• 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

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Festival of Wreaths

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

News

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 […]

Richard Florsheim, "Paris (aka La Seine à Paris)," 1963, color lithograph. Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection, Gift of the Richard Florsheim Art Fund.

Remembering Florsheim

On exhibit through October 12 in the Perkins Gallery at Polk Museum of Art. Richard Florsheim (1916-1979) was a prominent American printmaker, painter, sculptor, educator and writer. He graduated from the University of Chicago before studying art at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He completed his […]

Andy Warhol, "Cow (Pink on Yellow)," 1966, screenprint on wallpaper, Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection, Gift of an anonymous donor in honor of the 2012 Art Resource Trust and Adam Justice.

Collected Color

On exhibit through September 13 in Gallery II at Polk Museum of Art. Color is an important part of our world. It allows us to visually recognize, relate, and interact with our surroundings. Because of its enormous impact on how we interpret what we see, color has always been an important attribute of art. But, […]

Ascension quadtone pigment print Richard Sexton

Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast

Through September 13 at Polk Museum of Art. The exhibition reception is at 6pm, Friday, August 22, with a lecture by Richard Sexton, followed by light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. The reception is free for Museum members, $10 for guests. On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this […]

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? LAST WEEKEND: Fri-Sat, July 25 & 26 at 7:30pm; Sun, July 27 at 2pm. […]

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