• The Power of Contrast: Watercolor Workshop

    Workshop with Dana Daydodge on Mon, Dec 9 from 10am-Noon. $20 members, $25 nonmembers

  • Christmas Concert

    On December 7 @ 7:30pm in Bush Chapel, enjoy yuletide sounds brought to you by an accomplished assemblage of Southeastern University students and faculty.

  • SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS: THE CHRISTMAS GALA

    Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. FSC Music Department and Guests Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $8; Students: $4  How may we better express our hopes and dreams for the holidays – but by celebrating the music and words that pull it all together in Spirit of the Holidays: The Christmas Gala!  […]

  • 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.

  • Andrew Peterson: Behold the Lamb of God Tour

    December 4, 7:00 p.m. @ the RP Funding Center, join storied Nashville singer-songwriter and author Andrew Peterson whose Behold the Lamb of God Tour celebrates its 20th Anniversary this Christmas season. This year’s edition of the annual Christmas tradition will feature guest artist Jess Ray, along with an all-star cast of Nashville songwriters and session musicians. […]

  • Sebastian Maniscalco “You Bother Me” Tour

    Fresh off a wildly successful, two-year plus run on his Stay Hungry Tour, Billboard’s inaugural Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco is back with the You Bother Me tour, which is set to visit the RP Funding Center’s Youkey Theatre on November 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm. With a string of record-breaking sold-out comedy appearances, […]

  • Southern Prize & State Fellowship for Visual Arts Applications Due Dec 3

    Grants will support nine visual artists with $80,000 in awards and a touring exhibition Submission Deadline: December 3, 2019 Review the guidelines and apply today South Arts’ Southern Prize and State Fellowships support the best visual arts being created in the South. Through a lens acknowledging the diversity of artists and creators in our region […]

  • KidsGiving

    November 22-30, 9am-5pm. Join Explorations V family and friends to practice the art of giving back. From feeding ducks safe food to picking up trash around downtown. Activity times vary daily. Check website for details. Most events are free.

Upcoming Events

Sat 07

Festival of Wreaths

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

News

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) […]

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494