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Polk Arts Alliance COVID-19 Update

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many events have been cancelled or postponed. This is a very dynamic situation with a great deal of uncertainty, and some events have been or may be cancelled without advanced notice. For now, we recommend verifying events with the host/organizer before attending.

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Lake Wales History Museum Offers Virtual Museum During Coronavirus Closure

DISCOVER HISTORY ONLINE While the Lake Wales History Museum is closed until further notice, there are two great virtual offerings, and online videos of behind the scenes activities, curious items from the collection, historic locations around Lake Wales, and a virtual tour of our new exhibit, “Infamy: December 7, 1941.” Click here to learn about […]

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Theatre Winter Haven & Ritz Theatre Events are Suspended Through May 9

Patrons, Volunteers, and Partners, I learned this morning that the City of Winter Haven, in conjunction with state officials and local safety and health experts are recommending that events with an audience larger than 250 individuals be suspended effective Monday, March 16, in order to manage the transmission of COVID-19 virus. As a community theatre, […]

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Emergency stimulus provisions support arts sector and creative workforce

  Washington D.C., March 26, 2020. Late last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed (96-0) the third phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response relief package. The $2 trillion emergency stimulus package included important provisions supporting the arts sector and creative workforce. The nation’s arts and culture industry is experiencing devastating economic losses with closed venues and […]

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Polk Museum of Art Announces New Dates for Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Lakeland, FL (March 20, 2020) – The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College has announced Mayfaire by-the-Lake will be rescheduled for spring 2021. “As we continue into this unprecedented period in our collective worlds, we at the Museum have been inspired to see everyone around the globe coming together, committed to making major adjustments […]

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PMA Announces COVID-19-Conscious Closures and Event Cancellations

Lakeland, FL (March 17, 2020) – The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College has announced it will be closed to the public until further notice to support the national effort to temper the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “The health, safety, and well-being of our visitors, our community, and our staff is of utmost importance […]

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