• Exile: 50 years of Cuban-American Art

    The early exiles were largely middle and upper-middle class, so they were not as motivated by improved economic prospects to be found in the United States as were those exiles who came at a later date. Indeed, the later generation of artists who came to Miami in the 1990’s were very much looking for more […]

  • The Nutcracker

    FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker  In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the members of Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s company-in-residence under the direction of Carol Erkes), bring their classic holiday tradition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts.  Come see this timeless holiday masterpiece, performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic […]

  • Handel’s Messiah

    Lakeland Choral Society, Florida Southern Girls Chorus and Polk State College Choirs join the ISO for a stunning performance of Handel’s Messiah to kick off the holiday season.

  • Great Joy!

    Christmas Concert presented by the Sankofa Chorale and the Christ Community Singers. Sun, Dec 9, 4pm at Hurst Chapel A.M.E. Church, Winter Haven Sun, Dec 16, 5pm at Christ Community Christian Center Church, Lakeland This is year’s concert, entitled “Great Joy,” is arranged by Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red. “Great Joy” is a […]

  • Christmas Concert

    Our annual Christmas Concert will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Youkey Theatre in the RP Funding Center. Doors open at 1:15, pre-show at 1:45, and the band concert begins at 2:30. The concert is free and no tickets are needed. The Center has a parking fee. The Christmas Concert will feature music from “The […]

  • Lennon Reimagined

    Local musicians pay tribute to John Lennon in a special winter gathering at LKLD Live. Featuring performances by Gary Love Band, Revel In The View, John Frinzi, Courtney Plummer, Joe Gavin, Keith Meek, Jason Jolin, Kristy Scott, Cameron Smith and more. Row Seat = $10 VIP Table Seat = $20 (advance sale price)  

  • ‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala

    FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night […]

  • Town & Country History Bus Tour

    Take a tour through old Florida history, driving through the heart of downtown Lake Wales and stopping at the historic building of the Lake Wales Arts Center. Learn about the historic district, buildings and lakes of Lake Wales. Enjoy an air-conditioned ride on the new History Bus. Seating is limited. Please make reservations in advance.

  • Chagall: Stories into Dreams

    This extraordinary show of Marc Chagall’s work is the only one of its kind in Florida and the only one in the country that pairs his Fables of La Fontaine etchings (1952) with his Story of Exodus lithographs (1966). Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was born into a poor Jewish family in Russia and began studying painting […]

  • The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

    It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in […]

Upcoming Events

Thu 20

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 29

Tai Chi in the Gardens

December 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Press Releases

Descending Night by Jack Howard-Potter

15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition (FLOSC)

March 2015 – February 2016 Every year, Polk Museum of Art works with local cities to install new sculptures in downtown parks. This year, the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are participating in the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Sculptures are selected by a committee of community members and Museum staff for the Florida […]

Meet the Sentimental Journeymen Barbershop Chorus

The Sentimental Journeymen is an all male a cappella chorus who performs in the barbershop style. They rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall of St. Matthew Catholic Church on Overlook Drive in Winter Haven. Rehearsals do not occur on major holidays, like Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Day, and more than likely on Independence Day […]

Romare Bearden, Morning, 1975

“African American Art Since 1950” on View Through June 27

Polk Museum of Art is proud to welcome a remarkable exhibition that celebrates the growing prominence and complexity of the field of African American art over the last six decades. “African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center” opens March 21 and will be on view through June 27. The exhibition […]

May 15-17: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR Public Performances: May 15-17, 2015 Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:30pm $10 Adults / $8 Students Box Office Phone: 863-294-7469 BUY TICKETS NOW >>> “Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this […]

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