Polk Arts Alliance COVID-19 Update

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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.

Easter Sunrise Service Will Be Held Virtually for the First Time in 94 Years

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Lake Wales, FL – For more than 93 years, Bok Tower Gardens has ushered in Easter morning with a magnificent Sunrise Service. In compliance with State of Florida guidelines, Bok Tower Gardens is offering a virtual Facebook Live service on Sunday, April 12 at 7 A.M. The virtual service will include a message from Rev. […]

Lake Wales History Museum Offers Virtual Museum During Coronavirus Closure

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

Emergency stimulus provisions support arts sector and creative workforce

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  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 […]

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

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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 […]

PMA Announces COVID-19-Conscious Closures and Event Cancellations

Polk Museum of Art has temporarily closed. The Polk Museum of Art will be closed to the public until further notice to support the national effort to temper the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance Director Appointed to Advocate for the Arts in Washington D.C.

Bartow, Florida – Polk Arts Alliance Executive Director, Meri Mass has been appointed by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) to represent the State of Florida in partnership with the Florida Cultural Alliance President, Jennifer Jones to advocate for support of Arts and Culture in Washington, DC beginning in March 2020. The AFTA coalition for the Arts […]

The 10th Annual Original Florida Highwaymen Weekend Extravaganza

City of Davenport presents the 10th Annual Florida Highwaymen Weekend Extravaganza

On March 6 and 7 the City of Davenport presents the 10th annual Original Florida Highwaymen Weekend Extravaganza. Friday, March 6 is a ticketed dinner with the artists 6:30pm Social Hour, 7:30pm Dinner, 8:30pm Live Auction Seating is limited Please call Katie at 863-419-3300 ext. 138 for tickets Saturday, March 7 is the Art Show 10:00am […]

The Hope Movement Weekend

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March 7 & 8: A weekend dedicated to the power of dance. Saturday, March 7, 9:30am-5:00pm: The Hope Movement Dance Expo – Come out and enjoy a day of free dance classes by Emotions Dance and Florida Dance Theatre, as well as some other guest teachers! Master classes all day on Saturday. A day of […]

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