• REX FLOYD: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

    They’re BACK – This time with the entire DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album from start to finish! Get your tickets and enjoy this live music and lightshow! Doors 7:30pm – Show Starts 8:00pm Warning – There will be use of heavy lighting throughout ! Sample here: https://youtu.be/dTYFazmoa2w Learn more here: https://rexartrefkin.com/

  • Kiss Me, Kate

     Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes hijinks, Tony Award winning musical Kiss Me, Kate combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical […]

  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

        RETURNING TO THE RP FUNDING CENTER Best Selling Christmas Artist of all Time to Perform in Cities Across America In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry. […]

  • Harrison Symphony Orchestra Concert

    Harrison School for the Arts is pleased to host the Fall Harrison Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the main theatre. The first half of the concert features the Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Strings and Wind Symphony. The second half features the Harrison Symphony performing a “Veteran’s Day tribute” with patriotic […]

  • Featuring Alligators in Florida Culture

    Join the Lake Wales Museum November 15, 2018 @ 6 PM for the Florida Humanities Council Speaker Series: Featuring Alligators in Florida Culture by Jeff Klinkenberg. Few states have a relationship with an animal in the way that Florida does with the alligator. Whether it’s a school mascot, being wrestled at a tourist attraction, or sunbathing on […]

  • Wine, Chocolate and Cheese

    Main Street Winter Haven hosts their annual Wine, Chocolate and Cheese event in Downtown Winter Haven on November 15th from 5:30-8:30pm. Downtown businesses will host a wine and cheese OR a wine and chocolate pairing! Attendees will purchase a ticket for $25 and receive a map and a tasting glass to visit all of the participating […]

  • Capturing Cultures Photography Exhibition Awards Reception

    Exhibition runs Oct 18-Dec 6. Awards Reception is Nov 14, 5-7pm

  • Concierto de Aranjuez

    Spanish guitar master Angel Romero joins the Imperial Symphony Orchestra for a concert celebrating Spanish and Cuban composers.

  • Veteran’s Day Concert

    We kick off our 40th anniversary season with a Patriotic Arts Spectacular. Our annual Salute to Veterans concert will be Sunday, November 11, 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 […]

  • Veteran’s Day Carillon Concert

    To mark the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice of 1918 and to commemorate the loss of more than 70 million military personnel, bell towers and carillons across the globe will ring their bells on November 11, 2018. Towers will also perform concerts including the WORLD PREMIERE of A Sacred Suite, music composed for the international […]

Upcoming Events

Sat 17
Sat 17

Kiss Me, Kate

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 17

The Butler Did It

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Press Releases

Beth Mason

On April 11, 2017, the Polk Arts Alliance, along with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, presented the 4th Annual Polk County Artist Hall of Fame 2017 Award to Beth Mason. Known as “Mother Music” for her gracious musical influence on several generations of Lakelanders, Beth Mason is a long-time champion of Polk County’s entire arts community. “If there […]

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FY 2018-19 ACH Applications, Guidelines and Timeline

TDC Arts Culture & Heritage (ACH) Event Sponsorship/Grant guidelines, application, scoring matrix and timeline for FY 2018-19, events that take place between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are available on the Visit Central Florida website—  https://visitcentralflorida.org/about/tourist-development-council The final submission deadline is 4pm, Friday, April 20, 2018. Before submitting an application, all applicants must attend one of the […]

Painting of the Florida Historic Capitol (Courtesy of Dennis Campay, 2005)

Call to Artists for Historic Capitol Exhibition

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum invites resident Florida artists to submit works for an exhibition in the state’s Historic Capitol building. The theme Capitol Reimagined will be the focus of the show. New, emerging and established artists are all welcome to apply! Artists are asked to creatively reimagine a Capitol of the future. Applicants are […]

Florida's State of the Arts License Plate

The Drive is on to Support the Arts in Florida

This year at renewal time, choose a Florida State of the Arts license plate and help fund important programs in Polk County including the visual arts, theatre, music and dance. Already renewed your tag? Simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot for a […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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