• 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

    The Lake Wales Arts Council is excited to host our inaugural Shootout For The Arts fundraiser on Friday, September 27th 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, The Lakeland 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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 […]

  • Building an Icon: Building Bok Tower Singing Carillon

    This exhibition at the Lake Wales History Museum by Bok Tower Gardens is on exhibit  thru Aug 24. Learn about the ways that people worked on the Singing Tower from Edward Bok’s initial vision to its design and construction, from the foundation to its crowning herons. Lake Wales History Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 9 […]

  • Art-i-facts Summer (May-Aug) 2019

    Pick up a print copy of Art-i-facts at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, or at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, RP Funding Center, Lake Wales Arts Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Public Libraries, Chambers of Commerce and various arts and cultural venues around Polk County. Enjoy the online full-screen edition […]

Upcoming Events

Sep 03

Art Party & Salon

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 07
Sep 07

Open Auditions: The Nutcracker

September 7 @ 12:00 pm

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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 […]

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