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Painting of the Florida Historic Capitol (Courtesy of Dennis Campay, 2005)

Call to Artists for Historic Capitol Exhibition

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum invites resident Florida artists to submit works for an exhibition in the state’s Historic Capitol building. The theme Capitol Reimagined will be the focus of the show. New, emerging and established artists are all welcome to apply! Artists are asked to creatively reimagine a Capitol of the future. Applicants are […]

Florida's State of the Arts License Plate

The Drive is on to Support the Arts in Florida

This year at renewal time, choose a Florida State of the Arts license plate and help fund important programs in Polk County including the visual arts, theatre, music and dance. Already renewed your tag? Simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot for a […]

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

SmArt Biz Symposium Oct 25

Sm(ART) Business Symposium – Economic Impact of the Arts

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm. Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts! This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th. […]

Bok Tower Gardens Announces Amended Operating Schedule Due to Hurricane Irma

The Gardens will be closed on Saturday, September 9, Sunday, September 10 and Monday, September 11. Pending no storm damage, the Gardens will reopen on Tuesday, September 12. The public will not be allowed to enter the Gardens until a safety assessment has been conducted and the all clear is given. Informational signage will be […]

Postponed due to Hurricane Irma – 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

This event will be rescheduled. INVITATION to ATTEND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 / 8AM-11:30AM Doors Open 7:30am The focus of the 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium, “Educating an Innovative Workforce,” is connecting the dots by infusing arts into education to drive outcomes. This year’s Symposium features: Drumbeat Musical Futures (Rock N Roll Academy) STEM – […]

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