy shares with the audience selections from her newest, prize-winning work. QWERTYUIOPASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM The Keyboard Letters speaks to the notion of poetry as a map as well as the infinite variety of combinations of the alphabet that enable our different searches for meaning.   Award winning Cherokee writer Diane Glancy has published an impressive 45 works […]

Native American Literature and Culture: A Discussion with Diane Glancy and Dr. Rachel Luckenbill

Join in the conversation as guest author Diane Glancy and Dr. Rachel Luckenbill (Professor of English at Southeastern) dialogue about their research of nineteenth and twentieth century Apache prisoners of war from historic Forts Sill and Marion. Award winning Cherokee writer Diane Glancy has published an impressive 45 works including novels and collections of short […]

Jazz Ensemble Concert

SEU Jazz Band

An evening of exciting big band music featuring the classic sounds of the giants of jazz history.

String Orchestra Concert

SEU string scholars tune up to present an exquisite array of melodic works.

Wind Ensemble Concert

An expressive repertoire of time-honored and modern wind literature shared with you from the stage.

Choral Concert: Celebrating God’s Creation

Our magnificent singers convene for an awe-inspiring performance of lyrical fashion.

Art Crawl 2017

50 ARTISTS, 16 ART ORGANIZATIONS, LIVE MUSIC & MORE! Join us for this FREE one-day art festival featuring 50 local artists from over 20 different cities in Central Florida selling artwork and competing for prizes alongside live music, live art demonstrations and featured local organizations and sponsors that proactively support the arts. This 5th annual […]

Santa’s Workshop & Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

Call 863-687-3869 for information.

Ryan White, author – Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett scuffed around New Orleans, washed out of the Nashville scene, and found refuge among the artists, shrimpers, and genuine characters at the end of the road in Key West. Music critic Ryan White describes how Buffett found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation: […]

Harrison School for the Arts Senior Exhibition

Harrison School for the Arts announces the Senior Visual Arts Exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art with an opening reception on Friday, February 9 from 6-8pm. The exhibition features the most outstanding artwork from each of the 18 Visual Arts graduating seniors. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these exceptionally talented students. The […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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