• Inside the Masters’ Studios: Richard Haas Dioramas

    Although best known as a master of trompe l’oeil, illusionistic painting, Richard Haas, a Wisconsin-born painter who now resides in New York City, also began creating diorama boxes in the 1960s as a means of exploring in intimate, three-dimensional scale the inner worlds of the great masters of art history.  An unusually personal show, Inside the […]

  • Art-i-facts Summer (May-Aug) 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 […]

  • Reflections

     The year 2019 marks the twentieth FSC spring band concert led by Dr. Jo Jossim! Can you believe it?  In this performance, she will pull some musical pieces from previous spring concerts that allow her to look back on past bands and themes, but – because wind band literature is always evolving and changing – […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • “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 […]

News

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 Museum of Art

“Creative Youth” Exhibition

Polk Museum of Art proudly hosts the annual “Creative Youth” exhibition, which features works by high school students in the 15th Congressional District. The exhibition will be on view from April 12 through May 18 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery at the Museum. The exhibition is organized by the Polk Museum of Art […]

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