• Beautiful- A Carole King Musical

    The story that inspired the soundtrack of a generation BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is coming to the RP Funding Center December 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry […]

  • Holiday Walking Tours

    Enjoy a holiday walking tour around Bok Tower Gardens, Monday-Saturday at 12pm and Sundays at 2pm. The walking tours depart from the Visitors Center and are included with admission to Bok Tower Gardens.

  • Christmas Wonderland

    Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular

    Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic journey in CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, coming to the RP Funding Center Friday, December 20th at 7:30 in what is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever. Tickets go on sale to the public […]

  • TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker

    FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Saturday, December 14, 2019– 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $25; Students (under 12): $15  Having just celebrated their 25th anniversary last year, the members of this exciting dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s dance company-in-residence), bring their classic holiday tradition […]

  • Art-i-facts Holidays (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

    Enjoy the online full-screen edition of the Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 issue of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the magazine cover below. Or, pick up a print copy at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, RP Funding Center, Lake Wales Arts Center, Polk County […]

  • Festival of Wreaths

    The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at www.polkhistorycenter.org.

  • Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical

    Dec 6-15. Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Music written by Meredith Willson (The Music Man) based on the movie of the same name.

  • Coming Back Like A Song

    Fridays through Sundays,  Dec 5-22. A play about Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen. Written by Emmy Award-winner Lee Kalcheim (All in the Family). Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Spirits: Ritual & Ceremonial African & Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan & Linda Rich Collection

    Exhibit is open from October 26, 2019 – January 26. Over the course of four decades, Dr. Alan and Linda Rich have displayed a passion for helping others, traveling the world and bringing medical care to those in need. With his profession as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and hers as an occupational therapist trained to […]

  • Acoustic Open Mic

    Third Fridays, 5-8pm. ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC hosted by Toni Brown & Ed Munson with Jacque Olesak Palomaki & Chip Newton. A unique and welcoming space to gather with and perform for other music loving spirits. Listeners encouraged. Bring a small dish to share, coffee and soft drinks provided.

Upcoming Events

Fri 13

Festival of Wreaths

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 13

Art Studio

December 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Arts Action Alert

Please share this Arts Action Alert. Or, ACT NOW: Please help stop cuts to state grants for arts and culture by sending an email to your State Legislators.

Working closely with the arts is just good business

Have we lost our appreciation for art? Check out this Op-Ed by Cressman Bronson, regional president of the Florida East region for PNC Bank, that was in the Sun Sentinel – Working closely with the arts is just good business

Front cover image is a painting by Stephen Koury entitled "Forest Hunter."

Art-i-facts Magazine: Spring 2015 (Mar-May)

The print edition of the Spring 2015 (March-May) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine will be available by February 28 at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake Wales; […]

Arts in Transit

Call to Artists for Arts in Transit

Greetings! Call to all artists! We are looking for artists and performers to participate in this year’s 4th annual Art In Transit week sponsored by Polk County’s Citrus Connection! Live art and creative performances are scheduled to occur during normal bus hours (between 8AM-6PM) the week of April 13th-18th.  This home grown community initiative encourages residents to utilize […]

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Arts, Culture & Heritage Application for TDC Sponsorship

Applications Due April 30 The application process for fiscal year 2015-2016 arts, cultural and heritage event sponsorship is now open (covering events taking place October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016). The sponsorship application period closes on Thursday, April 30, 2015, and all completed applications must be received at the PCTSM office by 4:00 p.m. that […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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