• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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Ramon Theater

Ramon Theater Season Series and Single Tickets on Sale

“Live At The Ramon” Ramon Theater 2014 Music Memories Series SAVE OVER SINGLE TICKET PRICES: Get season tickets and SAVE through January 10, 2014. Music Memories Series Tickets – $18 if purchased prior to date of performance $22 if purchased at the door – by check or cash only Tickets available for purchase now! Jan […]

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Inside Polk: Polk Arts Alliance

Destination: “Heart of the Arts” BY LORRAINE BLOETH VALERINO The cultural heartbeat of the greater Polk County community is strong so it’s almost poetic that the geographical center of Florida is Polk. Pulsing through the county is a rich history of cultural arts – embracing all arts genres. [Read more…from Inside Polk]

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 […]

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