Art-B-Que

The Art-B-Que Kick-off Barbeque, on Friday, Feb 26 from 6-9pm, is the opening event for the Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival.

Hotel California

Feb 25 at 7:30pm. This salute to the Eagles faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings. Doors Open: 6:30 PM Toe Jam performs from 7:30-8:15pm Hotel California performs from 8:30-10:00 PM Tickets $29, $39 Tickets are available through The Lakeland Center Box Office 863-834-8111, online www.thelakelandcenter.com, or 24-hour ticket line 888-397-0100.

Reception: Young Artists Show

The reception is February 20 from 6-8 pm. The exhibit runs February 18-March 13. This exhibition, held in cooperation with the Polk County School District, features artworks by Middle and High School students from across Polk County. Over $1,600 in awards are presented, and a $1,000 scholarship to Polk State College is presented to a Senior […]

Poetry Reading with Dr. Erica Bernheim

Sat, Feb 20, 6-8pm. Dr. Erica Bernheim will give a reading from her published collection of poetry The Mimic Sea. From www.flsouthern.edu: “Dr. Bernheim is an Assistant Professor at Florida Southern College, where she also directs the Honors Program and Creative Writing Program. She earned her BA from Miami University, her MFA from the University […]

Sm(ART) Business Symposium Highlights on Out and About Art

The November episode of PGTV’s “Out and About Art” At Downtown Lakeland’s First Friday, learn more about Lakeland Community Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors” and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season. Then see highlights of the Polk Arts Alliance’s “Sm(ART) Business Symposium” hosted by Southeastern University.

One Day Fred Reads at Children’s Museum

Local children’s author and illustrator Fred Koehler will read “One Day, The End” at Explorations V Children’s Museum on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:30am during the Museum’s regularly scheduled story time program. “One Day, The End”, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Koehler, was published last month. The story takes readers along-side […]

Live @ Harrison: Piano Virtuoso Eldar Djangirov

Elder Djangirov

This year marks the launch of Live at Harrison – a series of concerts and performances featuring nationally-known artists and performers. “Not only are we hoping to bring quality artists to our area,” said Harrison principal, Dr. Daryl Ward, “but these artists will also work with our students in some capacity.” The Live at Harrison […]

Pop-Up Art Tour Launches August 21st

Main Street Bartow, Inc. is putting a new spin on economic development with an innovative approach to creating attention to some of their unoccupied buildings and spaces in their Main Street District. They will be joining the current trending craze of Pop-Up Art Galleries with a slight twist. Instead of staging the art in one […]

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 […]

May 9: Mayfaire Saturday Night

Admission: FREE Mayfaire Saturday Night moves the Mayfaire fun to the Lake Mirror Promenade for a free street dance party and fireworks display. Music will be provided by MPiRE. In addition, about 1,200 athletes are expected to participate in the 35thAnnual Mayfaire Classic 5K Road Race & Walk, sponsored by the Lakeland Runners Club. The […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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