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The Drive is on to Support the Arts in Florida

Florida's State of the Arts License Plate

This year at renewal time, choose a Florida State of the Arts license plate and help fund important programs in Polk County including the visual arts, theatre, music and dance. Already renewed your tag? Simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot for a […]

Art-i-facts Magazine Nov-Dec 2013 (Holiday)

Art-i-facts Cover Nov-Dec 2013

The November-December Issue of Art-i-facts Magazine is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof as well as most of the arts and cultural venues around Polk County.  It’s also available right here online via scribd.com.  You can view below, […]

December at a Glance

Learn more or find details about Polk County’s arts and cultural events by using the search functions in our Calendar.  Click “Calendar” on the top navigation bar of the homepage to see the calendar with multiple search options.  View events by month, week, day, list, photo, map.  Or, use the search bar above the calendar […]

Inside Polk: Polk Arts Alliance

Heart of the Arts Logo

Destination: “Heart of the Arts” BY LORRAINE BLOETH VALERINO The cultural heartbeat of the greater Polk County community is strong so it’s almost poetic that the geographical center of Florida is Polk. Pulsing through the county is a rich history of cultural arts – embracing all arts genres. [Read more…from Inside Polk]

Art-i-facts Winter 2014: January-March

Photo by Mike Potthast of Geert de Hollander playing the Bok Tower Carillon

The January-March 2014 (Winter) Issue of Art-i-facts Magazine is on the street.  Pick up a print copy at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof as well as most of the arts and cultural venues around Polk County.  It’s also available NOW, […]

Polk ACH Application for TDC Sponsorship

The application period for sponsorship of events taking place in Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2015) is now open. You can download the application at the following link:  www.visitcentralflorida.org/tdc . The application period closes on Friday, February 28 and ALL applications are due by 4:00 p.m. that day (applications must be in hand and not […]

Learn About the Partnership Movement

When arts and businesses partner, everyone profits. There’s a movement afoot across the country. Businesses are using the arts to inspire employees, stimulate innovation and foster creative collaboration. Learn more!  

PAA Executive Director selected to attend Arts Executive Leadership Forum

Meri Mass

Bartow, Florida – Meri Mass, Executive Director of the Polk Arts Alliance, has been selected to represent Polk County and participate in the intensive 2014 Americans for the Arts Local Arts Advancement Executive Leadership Forum at Sundance Resort and Preserve in Utah September 16 – 20th. A select cohort of 21 arts agency leaders from […]

Arts Action Alert

Please share this Arts Action Alert. Or, ACT NOW: Please help stop cuts to state grants for arts and culture by sending an email to your State Legislators.

Polk Arts Alliance

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