• Exile: 50 years of Cuban-American Art

    The early exiles were largely middle and upper-middle class, so they were not as motivated by improved economic prospects to be found in the United States as were those exiles who came at a later date. Indeed, the later generation of artists who came to Miami in the 1990’s were very much looking for more […]

  • The Nutcracker

    FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker  In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the members of Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s company-in-residence under the direction of Carol Erkes), bring their classic holiday tradition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts.  Come see this timeless holiday masterpiece, performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic […]

  • Handel’s Messiah

    Lakeland Choral Society, Florida Southern Girls Chorus and Polk State College Choirs join the ISO for a stunning performance of Handel’s Messiah to kick off the holiday season.

  • Great Joy!

    Christmas Concert presented by the Sankofa Chorale and the Christ Community Singers. Sun, Dec 9, 4pm at Hurst Chapel A.M.E. Church, Winter Haven Sun, Dec 16, 5pm at Christ Community Christian Center Church, Lakeland This is year’s concert, entitled “Great Joy,” is arranged by Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red. “Great Joy” is a […]

  • Christmas Concert

    Our annual Christmas Concert will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Youkey Theatre in the RP Funding Center. Doors open at 1:15, pre-show at 1:45, and the band concert begins at 2:30. The concert is free and no tickets are needed. The Center has a parking fee. The Christmas Concert will feature music from “The […]

  • Lennon Reimagined

    Local musicians pay tribute to John Lennon in a special winter gathering at LKLD Live. Featuring performances by Gary Love Band, Revel In The View, John Frinzi, Courtney Plummer, Joe Gavin, Keith Meek, Jason Jolin, Kristy Scott, Cameron Smith and more. Row Seat = $10 VIP Table Seat = $20 (advance sale price)  

  • ‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala

    FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night […]

  • Town & Country History Bus Tour

    Take a tour through old Florida history, driving through the heart of downtown Lake Wales and stopping at the historic building of the Lake Wales Arts Center. Learn about the historic district, buildings and lakes of Lake Wales. Enjoy an air-conditioned ride on the new History Bus. Seating is limited. Please make reservations in advance.

  • Chagall: Stories into Dreams

    This extraordinary show of Marc Chagall’s work is the only one of its kind in Florida and the only one in the country that pairs his Fables of La Fontaine etchings (1952) with his Story of Exodus lithographs (1966). Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was born into a poor Jewish family in Russia and began studying painting […]

  • The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

    It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in […]

Upcoming Events

Thu 20

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 29

Tai Chi in the Gardens

December 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Press Releases

May 15: Florida Southern Children’s Chorus Spring Concert

The Florida Southern Children’s Choir for unchanged boys and girls voices, a choral division of the Lakeland Choral Society, will be performing with the Girls’ Choir as part of the Florida Southern Children’s Chorus Spring Concert in Branscomb Auditorium on Friday, May 15th. To learn more about these organizations, go to http:www.lakelandchoralsociety.org or follow the Girls’ Choir at […]

May 9: Mayfaire Saturday Night

Admission: FREE Mayfaire Saturday Night moves the Mayfaire fun to the Lake Mirror Promenade for a free street dance party and fireworks display. Music will be provided by MPiRE. In addition, about 1,200 athletes are expected to participate in the 35thAnnual Mayfaire Classic 5K Road Race & Walk, sponsored by the Lakeland Runners Club. The […]

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

May 9-10: MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the 44th Annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, on the shores of Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. Admission is free. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown […]

Apr 26: Cookie Concert

This free annual performance offers a relaxed, interactive experience for elementary aged children and their families—one where dancing in the aisle is encouraged! Children are invited to participate in an interactive pre-concert demonstration of instruments with ISO musicians and are then treated to a 45 minute concert full of fun moments with the orchestra. 2:00PM […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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