• Spiritus Piano Trio

    The members of Southeastern’s faculty trio showcase from the platform their harmoniously impressive talents. General $5 Student $3


    Monday, February 24, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Series: Mark Thomsen, tenor; James Caraher, piano Location: Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall (B202) at Robert Davis Performing Arts Center Free  Just think: The “wedding” of words with music – and music with words – evokes feelings that at times are difficult to describe, yet absolutely […]

  • Bartow Adult Concert Band

    Bartow Adult Concert Band Concert

    Free concert on the John R. DeYoung Stage at the Bartow Civic Center – 2:30pm, Feb 23.

  • Grimm's Fairy Tales

    Grimm’s Fairy Tales

    Feb 22 at 7:30pm & Feb 23 at 2:30pm in Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College. Join Florida Dance Theatre & Harrison School for The Arts in their first collaborative performance, Grimm Fairy Tales. You sure don’t want to miss the string of twisted tales and contemporary dance. Favorite fairy tales interwoven with magical contemporary […]

  • Bese Saka Festival images

    Bese Saka Festival Concert

    In recognition of Black History Month, Dr. J. Owens Academy of Fine Arts, and the host Sankofa Chorale welcomes Chattanooga Choral Society under the direction of Michael J. Mitchell and guests to present “A Celebratory Salute to the African American Spiritual” on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Polk State College Fine […]

  • Sinfonia: Connecting the Arts & Community

    Join the College of Arts & Media for a celebration of American heritage through music. Now in its third year, this iteration of Sinfonia: Connecting the Arts & Community will serve to entertain and educate audience members on the beautiful and diverse artistic styles of expression that work together to paint the portrait of American […]

  • Tinia Clark Gallery Reception

    Tinia Clark Gallery Reception

    See artwork by Tinia Clark. Reception Feb 21, 5-8pm in the Gray Gallery.

  • Across a Barrier of Fear: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt

    A one-woman performance starring Jane VanBoskirk presented by the American Association of University Women of Lake Wales at The Vanguard School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 each. Please contact AAUW Lake Wales at 863-678-1349 for ticket information.

  • Harrison Creative Writing Event - The Living Room

    The Living Room

    On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the black box theatre, Harrison School for the Arts Creative Writing Department presents “The Living Room,” their second reading of the year. T-shirts and magazines available for purchase, and refreshments follow the reading. Tickets At the door: $14 adults, $11 students/seniors. In advance: $12 adults, $9 […]

  • George Washington: The Character of a Founding Father

    Florida Lecture Series FEBRUARY 20, 2020 – 7:00PM GENE ALLEN SMITH, Professor of History, Texas Christian University Location: Hollis Room George Washington, while not a Floridian, was certainly instrumental  in  our nation’s founding. Many myths surround the life of the nation’s first President, whose birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday of […]


Candidate Responses on Arts Questions

Please take a moment to review the candidates’ responses to questions on the arts, so you may factor them into your decision making at the polls. The primary election is on August 28. View/Download/Print (pdf) – School Board Candidates Questionnaire View/Download/Print (pdf) – County Commissioners Candidates Questionnaire

5th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

Complimentary Admission is included with RSVP to director@polkarts.org. RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-business-symposium-tickets-46774093573 Or, RSVP on eventbrite via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/199729843982558 The Polk Arts Alliance presents its 5th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symphonic, Educating an Innovative Workforce, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm at Harrison School for the Arts, 750 Hollingsworth Rd in Lakeland. This year’s symposium, “Connecting the Dots: Infusing […]

THEATREWORKS FLORIDA’S 2018-19 SEASON • Professional, Award-Winning Musical Theatre in Davenport, FL!

SELLING OUT – DON’T WAIT ! BUY YOUR SEASON 2018-19 SUBSCRIPTION TODAY! TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce Season 2018-19 at TheatreWorks Florida Theatre in downtown Davenport! We are bringing our award-winning professional musical productions to the community of Davenport, FL and are so excited to share the magic of theatre with Polk […]

Classic Albums Live 2018 Summer Series

Lakeland, FL – Classic Albums Live returns to the RP Funding Center with five iconic album performances for the 2018 Summer series. The Series Pass goes on sale on March 1 at 9:30 a.m. The RP Funding Center’s Summer Series will feature Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” on May 20 at 7 p.m., Queen “A Night at […]

TheatreWorks Florida Recruits Disabled Military War Veterans for “Vet Voices”

DAVENPORT, FL – TheatreWorks Florida’s highly acclaimed community outreach program, TheatreCares, is proud to announce the launch of their all-new inspiring program, Vet Voices. Vet Voices is a free theatre arts program for disabled military war veterans that enlists creative arts therapy through active participation in workshops and events. Vet Voices has been 1 and […]

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