• Spiritus Piano Trio

    The members of Southeastern’s faculty trio showcase from the platform their harmoniously impressive talents. General $5 Student $3


    Monday, February 24, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Series: Mark Thomsen, tenor; James Caraher, piano Location: Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall (B202) at Robert Davis Performing Arts Center Free  Just think: The “wedding” of words with music – and music with words – evokes feelings that at times are difficult to describe, yet absolutely […]

  • Bartow Adult Concert Band

    Bartow Adult Concert Band Concert

    Free concert on the John R. DeYoung Stage at the Bartow Civic Center – 2:30pm, Feb 23.

  • Grimm's Fairy Tales

    Grimm’s Fairy Tales

    Feb 22 at 7:30pm & Feb 23 at 2:30pm in Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College. Join Florida Dance Theatre & Harrison School for The Arts in their first collaborative performance, Grimm Fairy Tales. You sure don’t want to miss the string of twisted tales and contemporary dance. Favorite fairy tales interwoven with magical contemporary […]

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    Bese Saka Festival Concert

    In recognition of Black History Month, Dr. J. Owens Academy of Fine Arts, and the host Sankofa Chorale welcomes Chattanooga Choral Society under the direction of Michael J. Mitchell and guests to present “A Celebratory Salute to the African American Spiritual” on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Polk State College Fine […]

  • Sinfonia: Connecting the Arts & Community

    Join the College of Arts & Media for a celebration of American heritage through music. Now in its third year, this iteration of Sinfonia: Connecting the Arts & Community will serve to entertain and educate audience members on the beautiful and diverse artistic styles of expression that work together to paint the portrait of American […]

  • Tinia Clark Gallery Reception

    Tinia Clark Gallery Reception

    See artwork by Tinia Clark. Reception Feb 21, 5-8pm in the Gray Gallery.

  • Across a Barrier of Fear: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt

    A one-woman performance starring Jane VanBoskirk presented by the American Association of University Women of Lake Wales at The Vanguard School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 each. Please contact AAUW Lake Wales at 863-678-1349 for ticket information.

  • Harrison Creative Writing Event - The Living Room

    The Living Room

    On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the black box theatre, Harrison School for the Arts Creative Writing Department presents “The Living Room,” their second reading of the year. T-shirts and magazines available for purchase, and refreshments follow the reading. Tickets At the door: $14 adults, $11 students/seniors. In advance: $12 adults, $9 […]

  • George Washington: The Character of a Founding Father

    Florida Lecture Series FEBRUARY 20, 2020 – 7:00PM GENE ALLEN SMITH, Professor of History, Texas Christian University Location: Hollis Room George Washington, while not a Floridian, was certainly instrumental  in  our nation’s founding. Many myths surround the life of the nation’s first President, whose birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday of […]


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Arts Culture & Heritage Grant Workshop Video

The February 10 workshop recorded and uploaded to YouTube. View the grant guidelines here. Download the 2015-16 grant application here. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing office, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823. A DATED POSTMARK DOES NOT […]

Working closely with the arts is just good business

Have we lost our appreciation for art? Check out this Op-Ed by Cressman Bronson, regional president of the Florida East region for PNC Bank, that was in the Sun Sentinel – Working closely with the arts is just good business

Front cover image is a painting by Stephen Koury entitled "Forest Hunter."

Art-i-facts Magazine: Spring 2015 (Mar-May)

The print edition of the Spring 2015 (March-May) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine will be available by February 28 at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake Wales; […]

Arts in Transit

Call to Artists for Arts in Transit

Greetings! Call to all artists! We are looking for artists and performers to participate in this year’s 4th annual Art In Transit week sponsored by Polk County’s Citrus Connection! Live art and creative performances are scheduled to occur during normal bus hours (between 8AM-6PM) the week of April 13th-18th.  This home grown community initiative encourages residents to utilize […]

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Arts, Culture & Heritage Application for TDC Sponsorship

Applications Due April 30 The application process for fiscal year 2015-2016 arts, cultural and heritage event sponsorship is now open (covering events taking place October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016). The sponsorship application period closes on Thursday, April 30, 2015, and all completed applications must be received at the PCTSM office by 4:00 p.m. that […]

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