• FSC|DANCE: Then and Now

     The past seems always to be reflected by the future.  In FSC|DANCE: Then and Now, the dance program demonstrates the truth of this statement with a two-act performance that pays homage to the past, as well as to the present. Act I of this fabulous program features the dancers’ talents as they perform an abbreviated […]

  • Celebrate La Francophonie Day at the Polk Museum of Art

    Vive la France! Inspired by its Edgar Degas exhibition, the Polk Museum of Art will celebrate French language and Francophone culture with its La Francophonie Day Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. on March 23. The celebration pays tribute to the 300 million French speakers living on five continents, and offers a variety of themed […]

  • Florida’s Female Pioneers

    Women’s History Month presentation: “Florida’s Female Pioneers” with guest speaker Peggy MacDonald examines some of the women who have shaped the Sunshine State. Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a female doctor during the Civil War, visited Florida during the war and ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida during Reconstruction. Harriet Beecher Stowe is […]

  • EVENING AT THE SYMPHONY

     FSC’s Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kira Omelchenko, shares with us a concert featuring a potpourri of symphonic pieces showcasing an impressive array of techniques, timbres, textures, and themes. In music highlighting impressive technical standards, fiery rhythms, and beautiful – but powerful – melodies, we will hear pieces by Glinka (Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila), Maurice […]

  • History Happy Hour

    See the changing exhibit: The Freedom Riders closes on March 20. Talk to our curator and enjoy live music, history trivia, complimentary food and drinks.  Free to the public.

  • Art-i-facts Spring (Mar-Apr) 2019

    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. Enjoy the online full-screen edition […]

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage Sponsorship Information and Timeline

    To apply for a sponsorship, applicants must attend one of the two sponsorship workshops at the Visit Central Florida Office in the Lake Myrtle Complex, Auburndale. February 22, 2019; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (noon) – Application workshop at VCF Office (Morning Session) March 20, 2019; 5:30-7:30 PM – Application workshop at VCF Office (Evening Session) Please […]

  • Degas: The Private Impressionist

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is one of the most revered artists of all time, a French Impressionist renowned for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings that take the viewer deep into the world of late 19th century Paris. Interested in the psychology and everyday lives of his subjects, Degas is famous for a number of recurring […]

  • “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 […]

Upcoming Events

Thu 21

Florida’s Female Pioneers

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 23

Tai Chi in the Gardens

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

News

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 […]

Picture Polk History Photography Contest

Deadline: All entries must be submitted to the Polk County History Center by May 3, 2014. Share your favorite historic and heritage sites by participating in the Picture Polk History photography contest. Polk County History Center is pleased to announce ‘Picture Polk History’ a photography contest open to amateur photographers only. Cash prizes will be […]

Evil Dead The Musical

EVIL DEAD: The Musical presented April 25 & 26

Evil Dead:The Musical By George Reinblatt, Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris Directed by Alan S. Reynolds April 25 & 26, 2014 Friday, Saturday 7:30pm Presented at The Lake Mirror Theatre, 121 S. Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL, 33801 The cast of Evil Dead: The Musical: Linda Jordyn Jones, Annie/Shelly Brittney Dyel, Cheryl Robin Buda, Ash […]

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