• Classic Albums Live Presents Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

    Tickets on Sale March 1st. 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 live without all the gimmickry and cheesy […]

  • Summer Fun Days: Saturdays thru Aug 10

    Special guest speakers, hands-on demonstrations, artifact discovery, tours with the curator, art projects, storytelling, fun snacks, dress up activities for the whole family are offered on Saturdays throughout the summer with all kinds of different history themes. Sponsored by Florida’s Natural Growers. Free to the public.

  • Inside the Masters’ Studios: Richard Haas Dioramas

    Although best known as a master of trompe l’oeil, illusionistic painting, Richard Haas, a Wisconsin-born painter who now resides in New York City, also began creating diorama boxes in the 1960s as a means of exploring in intimate, three-dimensional scale the inner worlds of the great masters of art history.  An unusually personal show, Inside the […]

  • Rising – On This Journey – With Love

    Celebrate Black Music Month with The Sankofa Chorale at its annual benefit gala. The gala will be held June 22 at the Polk State College Fine Arts Theater – 999 Avenue H Winter Haven. This year’s theme features a soulful evening of Neo Jazz, Throwback R&B, and Rap, saluting Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson […]

  • Classic Albums Live Presents Led Zeppelin: I

    Tickets on Sale beginning March 1st. 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 live without all the gimmickry and […]

  • Building an Icon: Building Bok Tower Singing Carillon

    Exhibit by Bok Tower Gardens now thru Aug 24. Learn about the ways that people worked on the Singing Tower from Edward Bok’s initial vision to its design and construction, from the foundation to its crowning herons.

  • Absolute Queen – The Ultimate Queen Experience!

    Absolute Queen, the Ultimate Queen experience will perform live at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM. With the massive success of the academy award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody film breathing new life and notoriety into Queen’s music, Absolute Queen will perform every song from the film and many more […]

  • Art-i-facts Summer (May-Aug) 2019

    Pick up a print copy of Art-i-facts at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, or at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, RP Funding Center, Lake Wales Arts Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Public Libraries, Chambers of Commerce and various arts and cultural venues around Polk County. Enjoy the online full-screen edition […]

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage Sponsorship Information and Timeline

    To apply for a sponsorship, applicants must attend one of the two sponsorship workshops at the Visit Central Florida Office in the Lake Myrtle Complex, Auburndale. February 22, 2019; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (noon) – Application workshop at VCF Office (Morning Session) March 20, 2019; 5:30-7:30 PM – Application workshop at VCF Office (Evening Session) Please […]

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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 […]

Surprising Findings in Three New NEA Reports

WASHINGTON, DC – Three reports from the National Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on GDP, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. The data for the three reports is all from 2012, so for the first time the NEA can […]

Gabrielle Wu Lee, "Emerald Beach Florida No. 35" , 2004, oil on canvas

Art-i-facts Magazine: Winter 2015 (Jan-Feb)

The print edition of the Winter 2015 (Jan-Feb) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine has been delivered and is available 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) […]

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