Art-i-facts Summer 2017 (May-Aug)

Enjoy the on-screen edition of the May-August (Summer) 2017 edition of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

Students Honored at LEGOLAND®Florida

Build Your Imagination Awards 2017

Build Your Imagination Awards On Friday, March 17, 2017, six students were recognized for their outstanding designs, at the fourth annual LEGOLAND®Florida Resort Build Your Imagination Awards, hosted by Adrian Jones, Divisional Director for Legoland® and Joe Tedder, the Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary Chairman for Kids Tag Art. The event was held […]

Kids Tag Art Hosts Awards of Distinction

Polk County Kids Tag Art awarded 156 new fifth graders with the coveted Award of Distinction. As one of the two top designs representing each participating school. Students were recognized at the Awards Ceremony at Branscomb Auditorium, on the campus of Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, Florida. FSC Education Dean, Dr. Tracey Tedder welcomed the […]

Support School Art: Choose A Kids Tag Art Vanity Tag Today

Support art in schools by purchasing a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for your front car bumper this year.  With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” states Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary chairman for Kids Tag Art, a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for fifth graders. […]

Art-i-facts Magazine Spring (Mar-Apr) 2016

Please enjoy the screen edition of the magazine by clicking on the image below. The Spring 2016 (Mar-Apr) print issue of Art-i-facts Magazine may be found at arts, cultural and historic venues, Chambers of Commerce, Central Florida Visitor’s Center, The Lakeland Center, hotels, public libraries, nonprofit arts organizations, and local colleges and universities.

Art-i-facts Magazine: Fall 2015 (Sept-Oct)

The print edition of the Fall 2015 (September-October) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Polk County History Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake […]

All-County ACT Theatre Festival

Old County Courthouse Architectural Tour

Polk County History Center

Explore the courthouse and learn more about Neo-Classical architecture with our new architectural tour. The Old Polk County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1989. In honor of our 25th anniversary, we will be offering a family version of our new architectural tour as part of Throwback Thursdays […]

2014 Creative Industry Report for Polk County

The creative industries are formidable. Nationally, there are 750,453 businesses in the U.S. involved in the creation or distribution of the arts that employ 3.1 million people. This represents 4.2 percent of all businesses and 2.2  percent of all employees, respectively. View and download key talking points about the creative industries. View and download the 2014 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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