• I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

    Fridays through Sundays,  Jan 9-26. Musical Comedy with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. This witty musical review and second-longest running Off Broadway musical. Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Waitress

    One night only! Jenna is a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. She crafts pies that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can […]

  • Democratic Dialogues

    The series takes place on the third Tuesday every month from 12 to 1pm. Democratic Dialogues is a monthly speaker series that seeks to highlight subjects from US democracy and to help encourage community discussion and create an engaged voter base in Polk County. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch! Please Contact Abigail […]

  • Bok Tower Carillon

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Carillon Concert

    Carillon concerts on Jan 20 at 1pm & 3pm in celebration of the life of Dr. King. Included with general admission or membership.

  • The Doo Wop Project

    The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. The guys are bringing those songs to the RP Funding Center on January 19th at 6:00 PM. In their […]

  • Bartow Adult Concert Band

    Bartow Adult Concert Band Concert

    Jan 19, 2:30pm on the John R. DeYoung Performing Arts Stage at the Bartow Civic Center.

  • Lakeland Concert Band

    Lawrence Milk Plays Guy Lumbago

    Lakeland Concert Band Winter Concert is January 19 at 2:30pm. Preshow begins at 1:45pm.

  • Single Wide: The Musical

    Performances are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm. Tickets: Adult $18, 18 & Under $12. Season & Flex Passes are also available. Box office hours are Wednesdays 10am-2pm and one hour before showtime on performance days.

  • The Amorous Ambassador

    A play by Michael Parker, directed by Renee Palmer. The American Ambassador to Great Britain and his wife both plan to be gone all weekend, as does their daughter Debbie.  But when they all secretly return for romantic engagements, it all hits the fan.  Then there’s the surprising twist and turn at the end.

  • John Jacopelle, "Closeted Destruction"

    John Jacopelle Gallery Exhibit

    This exhibit runs from January 3-30, 2019 in the Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery. Exhibit Reception: 5-7pm, January 7 Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Upcoming Events

Tue 21

Curious Kids

January 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tue 21

Democratic Dialogues

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tue 21

Tech Time

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

News

2014 Nov-Dec Art-i-facts Cover

Art-i-facts Magazine: Holiday 2014 (Nov-Dec)

The print edition of the Holiday 2014 (Nov-Dec) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine has been delivered and is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake Wales; arts […]

Richard Powers Honored as Inaugural Polk Artist Hall of Fame Inductee

The Polk Arts Alliance recognized and honored artist Richard “Rick” Powers as the Polk County Inaugural Artist Hall of Fame Recipient at the Ramon Theatre’s 8th Annual Gala on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Frostproof, Florida. Award winning Florida wildlife and landscape artist Richard “Rick” Powers was born April 11, 1944 in Bartow, FL. as […]

Meri Mass

PAA Executive Director selected to attend Arts Executive Leadership Forum

Bartow, Florida – Meri Mass, Executive Director of the Polk Arts Alliance, has been selected to represent Polk County and participate in the intensive 2014 Americans for the Arts Local Arts Advancement Executive Leadership Forum at Sundance Resort and Preserve in Utah September 16 – 20th. A select cohort of 21 arts agency leaders from […]

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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