• The Learned Ladies

    Moliere’s The Learned Ladies

    Presented by the Polk State College Theatre Arts Department, November 13-16, 20-23. Curtain is Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm. Performances are FREE for Polk State College students-faculty-staff and for high school students. General admission is $8.

  • Festival of Wreaths

    Holidays at the History Center

    Celebrate the holidays in Neo-classic style and elegance at the Polk County History Center. The 1908 Courthouse has been the heart of Polk County for more than 100 years and remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the community. The courthouse is resplendent this season, with holiday programs and activities all offered free […]

  • Rent

    Rent

    A musical presented by FSC Theatre Arts department. Book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson Directed by James Beck November 13-16, 2014; November 20-23, 2014 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Based loosely on Puccini’s opera, La Bohème, “Rent” is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony […]

  • LWLT Its a wonderful life

    It’s A Wonderful Life

    This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Director: Rob Fritz Dates November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, […]

  • 2014 Nov-Dec Art-i-facts Cover

    Art-i-facts Magazine: Holiday 2014 (Nov-Dec)

    The print edition of the Holiday 2014 (Nov-Dec) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine has been delivered and is available 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 […]

Events

  1. Sentimental Journeymen Barbershop Chorus Rehearsal

    December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Meets every Thursday except major holidays
  2. The Nutcracker

    December 20
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Saturday, December 20, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014 – 2:30 p.m.
  3. Old County Courthouse Architectural Tour

    December 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    3rd Saturdays at 11am

Press Releases

Fall for Art Festival

Fall for Art Festival 2014

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the second annual Fall for Art Festival, a series of events that highlights the work of emerging artists from Central Florida and encourages art collecting. The schedule includes: Thursday, November 13 Art to Wear: Artisans Market Time: Noon-8 p.m. Admission: Free Your favorite jewelers and artists are back to […]

Cambalache

Cambalache, a Chicano-Jarocho Group, Performs Concert in Lake Wales

November 6 from 5:30-6:45pm, Cambalache, a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles, performs on on the Downtown Concert Series. The concert takes place in front of the Polk State JD Alexander Center in Lake Wales. Cambalache, meaning exchange, is a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles. Founded in 2007 and led by César Castro (sonero, maestro […]

West Side Story

West Side Story

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! An American musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. November 6-9; Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm, Sat.-Sun. at 2pm. A production of Harrison School for the Arts 750 Hollingsworth Road Lakeland, FL 33801 Harrison Box Office: (863) 499-2939 Learn more: www.harrisonarts.com Select performance […]

fdt dance

FSC Celebrates Grand Opening of Wynee Warden Dance Studio

The public is invited to attend a FREE event on the Florida Southern College Festival of Fine Arts. “An Evening of Classical Ballet” features audience favorites from the classical ballet repertoire on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Branscomb Auditorium. In celebration of the grand opening of the Wynee Warden Dance Studio, please join FSC for an exclusive […]

Lakeland Art Walk

Lakeland Groups Create Self-Guided Art Walk

By Lance Ferguson, reprinted with permission from The Ledger. Guests at Hyatt Place or anyone who loves art can now take a self-guided tour around downtown Lakeland in Platform Art’s Public Art Walk. “We teamed up with the Hyatt Place (adjacent to The Lakeland Center) to encourage visitors to walk downtown and then to encourage […]

Close Nov 2

Theatre Events: Final Performances This Weekend (Oct 30-Nov 2)

Thurs, October 30 – Sun, November 2, 2014 — Anton in Show Business Thur – Sat at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2:30pm. $18 Adult, $9 Student This madcap comedy follows three actresses as they pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas. A production of Florida Southern College Theatre Department Call 863-680-4296 or visit www.flsouthern.edu/ffa The Addams Family Fri […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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