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Polk Museum of Art has temporarily closed. The Polk Museum of Art will be closed to the public until further notice to support the national effort to temper the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

PMA Announces COVID-19-Conscious Closures and Event Cancellations

Lakeland, FL (March 17, 2020) – The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College has announced it will be closed to the public until further notice to support the national effort to temper the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “The health, safety, and well-being of our visitors, our community, and our staff is of utmost importance […]

Polk Arts Alliance Director Appointed to Advocate for the Arts in Washington D.C.

Bartow, Florida – Polk Arts Alliance Executive Director, Meri Mass has been appointed by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) to represent the State of Florida in partnership with the Florida Cultural Alliance President, Jennifer Jones to advocate for support of Arts and Culture in Washington, DC beginning in March 2020. The AFTA coalition for the Arts […]

City of Davenport presents the 10th Annual Florida Highwaymen Weekend Extravaganza

The 10th Annual Original Florida Highwaymen Weekend Extravaganza

On March 6 and 7 the City of Davenport presents the 10th annual Original Florida Highwaymen Weekend Extravaganza. Friday, March 6 is a ticketed dinner with the artists 6:30pm Social Hour, 7:30pm Dinner, 8:30pm Live Auction Seating is limited Please call Katie at 863-419-3300 ext. 138 for tickets Saturday, March 7 is the Art Show 10:00am […]

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The Hope Movement Weekend

March 7 & 8: A weekend dedicated to the power of dance. Saturday, March 7, 9:30am-5:00pm: The Hope Movement Dance Expo – Come out and enjoy a day of free dance classes by Emotions Dance and Florida Dance Theatre, as well as some other guest teachers! Master classes all day on Saturday. A day of […]

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Arts, Culture & Heritage Sponsorship Program FY 2020-2021

For Festivals, Events & Programs Occurring Between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. Please view the application, guidelines and scoring matrix available at the following location on the Visit Central Florida website: https://visitcentralflorida.org/industry-information/arts-culture-and-heritage-sponsorship Important Dates to Remember: Application Workshop: All applicants are required to attend one of the informational workshops. Attendance is mandatory and applications […]

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Swan City Piano Festival Announces Events

Events are postponed until further notice. Highlighted by evening piano recitals at the Polk Museum of Art on March 26th and 27th, the Swan City Piano Festival is a 3-day event in beautiful downtown Lakeland featuring world-class pianists Yvonne Chen and Maxwell Foster, and composers Liliya Ugay and Alexia Riner. Composers Liliya Ugay and Alexia […]

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