Annual Frostproof Orange Blossom Festival

Frostproof Art League members demonstrate their art techniques in the Gallery and on the streets.

Intermediate Watercolors with Cathy Futral

Review wash, wet-in-wet, and dry brush watercolor techniques, color mixing and layering. Students will make landscape and floral studies and have a chance to paint en plein air in the garden. Breakfast, lunch and some supplies provided. $75 per person. Reservations required.

Bok Tower Souvenir Showcase

Bok Tower Carillon

Bring your kitschy, quirky, historic and curious souvenirs to show off and see others from local collections and more.

La Florida: 500 Years In the Place of Flowers

Exhibit of photography by John Moran in the Visitor Center at Bok Tower Gardens.

Harmonious Fare “Jazz in the City”

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As the sun sets atop Iron Mountain, the relaxing tones of the carillon transport you to a jazzy nightclub in the heart of the big city. Enjoy delicious food and drinks from vendors paired with the evening’s musical theme, for an additional fee. $5 per person. Free for members.

22nd International Carillon Festival

Geert de Hollander

Features “New Music on Old Bells” Live performances daily throughout the festival at 1pm and 3pm. Bok Tower Gardens welcomes four emerging guest carillonneurs who will debut world premiere performances on the Singing Tower carillon during the 22nd International Carillon Festival (ICF) March 8-16, 2014. These world-renowned artists are pioneering new sounds on the carillon, […]

Hidden Garden Melodies

Enjoy impromptu music on the Blue Palmetto Café Terrace.

Lunch & Learn Guided Tour & Concert

Bok Tower Door

Bring a picnic lunch and attend a guided tour of the Singing Tower exterior highlighting its history, artistry, architecture and construction, followed by a carillon concert and historical artifacts display. Included with admission. March 10 through 14 – Lunch & Learn Guided Tour & Concert noon–1:30 p.m. During the 22nd Annual Carillon Festival.

Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates 85th Anniversary February 1

Bok Tower Door

Bok Tower Gardens commemorates its 85th anniversary with free admission and a special Dedication Day ceremony on Saturday, February 1 with former U.S. Senator Bob Graham. “Your Story Is Our Story” is the theme of the day’s event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The National Historic Landmark was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge on February 1, […]

Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival

2013 Lake Wales Arts Festival

Art displays, artist demonstrations, live music, children’s art tent, and food vendors along the shores of Lake Wailes.  Free admission.

Polk Arts Alliance

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