• 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

Creedence Clearwater Revival "Chronicle"

Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revival “Chronicle”

Friday, July 25 at 8pm. Features a special pre-show beginning at 7:30pm with Eric Michaels and Mike Lee from the popular Max 98.3 morning show. In addition to performing each the iconic album note for note and cut for cut, Classic Albums Live also presents a full set of the artist’s greatest hits during the second […]

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Supplemental Application for Arts, Culture & Heritage TDC Sponsorship

Deadline: August 8 at 4:00 pm. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE. The Polk County TDC and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee have both approved a supplemental application period for events taking place next Fiscal Year (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015). Below you will find the Application and Guidelines, which detail the […]

2014-2015 Division of Cultural Affairs Grants

Today, Governor Scott released his veto list for Florida’s 2014-2015 budget.         He did not veto four of the five Division of Cultural Affairs grants programs.        He did veto the State Touring Program.  Click this link for details.

PMoA Awards Scholarships to Five Harrison Seniors

LAKELAND – Polk Museum of Art on May 15 presented scholarships to college-bound visual arts students at Harrison School for the Arts. Gold Patron Scholarships were awarded to seniors Megan Cloyd, Hannah Richardson, Rebekah Rittenhouse and Emily Wade; and junior Chase Van Tilburg. Platinum Patron Scholarships were awarded to seniors Hannah Creech, Megan Cloyd and […]

Play it Forward

“Play it Forward” is a fundraising concert to raise money for musical instruments for band and orchestra programs in Polk County Schools. All the musicians are donating their time and talent for this event. Do you part and show your appreciation to these performers, and help raise money to foster music in our community. See […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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