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    Arts Culture & Heritage Grant Workshop Video

    The February 10 workshop recorded and uploaded to YouTube. View the grant guidelines here. Download the 2015-16 grant application here. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing office, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823. A DATED POSTMARK DOES NOT […]

  • Front cover image is a painting by Stephen Koury entitled "Forest Hunter."

    Art-i-facts Magazine: Spring 2015 (Mar-May)

    The print edition of the Spring 2015 (March-May) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine will be available by February 28 at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake Wales; […]

  • Arts in Transit

    Call to Artists for Arts in Transit

    Greetings! Call to all artists! We are looking for artists and performers to participate in this year’s 4th annual Art In Transit week sponsored by Polk County’s Citrus Connection! Live art and creative performances are scheduled to occur during normal bus hours (between 8AM-6PM) the week of April 13th-18th.  This home grown community initiative encourages residents to utilize […]

  • NEA news

    Surprising Findings in Three New NEA Reports

    WASHINGTON, DC – Three reports from the National Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on GDP, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. The data for the three reports is all from 2012, so for the first time the NEA can […]

  • Center for Education and Conservation

    UF/IFAS and Bok Tower Gardens partner to teach a new generation about plants, gardening and the environment

    LAKE WALES, Fla. – Among the music of carillon bells, beneath a lush oak canopy, a new partnership is emerging between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL. The partnership between the state’s preeminent land-grant university and this historic garden will provide […]

  • Civil War Exhibit

    Exhibits Coinciding with the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

    Two Polk County History Center Civil War Exhibits continue through April 2015. “Defending the Boundaries of Wilderness,” examines how men from Polk County fought on both sides of the Civil War. Uncover the histories of the Cow Cavalry, the South Florida Bulldogs, Union troops, and Colored Units who lived, fought, or settled in Polk County. “Living on the […]

Events

  1. “Annie Get Your Gun”

    March 6
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until March 15, 2015
  2. The Wiz

    March 6
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm, Sat-Sun @ 2pm
  3. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

    March 6
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm; Sun @ 2pm

Press Releases

Visit Central Florida logo

Arts Culture & Heritage Grant Workshop Video

The February 10 workshop recorded and uploaded to YouTube. View the grant guidelines here. Download the 2015-16 grant application here. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing office, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823. A DATED POSTMARK DOES NOT […]

art+food

Art+Food Offers a New Way to Experience the Museum

The second art party in Polk Museum of Art’s new Art+ series is going to spice things up with some competition. Local restaurants will try to create the most delicious Asian fusion dish around at Art+Food, set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 23, at the Museum. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 […]

Center for Education and Conservation

UF/IFAS and Bok Tower Gardens partner to teach a new generation about plants, gardening and the environment

LAKE WALES, Fla. – Among the music of carillon bells, beneath a lush oak canopy, a new partnership is emerging between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL. The partnership between the state’s preeminent land-grant university and this historic garden will provide […]

Turtle Travels

Turtle Travels Premiers on February 3

Explorations V Children’s Museum premiers its newest temporary exhibit, Turtle Travels, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 4pm with a special grand opening celebration. Museum guests are invited to the event for free admission beginning at 3:30pm on that day. Light refreshments will be served. Turtle Travels, designed for family audiences, offers museum visitors the opportunity […]

art show

The Lakeland Center Welcomes Lakeland Art Guild

The recent growth of the Lakeland Art Guild shows rich and compelling evidence that a fertile local art community exists right here in Lakeland and the Greater Lakeland area. Seeing a renewed synergy and enthusiasm, a leadership team emerged to articulate a vision and begin to fill an artistic need. The Lakeland Art Guild has […]

Sister Act

Sister Act

SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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