Kitchen Kids

Thursdays, 10:30am. Kids explore culinary arts and learn how to blend flavors and prepare food. Explorations V Children’s Museum programs are designed to focus on a particular learning style and/or developmental level and have fun themes that rotate monthly. Explorations V Children’s Museum delivers educator-directed programming daily as part of general admission or museum membership.

Contemporary Band Concert

The original works of student-formed musical combos featuring genres from indie rock and folk to punk and blues. General: $5 Students: $3

An Afternoon Melody

Faculty-selected music majors perform individual and chamber works in the entryway to the beloved Polk Museum of Art.

3-5 Elementary Exhibition: Free to be me

On exhibit November 16, 2019 – January 5, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Artwork by Polk County Students Grades 3 through 5 This exhibition features the work of young Polk County art students. The museum hosts several exhibitions per year in the George Jenkins Gallery that feature artwork by Polk County School District students. […]

Ela’s Forest

This exhibit is open from November 16, 2019 – February 23, 2020 Ela’s Forest is a real forest of trees planted in locations around the world. It bears the name of a little girl who loved nature and whose short, beautiful life was radiant. The forest continues to grow as her community plants more trees to honor […]

Unpland Improv

Prepare to be entertained through clean and humorous skits with creative dialogue and hilarious behavior as an audience member for the live taping of Unpland Improv, our improvisational stand-up comedy show! Admission: $2

Percussion Ensemble Concert

An evening of percussion ensemble literature in styles ranging from classical keyboard transcriptions to contemporary percussive oeuvres. General: $5 Students: $3

Choral Concert

SEU Chorale

Our magnificent singers convene for an awe-inspiring performance of lyrical fashion. General: $5 Students: $3

Terry Fator

Terry Fator ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, and singer and Season 2 Winner of America’s Got Talent winner returns to the RP Funding Center after an 13 year absence on Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 PM. The America ‘s Got Talent winner brings to life a hilarious range of characters including Winston, the impersonating turtle, Emma Taylor, the little girl […]

Global Art of the 1970s: From the SC Johnson Collection

On exhibit from November 9, 2019 – January 26, 2020. This exclusive exhibition features works selected from the private collection of the SC Johnson Company, most of which have never before traveled outside the Council House, the company’s international conference center in Racine, Wisconsin. The collection was built throughout the 1970s by Karen Johnson Boyd, the […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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