• Matilda: The Musical

    Feb 21-Mar 8. Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Central Florida premiere of the Tony® Award-winning musical inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl about the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Winner of 47 international awards.

  • On Golden Pond

    A play by Ernest Thompson, directed by Sally O’Quinn. The story focuses on an aging couple who spend each summer at their cabin on Golden Pond. They are visited by their divorced daughter, her fiancee, and her teenaged son. The daughter and her fiancee leave the boy for the summer with the older couple, who […]

  • Fly Into the Gardens: United Kingdom

    Fly Into the Gardens: United Kingdom

    On March 7 from Noon – 2:30pm, enjoy live music on the Blue Palmetto Cafe Terrace with Rich Mistretta. Included with general admission or membership. Complement your experience with Chef Fulwood’s Chicken Tikka Masala over jasmine rice with naan bread at $20 per person, plus tax. Members receive a 10% discount.

  • US Navy Band and Sea Chanters

    US Navy Band & Sea Chanters

    Look for The Ledger Ad in the newspaper on February 2nd, please fill out the ticket request form. Ticket requests must be filled out and postmarked by February 14th. The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the United States Navy’s official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea […]

  • Iron Jawed Angels (FMHS)

    The City of Fort Meade presents the 2004 HBO docudrama starring Hilary Swank as Alice Paul, a key U.S. Suffragist, follows women’s suffrage leaders as the fought for the right to vote by any means necessary.

  • Kinky Boots, The Musical

    Thursdays through Sundays,  Feb 20 – Mar 22. Written by Harvey Fierstein. Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Tony award-winner for Best Musical in 2013. The musical is based on the 2005 British film Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and mostly inspired by true events, the musical tells the story of […]

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    Lake Wales Arts Festival

    The 49th Annual Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival has a 48-year-old tradition of celebrating and exhibiting quality works of art by fine artists and artisans with up to 100 participants competing for more than $22,000! Presented by the Lake Wales Arts Council, the diversity of the critically acclaimed two-day Festival attracts thousands […]

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    Art-B-Que

    Dust off your dress-wranglers, put on your cowboy boots, and saddle up for a great evening with the Lake Wales Arts Council. Get ready for a night of mouthwatering BBQ and down-home country music on February 28th, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM at the Shores of Lake Wailes! Join the Lake Wales Arts Council […]

  • Celtic Women Celebration 15th Anniversary Tour

    Celtic Women Celebration 15th Anniversary Tour

    Feel the embrace of breath-taking music that transports you from your theatre seat straight to Ireland. Celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making this year, Celebration brings together our very favorite songs from the journey so far – songs that have created an incredible bond with audiences all over the world. Go to the RP Funding […]

  • RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET: SERGEI PROKOFIEV’S “Cinderella”

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $18; Students: $9  The Russian National Ballet returns to Florida Southern College to present its marvelous setting of the children’s fairy tale, Cinderella, composed by Russian giant Sergei Prokofiev between 1940 and 1945. This is a full-length ballet in three acts, replete with beautiful […]

Upcoming Events

Tue 25

Curious Kids

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tue 25

Tech Time

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Torch TV

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

News

Elder Djangirov

Live @ Harrison: Piano Virtuoso Eldar Djangirov

This year marks the launch of Live at Harrison – a series of concerts and performances featuring nationally-known artists and performers. “Not only are we hoping to bring quality artists to our area,” said Harrison principal, Dr. Daryl Ward, “but these artists will also work with our students in some capacity.” The Live at Harrison […]

Transforming Your Business With Creativity

The Polk Arts Alliance 2nd Annual Creative Industry – SM(ART) Business Symposium, in partnership with the Southeastern University College of Arts & Media, begins at 9:00 a.m. in Bush Chapel on the Southeastern University campus. The event is free to the business community with a business card and RSVP. Registration and continental breakfast begin at […]

Pop-Up Art Tour Launches August 21st

Main Street Bartow, Inc. is putting a new spin on economic development with an innovative approach to creating attention to some of their unoccupied buildings and spaces in their Main Street District. They will be joining the current trending craze of Pop-Up Art Galleries with a slight twist. Instead of staging the art in one […]

Descending Night by Jack Howard-Potter

15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition (FLOSC)

March 2015 – February 2016 Every year, Polk Museum of Art works with local cities to install new sculptures in downtown parks. This year, the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are participating in the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Sculptures are selected by a committee of community members and Museum staff for the Florida […]

Call to Artists or Wanna Be Artists

Call to Artists or Wannabe Artists Submissions through 6/30/15 Let technology help you become an instant artist with your phone editing apps. Just use what is loaded on your phone or download free apps from Apple or Droid platforms and the fun begins. We are looking for your AppArt created via photos that YOU have taken then edited on […]

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