• Classic Albums Live Presents The Beatles: Abbey Road

    September 20th, 8pm, Youkey Theatre, RP Funding Center The Beatles: Abbey Road Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

    History Time Tots

    A story and activity time designed for ages five and under at 10:00 AM on Saturday, Sept 7 and Tuesday, Sept 10.

  • 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.

  • The Meraki Artist Resource Center

    Open Studio with Live Model (non-instructional)

    Sept 8, 1-4pm: Studio time for serious artists to sharpen their skills with their preferred medium. Nude or semi-nude, male or female model in a pose with lighting for shadow highlights. Bring your own equipment and supplies. Member $20, Nonmember $25

  • Art Party & Salon

    On Sept 3, 5:30-7:30pm, enjoy libations, entertainment, and learning about our newest public art project: a student-designed sculpture for the Sensory Garden at Bonnet Springs Park. Meet the artists, Becky Ault & Mike Cunningham, student designers from All Saints Academy and landscape architects from Sasaki Group.  

  • Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964

    On exhibit Sept 3 – Oct 26, this Smithsonian exhibition explores the little-known Bracero Program, the largest guest worker program in U.S. history. Millions of Mexican men came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts between 1942 and 1964. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm. The Museum is closed on Sundays & […]

  • Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens

    This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century, and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s, and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. Paintings and works on paper help tell the story […]

Upcoming Events

Sep 03

Art Party & Salon

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 07

News

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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