An Homage to Architecture

AN HOMAGE TO ARCHITECTURE: September 23 through November 4, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, September 23 – 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm when school is in session. Melvin Art Gallery Through the master strokes of Richard Haas, architecture and painting merge as one. Lauded as one of the great modern illusionistic artists and muralists of […]





A Journey Through Song

A JOURNEY THROUGH SONG Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Beth Gibbs, mezzo soprano; Mark Thomsen, tenor Paula Parsché, piano Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall Join these faculty favorites as they take us on a journey through songs, arias, and duets that have held special memories for them in their lives and careers. Drawing […]





Nutcracker Auditions

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

For Florida Dance Theatre’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Ages 6-8 (12-1pm) Ages 9-11 (1:15-2:15pm) Ages 12 & up (2:30-3:30pm) Bring pointe shoes if applicable.





Classic Albums Live presents The Who “Who’s Next”







Dining for Women

Upcoming Lakeland Dining for Women dates are on Wednesdays, Sept 14, Oct 19 and Nov 9 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Platform Art Forum for Creativity. “Dining for Women” Description from the Lakeland Dining for Women facebook group. Please join us in starting a local chapter of Dining for Women, a national organization with no political […]





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 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 […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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