• The Power of Contrast: Watercolor Workshop

    Workshop with Dana Daydodge on Mon, Dec 9 from 10am-Noon. $20 members, $25 nonmembers

  • Christmas Concert

    On December 7 @ 7:30pm in Bush Chapel, enjoy yuletide sounds brought to you by an accomplished assemblage of Southeastern University students and faculty.

  • SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS: THE CHRISTMAS GALA

    Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. FSC Music Department and Guests Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $8; Students: $4  How may we better express our hopes and dreams for the holidays – but by celebrating the music and words that pull it all together in Spirit of the Holidays: The Christmas Gala!  […]

  • Festival of Wreaths

    The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at www.polkhistorycenter.org.

  • Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical

    Dec 6-15. Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Music written by Meredith Willson (The Music Man) based on the movie of the same name.

  • Coming Back Like A Song

    Fridays through Sundays,  Dec 5-22. A play about Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen. Written by Emmy Award-winner Lee Kalcheim (All in the Family). Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Andrew Peterson: Behold the Lamb of God Tour

    December 4, 7:00 p.m. @ the RP Funding Center, join storied Nashville singer-songwriter and author Andrew Peterson whose Behold the Lamb of God Tour celebrates its 20th Anniversary this Christmas season. This year’s edition of the annual Christmas tradition will feature guest artist Jess Ray, along with an all-star cast of Nashville songwriters and session musicians. […]

  • Sebastian Maniscalco “You Bother Me” Tour

    Fresh off a wildly successful, two-year plus run on his Stay Hungry Tour, Billboard’s inaugural Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco is back with the You Bother Me tour, which is set to visit the RP Funding Center’s Youkey Theatre on November 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm. With a string of record-breaking sold-out comedy appearances, […]

  • 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 […]

  • KidsGiving

    November 22-30, 9am-5pm. Join Explorations V family and friends to practice the art of giving back. From feeding ducks safe food to picking up trash around downtown. Activity times vary daily. Check website for details. Most events are free.

Upcoming Events

Sat 07

Festival of Wreaths

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

News

Ledger Editorial – Creative Industries: Arts Improve Polk

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:13 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:13 a.m. View the editorial on The Ledger website here.

Artists: Apply Now for the Creative Capital Foundation Professional Development Workshop

June 6-8, 2014 at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa The Division of Cultural Affairs and Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. invite Florida artists to apply for a workshop opportunity in June 2014. This opportunity will be presented at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa by leaders from the Creative Capital Foundation through the Foundation’s Professional Development […]

Central Park Stroll Posponed to June 12

The Central Park Stroll and Main Street Winter Haven Art Walk that had been scheduled for May 1 was postponed to June 12. Strong storms were possible Thursday afternoon, and organizers said that posed possible safety issues for artists and guests. The time for the stroll on June 12 will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Source: […]

2014 Creative Industry Report for Polk County

The creative industries are formidable. Nationally, there are 750,453 businesses in the U.S. involved in the creation or distribution of the arts that employ 3.1 million people. This represents 4.2 percent of all businesses and 2.2  percent of all employees, respectively. View and download key talking points about the creative industries. View and download the 2014 […]

Community Stakeholders Meeting – The Economic Impact of Creative Industries: Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!

Polk Arts Alliance presents Community Stakeholders Meeting on May 7 hosted by Southeastern University. Sponsored by Grasslands, Peterson & Myers, P.A. and Community Southern Bank. Registration begin at 8:15am. The program begins at 9:00am. The Economic Impact of Creative Industries “Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!” Science, Technology, Engineering, (ARTs) and Math How Creativity Can Impact Community and Business Development and […]

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