• Florida’s Female Pioneers with Peggy MacDonald

    Historian and author, Peggy MacDonald will present Florida’s Female Pioneers, examining some of the women who have shaped Florida, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin and also Palmetto Leaves; and May Mann Jennings, a suffragist […]

  • International School Day of Peace and Non-Violence

    Join families from around the world in taking a peace pledge. General admission $9, and members are free.

  • Voice Faculty Recital

    Exquisite arias presented by the professorial voices behind Southeastern’s vocal performance program. General: $5 Students: $3

  • Over 55 Show Band

    Over 55 Show Band: New Beginnings

    Concert at 2pm on Sunday, January 26.

  • Dark Sky Party

    Dark Sky Party

    Jan 25, 4-9:30pm. Learn about the night sky with astronomers, meet animals who survive in the dark, and enjoy a special astronomy inspired carillon concert. Included with general admission, free for members. See schedule of events on Bok Tower Gardens website.

  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

    Fridays through Sundays,  Jan 9-26. Musical Comedy with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. This witty musical review and second-longest running Off Broadway musical. Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Waitress

    One night only! Jenna is a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. She crafts pies that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can […]

  • Single Wide: The Musical

    Performances are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm. Tickets: Adult $18, 18 & Under $12. Season & Flex Passes are also available. Box office hours are Wednesdays 10am-2pm and one hour before showtime on performance days.

  • The Amorous Ambassador

    A play by Michael Parker, directed by Renee Palmer. The American Ambassador to Great Britain and his wife both plan to be gone all weekend, as does their daughter Debbie.  But when they all secretly return for romantic engagements, it all hits the fan.  Then there’s the surprising twist and turn at the end.

  • John Jacopelle, "Closeted Destruction"

    John Jacopelle Gallery Exhibit

    This exhibit runs from January 3-30, 2019 in the Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery. Exhibit Reception: 5-7pm, January 7 Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Upcoming Events

Tue 21

Tech Time

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 21

Singing Bowls

January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 22

Members’ Open Studio

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

News

Art-i-facts Cover Nov-Dec 2013

Art-i-facts Magazine Nov-Dec 2013 (Holiday)

The November-December Issue of Art-i-facts Magazine is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof as well as most of the arts and cultural venues around Polk County.  It’s also available right here online via scribd.com.  You can view below, […]

Gary Gessford with one of his artworks

Nov 4-Dec 5: Gary Gessford Gallery Exhibit

See Gary Gessford Artworks on Exhibit in the Winter Haven Fine Art Gallery at Polk State College. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from10am-2pm. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. Gessford Studio continues to bring creativity to the public through the visual arts, even after 35 years in Polk County. His two main areas of focus […]

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