Roll Out the Red Carpet for Harrison

March 12 @ 7pm. Harrison School for the Arts annual fundraising gala.





Lake Wales Arts Festival

2013 Lake Wales Arts Festival

Feb 27 & 28, from 10 am – 5 pm. The Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival has a 45-year-old tradition of celebrating and exhibiting quality works of art by fine artists and artisans with up to 100 artists competing for more than $30,000 in awards! Presented by the Lake Wales Arts Council, the […]





History of Bebop with the Shawn Edmonds Quintet

The Shawn Edmonds Quintet returns to Polk State College for two free concerts. The Shawn Edmonds Quintet previously performed at Polk State in February 2015. This week, the ensemble returns as part of the College’s Voices of the People concert series and Black History Month celebration. The ensemble’s namesake, Shawn Edmonds, is a trumpeter who […]





Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show

Enjoy a truly authentic, entertaining theatrical production that captures the relationship, respect, love and timeless laughter shared among funny man Joey Bishop, the “King of Cool” Dean Martin, the “Candy Man” Sammy Davis, Jr. and, of course, the “Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra. The TELEGRAM & GAZETTE writes, “There are several Rat Pack shows […]





Sleeping Beauty

On February 23, the Moscow Festival Ballet returns to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium in its acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, the magical tale of a beautiful princess who waits in slumber to be awakened by the kiss of her true love, the prince. Danced to Petipa’s masterful choreography, this production will transport you […]





The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman Directed by Mary T. Albright February 18-21; 25-28, 2016 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, has charmed audiences across the […]





Treasures for the Violin

Back by popular request for the third year in a row, Orlando Philharmonic concertmaster and FSC violin professor Rimma Bergeron-Langlois brings her incomparable artistry to the Faculty Artist Series.  Having treated her audiences to transcendent musical interpretations and demonstrated extraordinary feats of virtuosity in past performances of great classics for violin by composers like Brahms, […]





A Doll’s House

February 4-7 & 11-14 Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre. First staged in 1879, A Doll’s House is one of the most famous plays by Henrik Ibsen. The story of Nora, the delicate and over-protected wife of Torvald Helmer, who bravely walks away from her confined marriage in a quest for freedom and self-enlightenment, […]





The Pillowman

February 3 & 4 LCT’s Alternative Stage Read Series: The Edge. With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical […]





Brass Synergy

FREE Concert on Feb. 2 at 7:30pm. As varied in appearance as in sound, the instruments of the brass family contribute regularly to the pageantry of life’s most important occasions.  Whether played singly or in various combinations, they produce a wide range of sounds from noble to profound, creating colors and moods that are uniquely […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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