• 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

    On Friday, Sept. 27, the Lake Wales Arts Council is excited to host our inaugural Shootout For The Arts fundraiser 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, RP Funding 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.

  • I Heart the Arts at Polk State

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Juan Miranda Gallery Exhibit

    This exhibition runs from Sept 9 – Oct 10. Exhibit Reception: 5-7pm on Oct 1. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm.

  • 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.  

  • Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964

    On exhibit Sept 3 – Oct 26, this Smithsonian exhibition explores the little-known Bracero Program, the largest guest worker program in U.S. history. Millions of Mexican men came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts between 1942 and 1964. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm. The Museum is closed on Sundays & […]

  • 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 […]

Upcoming Events

Sep 03

Art Party & Salon

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

News

One Day Fred Reads at Children’s Museum

Local children’s author and illustrator Fred Koehler will read “One Day, The End” at Explorations V Children’s Museum on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:30am during the Museum’s regularly scheduled story time program. “One Day, The End”, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Koehler, was published last month. The story takes readers along-side […]

Order 5th Grade Kids Tag Art by Oct 9

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, teachers, principals, friends…..of Polk County 5th graders!!! You have until October 9th to order your favorite 5th grader’s Kids Tag Art design. Go to the official website of Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County, where you can print out an order form and send it in with payment […]

Oct is National Arts & Humanities Month

NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH, 2015 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Over centuries of change — through trial and triumph — the arts and humanities have chronicled history in ways that have brought the past to life and provided a vivid vision […]

Live Streaming: Sm(ART) Business Symposium

View LIVE!!! the Sm(ART) Business Symposium: Transforming Your Business With Creativity.

Polk Arts Alliance

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