Florida Lecture Series

ANNE ROSEN AND CLAUDIA SLATE present “Reflections from a Civil Rights Journalist: St. Augustine and Beyond” Former New York Times correspondent John Herbers (1923-2017) covered the civil rights movement for more than a decade, witnessing a succession of landmark events that rocked the nation, the world, and his own conscience. Among the many stories Herbers […]

Brass Explorations

 FSC’s music faculty invite you to join them in an evening dedicated to the exploration of brass!  Beyond their studios, classrooms, and rehearsal halls, these artist-teachers turn their focus to significant contributions of literature for brass, such as Poulenc’s sublimely beautiful work, Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone. Throughout the dynamic repertoire presented  this evening, […]

Jeff Jones

Saturday November 24th, Lakeland Laughs presents stand up comedian Jeff Jones, opener for Joan Rivers, along with Ryan Holmes as heard on Monsters in the Morning on Real Radio 104.1! Tickets are only $10 with VIP table seating available for the first 40 people who purchase. More about Jeff Jones: Jeff Jones is a 2nd […]

Spirit and the Cosmic Heart

Spirit & The Cosmic Heart, one of our very best (and favorite) local groups, have put together a special show with support provided by Hello Joyce and CMPNY of ANMLS. Tickets only $5 in advance ($7 at the door). This is going to be a big one folks; get your tickets early and enjoy your […]

Postcards from Russia

 Now in her fifth year as orchestra conductor and string director at FSC, Kira Omelchenko has chosen to share with us a stunning performance featuring symphonic works by the truly great Russian masters. In pieces like Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles (from the “Mlada Ballet Suite”), Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March, Glazunov’s Spanish Dance, and selections from […]


They’re BACK – This time with the entire DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album from start to finish! Get your tickets and enjoy this live music and lightshow! Doors 7:30pm – Show Starts 8:00pm Warning – There will be use of heavy lighting throughout ! Sample here: https://youtu.be/dTYFazmoa2w Learn more here: https://rexartrefkin.com/

The Art of Romaine Brooks

This exhibition The Art of Romaine Brooks, on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, brings together 18 paintings and 32 drawings by the American expatriate artist Romaine Brooks (1874-1970), a number of which have not been seen for decades. An extraordinarily independent woman, Brooks crafted an androgynous appearance and a unique artistic voice that challenged […]

Kiss Me, Kate

 Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes hijinks, Tony Award winning musical Kiss Me, Kate combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical […]

Capturing Cultures Photography Exhibition Awards Reception

Exhibition runs Oct 18-Dec 6. Awards Reception is Nov 14, 5-7pm

Veteran’s Day Concert

We kick off our 40th anniversary season with a Patriotic Arts Spectacular. Our annual Salute to Veterans concert will be Sunday, November 11, 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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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