• Exile: 50 years of Cuban-American Art

    The early exiles were largely middle and upper-middle class, so they were not as motivated by improved economic prospects to be found in the United States as were those exiles who came at a later date. Indeed, the later generation of artists who came to Miami in the 1990’s were very much looking for more […]

  • The Nutcracker

    FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker  In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the members of Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s company-in-residence under the direction of Carol Erkes), bring their classic holiday tradition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts.  Come see this timeless holiday masterpiece, performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic […]

  • Handel’s Messiah

    Lakeland Choral Society, Florida Southern Girls Chorus and Polk State College Choirs join the ISO for a stunning performance of Handel’s Messiah to kick off the holiday season.

  • Great Joy!

    Christmas Concert presented by the Sankofa Chorale and the Christ Community Singers. Sun, Dec 9, 4pm at Hurst Chapel A.M.E. Church, Winter Haven Sun, Dec 16, 5pm at Christ Community Christian Center Church, Lakeland This is year’s concert, entitled “Great Joy,” is arranged by Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red. “Great Joy” is a […]

  • Christmas Concert

    Our annual Christmas Concert will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Youkey Theatre in the RP Funding Center. Doors open at 1:15, pre-show at 1:45, and the band concert begins at 2:30. The concert is free and no tickets are needed. The Center has a parking fee. The Christmas Concert will feature music from “The […]

  • Lennon Reimagined

    Local musicians pay tribute to John Lennon in a special winter gathering at LKLD Live. Featuring performances by Gary Love Band, Revel In The View, John Frinzi, Courtney Plummer, Joe Gavin, Keith Meek, Jason Jolin, Kristy Scott, Cameron Smith and more. Row Seat = $10 VIP Table Seat = $20 (advance sale price)  

  • ‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala

    FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night […]

  • Town & Country History Bus Tour

    Take a tour through old Florida history, driving through the heart of downtown Lake Wales and stopping at the historic building of the Lake Wales Arts Center. Learn about the historic district, buildings and lakes of Lake Wales. Enjoy an air-conditioned ride on the new History Bus. Seating is limited. Please make reservations in advance.

  • Chagall: Stories into Dreams

    This extraordinary show of Marc Chagall’s work is the only one of its kind in Florida and the only one in the country that pairs his Fables of La Fontaine etchings (1952) with his Story of Exodus lithographs (1966). Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was born into a poor Jewish family in Russia and began studying painting […]

  • The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

    It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in […]

Upcoming Events

Tue 11

Handel’s Messiah

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 13

Holiday History Happy Hour

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Press Releases

Arts, Culture & Heritage Application Workshop Video

The application period for sponsorship of events taking place in Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (October 1, 2014-September 30, 2015) is now open. You can download the application at the following link:  www.visitcentralflorida.org/tdc . The application period closes on Friday, February 28 and ALL applications are due by 4:00 p.m.that day (applications must be in hand and not postmarked by this […]

One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising – Women’s Rights Gallery Exhibit

Art Exhibition – February 3-20, 2014, Gallery Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm Reception Thursday, February 6, 2014 5:30-7:30pm Polk State College Visual Arts is hosting an art exhibition that Raises awareness about Domestic Violence, supports Women’s rights, and promotes art with a social context. This exhibition will provide the community with an cultural event and students […]

Bok Tower Gardens Oval Lawn, New Entry Perspective

Bok Tower Gardens Announces $12 Million Initiative to Build New Garden Spaces

Children’s Garden ▪ Outdoor Kitchen ▪ Florida Wild Garden ▪ Accessibility • Tower Restoration ▪ New Entry Sequence ▪ Horticultural Improvements ▪ Expanded Café Seating ▪ Pollinator Garden ▪ Exhibit Hall Renovations “Preserve the Legacy, Steward the Future” On the occasion of its 85th anniversary, Bok Tower Gardens is embarking on a $12 million capital […]

Feb 1 & 2: Bok Tower Gardens Celebrates Founder’s Day Weekend

February 1 & 2 – Founder’s Day Weekend 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Join Bok Tower Gardens in celebrating our 85th anniversary with a weekend of up-close and-personal experiences at the Gardens. The Gardens is open free of charge on Saturday, February 1 in honor of this special occasion, with a variety of activities taking […]

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