The Shadow’s Horse: A Poetry Reading

Award-winning poet/playwright/novelist Diane Glancy reads from her book “The Shadow’s Horse” in the Lakeland Public Library (100 Lake Morton Drive) Meeting Room on Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. A Q & A session will follow. Ms. Glancy is the author of 14 books in multiple genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and playwriting. Born to a […]

Unpland Improv

Unpland Improv is an improvisational stand-up comedy show that airs on multiple networks. Our talented students use their keen wit to entertain the audience through clean and humorous skits.  At 7 & 9pm on Fridays: Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 27, Nov 10, Feb 16, Mar 2.

Florida Phil Season Opener

Enjoy light classics to classical repertoire from Morton Gould to Tchaikovsky in the Florida Philharmonia Orchestra 2017-18 season opening concert.

Choral Concert: Celebrating God’s Creation

Our magnificent singers convene for an awe-inspiring performance of lyrical fashion.

Postponed due to Hurricane Irma – 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

This event will be rescheduled. INVITATION to ATTEND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 / 8AM-11:30AM Doors Open 7:30am The focus of the 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium, “Educating an Innovative Workforce,” is connecting the dots by infusing arts into education to drive outcomes. This year’s Symposium features: Drumbeat Musical Futures (Rock N Roll Academy) STEM – […]

Hurricane Update: Polk Museum of Art Will Reopen on Sept 17

Polk Museum of Art

Due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Irma, the Museum has rescheduled, postponed, or canceled several events: Polk State Day originally scheduled Sept. 7 is rescheduled for Sept. 19 Art Lab originally scheduled Sept. 9 is rescheduled for Sept. 23. VSA Student Reception originally scheduled Sept. 9 and rescheduled for Sept. 16 is postponed until further notice. The […]

Fine Art at the Magnolia

Fine Art at the Magnolia is a first generation show happening this summer, August 19-20, 2017, indoors (yes, cooool a/c) at the Magnolia Building in downtown Lakeland. The show features 20 accomplished Florida Artists (local & statewide), representing eight different mediums! Bring your friends to get out of the heat and into the ART! Free […]

Classic Albums Live – Led Zeppelin

The 6-show Anniversary Series Pass goes on sale Monday, March 6 thru May 11 for $144 per person (service charges may apply) $41 and $31 single ticket sales depending on seating arrangement. Classic Albums Live celebrates their 10-year anniversary at the Lakeland Center performing a series of 6 iconic classic rock albums beginning this May […]

“Building An Icon: The Way We Worked on the Singing Tower”

Bok Tower Gardens celebrates the city’s centennial anniversary, in partnership with the Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center, Florida’s Natural Grove House and the Lake Wales Public Library. The exhibit includes never before seen educational and historical materials about the craftsmanship and construction of Florida’s original attraction and iconic Singing Tower Carillon. The exhibit opens July 14, 2017 and […]

Summer Art Classes Begin

Teen and adult classes are held on Saturdays during the Summer. The four 6-week classes offered on Saturdays this summer that begin on July 8 are: Beginning Photography ($145) Creative Concepts in Photography ($145) Painting with Pastels ($145) Art History: Famous Masters, Famous Students ($100) Learn more!

Polk Arts Alliance

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