• Shootout for the Arts, Sept 27, 2019 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. A Lake Wales Arts Council Fundraiser for arts education programs.

    Shootout for the Arts Fundraiser

    The Lake Wales Arts Council is excited to host our inaugural Shootout For The Arts fundraiser on Friday, September 27th at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. The Lake Wales Arts Council has a 49-year history of providing unique fine arts experiences for residents of Polk County. We require the support of our community to […]

  • Classic Albums Live Presents The Beatles: Abbey Road

    September 20th, 8pm, Youkey Theatre, The Lakeland Center The Beatles: Abbey Road Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed […]

  • Over 55 Show Band

    Over 55 Show Band Concert

    This year’s Over 55 Show Band’s season opening concert is at 2pm on Sunday, September 15.

  • 13th Annual Gala: A Marvelous Masquerade

    Ramon Theatre 13th Annual Gala is as Saturday, September 14th at 6pm. Enjoy dinner, music, entertainment, silent auction and a cash bar. This year’s event is “A Marvelous Masquerade” that you don’t want to miss. Dress up for your chance to win: Best Dressed Most Original Door Prizes More Special guest emcee is Sheriff Grady […]

  • Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

    History Time Tots

    A story and activity time designed for ages five and under at 10:00 AM on Saturday, Sept 7 and Tuesday, Sept 10.

  • The Meraki Artist Resource Center

    Open Studio with Live Model (non-instructional)

    Sept 8, 1-4pm: Studio time for serious artists to sharpen their skills with their preferred medium. Nude or semi-nude, male or female model in a pose with lighting for shadow highlights. Bring your own equipment and supplies. Member $20, Nonmember $25

  • Art Party & Salon

    On Sept 3, 5:30-7:30pm, enjoy libations, entertainment, and learning about our newest public art project: a student-designed sculpture for the Sensory Garden at Bonnet Springs Park. Meet the artists, Becky Ault & Mike Cunningham, student designers from All Saints Academy and landscape architects from Sasaki Group.  

  • Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens

    This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century, and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s, and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. Paintings and works on paper help tell the story […]

  • Building an Icon: Building Bok Tower Singing Carillon

    This exhibition at the Lake Wales History Museum by Bok Tower Gardens is on exhibit  thru Aug 24. Learn about the ways that people worked on the Singing Tower from Edward Bok’s initial vision to its design and construction, from the foundation to its crowning herons. Lake Wales History Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 9 […]

  • Art-i-facts Summer (May-Aug) 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 […]

Upcoming Events

Sep 03

Art Party & Salon

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 07
Sep 07

Open Auditions: The Nutcracker

September 7 @ 12:00 pm

News

ACH Grant Application Workshops

ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS March 9, 3pm at BB&T Bank, 114 N. Tennessee Ave in downtown Lakeland March 10, 3pm at the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, 401 Avenue B, NW, in Winter Haven Applications are due April 28 The application process for fiscal year 2016-2017 arts, cultural and heritage event sponsorship is […]

RFP for AMP Academy Summer Enrichment Activities

Polk County School Board has published an RFP for an Accelerating Maximum Potential (AMP) Academy for Title I eligible schools as well as those students that are a part of the Migrant Education Program or identified as an English Language Learner. The AMP Academy is a unique summer program that provides learning activities designed to […]

Convening Culture Conference

Save the Date for Convening Culture 2016: Celebrating Diversity through Florida’s Arts & Culture February 1-2, 2016 The Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale, FL Learn more!

Happy Thanksgiving!

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” — Albert Schweitzer

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494