• 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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2014 Nov-Dec Art-i-facts Cover

Art-i-facts Magazine: Holiday 2014 (Nov-Dec)

The print edition of the Holiday 2014 (Nov-Dec) 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) and Lake Wales; arts […]

Richard Powers Honored as Inaugural Polk Artist Hall of Fame Inductee

The Polk Arts Alliance recognized and honored artist Richard “Rick” Powers as the Polk County Inaugural Artist Hall of Fame Recipient at the Ramon Theatre’s 8th Annual Gala on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Frostproof, Florida. Award winning Florida wildlife and landscape artist Richard “Rick” Powers was born April 11, 1944 in Bartow, FL. as […]

Meri Mass

PAA Executive Director selected to attend Arts Executive Leadership Forum

Bartow, Florida – Meri Mass, Executive Director of the Polk Arts Alliance, has been selected to represent Polk County and participate in the intensive 2014 Americans for the Arts Local Arts Advancement Executive Leadership Forum at Sundance Resort and Preserve in Utah September 16 – 20th. A select cohort of 21 arts agency leaders from […]

Zora Neale Hurston

History Center Book Club

August 5 and August 12, 12:15 – 1 p.m.: Book Club Bring your lunch and join the History Center for Book Club. In August, you will have an opportunity to participate in a reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s unpublished play, “Polk County.” This comedy takes place in the sawmill camp of Lofton Lumber Company.  When […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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