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    Bok After Dark: The ’60s

    Open 5-8pm, Oct 25 at Bok Tower Gardens (date change from Oct 4). Geert d’Hollander performs music from the 1960s on the Singing Carillon. Perfect time to have dinner at the Blue Palmetto Cafe or to bring a picnic basket to enjoy before or during the concert. Included w/admission.

  • Benise: Fuego! The Spirit of Spain

    Oct 10 @ 7:30pm at RP Funding Center the Emmy award-winning “Prince of Spanish Guitar” takes the audience on an adventure through Spanish Flamenco-Cuban- Salsa- Brazilian Samba- Parisian Waltz-exotic drumming- and more!

  • After School Art

    Mondays, Sept 30 – Nov 4, 4:30 to 5:30pm (Doors open at 4:20pm) Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate Fee: Free for Members, $5 Non-Members per child per visit This is a program designed for the parent and child to learn and work together. Lessons vary in medium and are designed to be adapted for use at […]

  • Town & Country History Bus Tour

    Take a historical tour of Lake Wales on Oct 5 at 10am. Learn about several of the historic buildings.

  • The Meraki Artist Resource Center

    Workshop: The Wild Side of Color

    One day workshop with instructor Ron Malone. 9am-1pm, Oct 5

  • Five by Ten: Tales of Tennessee Williams

    Oct 3-6. Thur-Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:30pm. A series of short one-acts and stories from one of America’s greatest playwrights.  Including The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Hello From Bertha, This Property is Condemned, Talk To Me Like The Rain all by Tennessee Williams and You Lied To Me About Centralia by John Guare (based on a short story by Williams).

  •  “Pierre Henri Matisse: Sparks of Creativity” opening reception

    September 27 through November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in the 1960s, and, before his passing in July at 91 years […]

  • “Biloxi Blues”

    By Neil Simon; Directed by Mary T. Albright September 26-29; October 3-6, 2019     7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Location: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Adults: $18; Students: $9 – reserved seating American playwright, screenwriter, and author Neil Simon’s Tony Award winning comedy “Biloxi Blues” is the second part of his semi-autobiographical trilogy of plays […]

  • Art-i-facts Fall 2019 (Sep-Nov) Season Preview

    Pick up a print copy of Art-i-facts at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, or at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, RP Funding Center, Lake Wales Arts Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Public Libraries, Chambers of Commerce and various arts and cultural venues around Polk County. The online edition has four […]

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Mon 14

Make & Create

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 14


Polk Arts Alliance

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