• I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

    Fridays through Sundays,  Jan 9-26. Musical Comedy with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. This witty musical review and second-longest running Off Broadway musical. Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Waitress

    One night only! Jenna is a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. She crafts pies that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can […]

  • Democratic Dialogues

    The series takes place on the third Tuesday every month from 12 to 1pm. Democratic Dialogues is a monthly speaker series that seeks to highlight subjects from US democracy and to help encourage community discussion and create an engaged voter base in Polk County. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch! Please Contact Abigail […]

  • Bok Tower Carillon

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Carillon Concert

    Carillon concerts on Jan 20 at 1pm & 3pm in celebration of the life of Dr. King. Included with general admission or membership.

  • The Doo Wop Project

    The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. The guys are bringing those songs to the RP Funding Center on January 19th at 6:00 PM. In their […]

  • Bartow Adult Concert Band

    Bartow Adult Concert Band Concert

    Jan 19, 2:30pm on the John R. DeYoung Performing Arts Stage at the Bartow Civic Center.

  • Lakeland Concert Band

    Lawrence Milk Plays Guy Lumbago

    Lakeland Concert Band Winter Concert is January 19 at 2:30pm. Preshow begins at 1:45pm.

  • Single Wide: The Musical

    Performances are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm. Tickets: Adult $18, 18 & Under $12. Season & Flex Passes are also available. Box office hours are Wednesdays 10am-2pm and one hour before showtime on performance days.

  • The Amorous Ambassador

    A play by Michael Parker, directed by Renee Palmer. The American Ambassador to Great Britain and his wife both plan to be gone all weekend, as does their daughter Debbie.  But when they all secretly return for romantic engagements, it all hits the fan.  Then there’s the surprising twist and turn at the end.

  • John Jacopelle, "Closeted Destruction"

    John Jacopelle Gallery Exhibit

    This exhibit runs from January 3-30, 2019 in the Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery. Exhibit Reception: 5-7pm, January 7 Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Upcoming Events

Tue 21

Curious Kids

January 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tue 21

Democratic Dialogues

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tue 21

Tech Time

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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