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 […]

Transforming Your Business With Creativity

The Polk Arts Alliance 2nd Annual Creative Industry – SM(ART) Business Symposium, in partnership with the Southeastern University College of Arts & Media, begins at 9:00 a.m. in Bush Chapel on the Southeastern University campus. The event is free to the business community with a business card and RSVP. Registration and continental breakfast begin at […]

15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition (FLOSC)

Descending Night by Jack Howard-Potter

March 2015 – February 2016 Every year, Polk Museum of Art works with local cities to install new sculptures in downtown parks. This year, the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are participating in the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Sculptures are selected by a committee of community members and Museum staff for the Florida […]

“African American Art Since 1950” on View Through June 27

Romare Bearden, Morning, 1975

Polk Museum of Art is proud to welcome a remarkable exhibition that celebrates the growing prominence and complexity of the field of African American art over the last six decades. “African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center” opens March 21 and will be on view through June 27. The exhibition […]

May 15: Florida Southern Children’s Chorus Spring Concert

The Florida Southern Children’s Choir for unchanged boys and girls voices, a choral division of the Lakeland Choral Society, will be performing with the Girls’ Choir as part of the Florida Southern Children’s Chorus Spring Concert in Branscomb Auditorium on Friday, May 15th. To learn more about these organizations, go to http:www.lakelandchoralsociety.org or follow the Girls’ Choir at […]

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 […]

May 9-10: MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the 44th Annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, on the shores of Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. Admission is free. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown […]

Apr 26: Cookie Concert

This free annual performance offers a relaxed, interactive experience for elementary aged children and their families—one where dancing in the aisle is encouraged! Children are invited to participate in an interactive pre-concert demonstration of instruments with ISO musicians and are then treated to a 45 minute concert full of fun moments with the orchestra. 2:00PM […]

April 24-26: Florida Dance Theatre presents Celebrate Dance

The Lakeland based Florida Dance Theatre is hosting its 3rd Annual Celebrate Dance Festival April 24th through 26th 2015. The festival includes 3 days of master dance classes in a variety of dance techniques taught by professionals from around the country, a Gala concert performance at Florida Southern’s Branscomb Auditorium, and a free performance at […]

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