• I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

    Fridays through Sundays,  Jan 9-26. Musical Comedy with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. This witty musical review and second-longest running Off Broadway musical. Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Waitress

    One night only! Jenna is a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. She crafts pies that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can […]

  • Democratic Dialogues

    The series takes place on the third Tuesday every month from 12 to 1pm. Democratic Dialogues is a monthly speaker series that seeks to highlight subjects from US democracy and to help encourage community discussion and create an engaged voter base in Polk County. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch! Please Contact Abigail […]

  • Bok Tower Carillon

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Carillon Concert

    Carillon concerts on Jan 20 at 1pm & 3pm in celebration of the life of Dr. King. Included with general admission or membership.

  • The Doo Wop Project

    The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. The guys are bringing those songs to the RP Funding Center on January 19th at 6:00 PM. In their […]

  • Bartow Adult Concert Band

    Bartow Adult Concert Band Concert

    Jan 19, 2:30pm on the John R. DeYoung Performing Arts Stage at the Bartow Civic Center.

  • Lakeland Concert Band

    Lawrence Milk Plays Guy Lumbago

    Lakeland Concert Band Winter Concert is January 19 at 2:30pm. Preshow begins at 1:45pm.

  • Single Wide: The Musical

    Performances are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm. Tickets: Adult $18, 18 & Under $12. Season & Flex Passes are also available. Box office hours are Wednesdays 10am-2pm and one hour before showtime on performance days.

  • The Amorous Ambassador

    A play by Michael Parker, directed by Renee Palmer. The American Ambassador to Great Britain and his wife both plan to be gone all weekend, as does their daughter Debbie.  But when they all secretly return for romantic engagements, it all hits the fan.  Then there’s the surprising twist and turn at the end.

  • John Jacopelle, "Closeted Destruction"

    John Jacopelle Gallery Exhibit

    This exhibit runs from January 3-30, 2019 in the Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery. Exhibit Reception: 5-7pm, January 7 Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Upcoming Events

Tue 21

Curious Kids

January 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tue 21

Democratic Dialogues

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tue 21

Tech Time

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

News

South Arts Upcoming Grant & Fellowship Deadlines

Current Opportunities from South Arts Traditional Arts Touring Grants Applications due December 5, 2020 Grants of up to $5,000 for organizations who present traditional artists and folklorists Traditional Arts Touring Grants work to increase the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South by funding projects that bring a traditional artist/ensemble […]

Southern Prize & State Fellowship for Visual Arts Applications Due Dec 3

Grants will support nine visual artists with $80,000 in awards and a touring exhibition Submission Deadline: December 3, 2019 Review the guidelines and apply today South Arts’ Southern Prize and State Fellowships support the best visual arts being created in the South. Through a lens acknowledging the diversity of artists and creators in our region […]

Call for Artists: Rays Artist Print Series 2019

Deadline for applications is November 27th 11:59pm Creative Pinellas and the Tampa Bay Rays are pleased to announce the second year of the Rays Artist Print Series. The series of fun, unique prints brings artists and fans together around a community-oriented, accessible art collectible. We are looking for artists from throughout the region to create […]

Webinar for Performing Arts Touring and Literary Arts Touring Grants

December 11, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m. ET Join Nikki Estes, South Arts’ Director of Presenting and Touring, for an overview of our Performing Arts Touring and Literary Arts Touring grants. These programs, with deadlines in March and May 2020, offer up to $7,500 to organizations in our nine-state region who engage out-of-state Southern performers and […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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