Kent McAllister Art Exhibit Reception

Kent McAllister Art Opening Reception

African American History Month opening reception in the Polk State College Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery on Feb 4, 5-7pm. Exhibit features the artwork of Kent McAllister.  

Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson. Feb 13-16. Thur-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm. This beautiful play tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the astronomer ahead of her time. It is 1900, and Henrietta has the opportunity to work at Harvard University as a human computer, one of Dr. Edward Pickering’s “harem,” mapping the stars but receiving no scientific […]

Kinky Boots, The Musical

Thursdays through Sundays,  Feb 20 – Mar 22. Written by Harvey Fierstein. Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Tony award-winner for Best Musical in 2013. The musical is based on the 2005 British film Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and mostly inspired by true events, the musical tells the story of […]

Bese Saka Festival Concert

Bese Saka Festival images

In recognition of Black History Month, Dr. J. Owens Academy of Fine Arts, and the host Sankofa Chorale welcomes Chattanooga Choral Society under the direction of Michael J. Mitchell and guests to present “A Celebratory Salute to the African American Spiritual” on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Polk State College Fine […]

Kinky Boots, The Musical

Thursdays through Sundays,  Feb 20 – Mar 22. Written by Harvey Fierstein. Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Tony award-winner for Best Musical in 2013. The musical is based on the 2005 British film Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and mostly inspired by true events, the musical tells the story of […]

Rocky & Beth: Gallery Exhibit

I Heart the Arts at Polk State

The exhibit runs from March 9 – April 16. The exhibit reception is 5-7pm, March 31. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Saving Florida with Leslie Kemp Poole

Award-winning writer, historian and assistant professor at Rollins College, Leslie Kemp Poole, PhD, presents an overview of her book, Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century. Her Presentation focuses on the role of women and organization such as the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs, Florida Federation of Garden clubs, and the […]

Calendar Girls

Fridays through Sundays,  Oct 24-Nov 17. Written by Tim Firth and composed by Steven Parry. Based on a true story and adapted from the movie of the same name. Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt.  Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey. April 9-12 & 16-19. Thur-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm. In this intense and moving musical, the story centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family.  The musical addresses grief, depression, suicide, drug abuse, […]

Student Portfolio Exhibition

I Heart the Arts at Polk State

The gallery exhibit runs from April 23 – May 7. The exhibit reception is 5-7pm, April 28. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Polk Arts Alliance

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