• 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

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Festival of Wreaths

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

News

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 […]

Florida Dance Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala is April 26

Join Florida Dance Theatre and international guest artists for an exciting evening of dance, featuring the professional company of Florida Dance Theatre and guest artists Clifton Brown, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Israel Rodriguez and Katia Garza, Ballet de Monterey, Orlando Ballet; Allison Jay, Ballet Met, Smuin Ballet, original member of FDT; and other […]

Cinco de Mayo/Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, will host a Cinco de Mayo/Hispanic Heritage celebration on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10am to 1pm. The celebration will include scheduled activities such as a Spanish Puppet Show, musical performances, art, dance lessons for museum guests, a piñata game and other children’s […]

Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens April 20

A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20 at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. More than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist clears and the sun rises atop Iron Mountain. Handicapped parking, shuttle […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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