• Shootout for the Arts, Sept 27, 2019 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. A Lake Wales Arts Council Fundraiser for arts education programs.

    Shootout for the Arts Fundraiser

    On Friday, Sept. 27, the Lake Wales Arts Council is excited to host our inaugural Shootout For The Arts fundraiser at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. The Lake Wales Arts Council has a 49-year history of providing unique fine arts experiences for residents of Polk County. We require the support of our community to […]

  • Lake Wales Arts Center

    Everglade Dreams Exhibit Reception

    The event reception is Sept 19 from 5:30-7pm in the Michael Crews Gallery at Lake Wales Arts Center.

  • Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

    Out of the Archives Lecture Series

    Tues, Sept 17 from 12:15-1pm at Polk County History Center. Bring your lunch.

  • Art Party & Salon

    At 5pm on September 15, enjoy libations, entertainment, and learning about our newest public art project: a student-designed sculpture for the Sensory Garden at Bonnet Springs Park.

  • Over 55 Show Band

    Over 55 Show Band Concert

    This year’s Over 55 Show Band’s season opening concert is at 2pm on Sunday, September 15.

  • Return to the 19th Century: A Night at the Museum

    On Saturday, September 14, the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College will host a special event titled Return to the 19th Century: A Night at the Museum in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition, Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens. This public event will feature a carnival experience in the […]

  • 13th Annual Gala: A Marvelous Masquerade

    Ramon Theatre 13th Annual Gala is as Saturday, September 14th at 6pm. Enjoy dinner, music, entertainment, silent auction and a cash bar. This year’s event is “A Marvelous Masquerade” that you don’t want to miss. Dress up for your chance to win: Best Dressed Most Original Door Prizes More Special guest emcee is Sheriff Grady […]

  • If the Shoe Fits

    A LWLT Children’s Production. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm, Sept 13-15 & 20-22. Tickets: Children/Teen Shows: Adult $12, 18 & Under $8. Box office hours are Wednesdays 10am-2pm and one hour before showtime on performance days.

  • Art-i-facts Fall 2019 (Sep-Nov) Season Preview

    Pick up a print copy of Art-i-facts at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, or at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, RP Funding Center, Lake Wales Arts Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Public Libraries, Chambers of Commerce and various arts and cultural venues around Polk County. The online edition has four […]

  • I Heart the Arts at Polk State

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Juan Miranda Gallery Exhibit

    This exhibition runs from Sept 9 – Oct 10. Exhibit Reception: 5-7pm on Oct 1. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm.

Upcoming Events

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Curious Kids

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News

John R. DeYoung, Jr. “Mr. Bartow”

John DeYoung is from Pentwater Michigan where he was one of the founding members of the Pentwater Civic Band in 1947 that still performs today. After graduating Pentwater High School in 1945, John served in the US Army of Occupation in Germany. He earned a B.M.E. from Stetson University in 1952 and accepted the position […]

Arts, Culture and Heritage Sponsorship Determination Workshop

The Polk County Arts, Culture and Heritage Grants committee will be meeting this Thursday, July 25, 2020 at 9am to review and announce scores and the grant awards for this coming year. If you have applied for a grant, I encourage you or someone from your organization to attend should there be any questions on […]

Upcoming Creative Capital Award Application

The Creative Capital Award has an open application February 1-28, 2019. Speak with Creative Capital and local artists to learn how artists can apply for funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at an additional $45,000. On January 17 at 6pm is an online information […]

“Nunsense 2: The Second Coming” opens Mar 8-17, 2019 • Twice the Nun, All the Fun!

SHOW INFO & TICKETS: TheatreWorksFL.org  DAVENPORT, FL (Jan 1, 2019) – TheatreWorks Florida opened their 2018-19 season with the internationally acclaimed musical comedy hit, Nunsense, and are now preparing for the return of “The Little Sisters of Hoboken” in the hysterical musical sequel, Nunsense 2: The Second Coming. The production will open March 8-17, 2019 […]

Vet Voices: 2nd Highlights Presentation – Free!

“VET VOICES”: Highlights Presentation #2 • SAT JAN 19, 2019 at 2PM • FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! TheatreWorks Florida and the veterans of “Vet Voices” proudly invite you to a FREE public presentation of inspirational theatrical work created entirely by the vets themselves during their second 10-week session of workshops. Come share stories […]

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