• Shootout for the Arts, Sept 27, 2019 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. A Lake Wales Arts Council Fundraiser for arts education programs.

    Shootout for the Arts Fundraiser

    On Friday, Sept. 27, the Lake Wales Arts Council is excited to host our inaugural Shootout For The Arts fundraiser at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. The Lake Wales Arts Council has a 49-year history of providing unique fine arts experiences for residents of Polk County. We require the support of our community to […]

  • Classic Albums Live Presents The Beatles: Abbey Road

    September 20th, 8pm, Youkey Theatre, RP Funding Center The Beatles: Abbey Road 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 […]

  • Over 55 Show Band

    Over 55 Show Band Concert

    This year’s Over 55 Show Band’s season opening concert is at 2pm on Sunday, September 15.

  • 13th Annual Gala: A Marvelous Masquerade

    Ramon Theatre 13th Annual Gala is as Saturday, September 14th at 6pm. Enjoy dinner, music, entertainment, silent auction and a cash bar. This year’s event is “A Marvelous Masquerade” that you don’t want to miss. Dress up for your chance to win: Best Dressed Most Original Door Prizes More Special guest emcee is Sheriff Grady […]

  • Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

    History Time Tots

    A story and activity time designed for ages five and under at 10:00 AM on Saturday, Sept 7 and Tuesday, Sept 10.

  • I Heart the Arts at Polk State

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Juan Miranda Gallery Exhibit

    This exhibition runs from Sept 9 – Oct 10. Exhibit Reception: 5-7pm on Oct 1. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm.

  • The Meraki Artist Resource Center

    Open Studio with Live Model (non-instructional)

    Sept 8, 1-4pm: Studio time for serious artists to sharpen their skills with their preferred medium. Nude or semi-nude, male or female model in a pose with lighting for shadow highlights. Bring your own equipment and supplies. Member $20, Nonmember $25

  • Art Party & Salon

    On Sept 3, 5:30-7:30pm, enjoy libations, entertainment, and learning about our newest public art project: a student-designed sculpture for the Sensory Garden at Bonnet Springs Park. Meet the artists, Becky Ault & Mike Cunningham, student designers from All Saints Academy and landscape architects from Sasaki Group.  

  • Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964

    On exhibit Sept 3 – Oct 26, this Smithsonian exhibition explores the little-known Bracero Program, the largest guest worker program in U.S. history. Millions of Mexican men came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts between 1942 and 1964. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm. The Museum is closed on Sundays & […]

  • Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens

    This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century, and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s, and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. Paintings and works on paper help tell the story […]

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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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