• Shootout for the Arts, Sept 27, 2019 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. A Lake Wales Arts Council Fundraiser for arts education programs.

    Shootout for the Arts Fundraiser

    On Friday, Sept. 27, the Lake Wales Arts Council is excited to host our inaugural Shootout For The Arts fundraiser at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. The Lake Wales Arts Council has a 49-year history of providing unique fine arts experiences for residents of Polk County. We require the support of our community to […]

  • Lake Wales Arts Center

    Everglade Dreams Exhibit Reception

    The event reception is Sept 19 from 5:30-7pm in the Michael Crews Gallery at Lake Wales Arts Center.

  • Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

    Out of the Archives Lecture Series

    Tues, Sept 17 from 12:15-1pm at Polk County History Center. Bring your lunch.

  • Art Party & Salon

    At 5pm on September 15, enjoy libations, entertainment, and learning about our newest public art project: a student-designed sculpture for the Sensory Garden at Bonnet Springs Park.

  • Over 55 Show Band

    Over 55 Show Band Concert

    This year’s Over 55 Show Band’s season opening concert is at 2pm on Sunday, September 15.

  • Return to the 19th Century: A Night at the Museum

    On Saturday, September 14, the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College will host a special event titled Return to the 19th Century: A Night at the Museum in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition, Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens. This public event will feature a carnival experience in the […]

  • 13th Annual Gala: A Marvelous Masquerade

    Ramon Theatre 13th Annual Gala is as Saturday, September 14th at 6pm. Enjoy dinner, music, entertainment, silent auction and a cash bar. This year’s event is “A Marvelous Masquerade” that you don’t want to miss. Dress up for your chance to win: Best Dressed Most Original Door Prizes More Special guest emcee is Sheriff Grady […]

  • If the Shoe Fits

    A LWLT Children’s Production. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm, Sept 13-15 & 20-22. Tickets: Children/Teen Shows: Adult $12, 18 & Under $8. Box office hours are Wednesdays 10am-2pm and one hour before showtime on performance days.

  • 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 16

Book Buddies

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Mon 16

Make & Create

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

News

Journey Stories

December 6-January 4: Journey Stories

Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian, opens at the Polk County History Center on Friday, Dec. 6. The exhibit is on display through Saturday, Jan 4 and is made possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Journey Stories, from the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit program “Museums on Main Street,” explores how our ancestors came to […]

December at a Glance

Learn more or find details about Polk County’s arts and cultural events by using the search functions in our Calendar.  Click “Calendar” on the top navigation bar of the homepage to see the calendar with multiple search options.  View events by month, week, day, list, photo, map.  Or, use the search bar above the calendar […]

Robert T. McCall, “Apollo 8 Coming Home,” oil, 3’ 3 7/8” x 4’, from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on display at Polk Museum of Art.

Paintings of the Space Age and Regenerations2 Exhibitions End December 7

Polk Museum of Art is proud to welcome an exhibition of large-scale paintings depicting space exploration from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition Paintings of the Space Age will be on view through December 7. Although the National Air and Space Museum is known internationally for its impressive collection of objects and […]

Bellamy Brothers - Live at The Ritz Theatre on December 7

The Bellamy Brothers: The Love Still Flows…

Saturday, December 7 – The Bellamy Brothers Live in concert at The Ritz Theatre in Winter Haven. One night only. Showtime at 7 p.m. Enjoy The Bellamy Brothers’ classics and holiday tunes. VIP Seating: $50 per person. General Admission: $35 Learn more or get tickets online here. Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame […]

2014 Impact Polk Grant Orientation

The Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland is pleased to announce the introduction of Impact Polk, a competitive grant program for 501(c)3 organizations located in Polk County. Attendance is mandatory for organizations submitting an application for the first time. When: FRIDAY, December 6, 2013, From 1 pm to 3 pm Where: Polk State College, Lakeland Technology […]

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