• Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

    88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens April 20

    A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20 at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. More than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist clears and the sun rises atop Iron Mountain. Handicapped parking, shuttle […]

  • STEAM Event

    Community Stakeholders Meeting – The Economic Impact of Creative Industries: Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!

    Polk Arts Alliance presents Community Stakeholders Meeting on May 7 beginning at 8:30am hosted by Southeastern University. Sponsored by Grasslands and Peterson & Myers, P.A. The Economic Impact of Creative Industries “Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!” Science, Technology, Engineering, (ARTs) and Math How Creativity can Impact Community Development, Business Recruitment, Retention, Expansion and the Workforce  Opening Remarks by […]

  • Polk Museum of Art

    “Creative Youth” Exhibition

    Polk Museum of Art proudly hosts the annual “Creative Youth” exhibition, which features works by high school students in the 15th Congressional District. The exhibition will be on view from April 12 through May 18 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery at the Museum. The exhibition is organized by the Polk Museum of Art […]

  • Chagall for Children

    Chagall for Children

    Explorations V Children’s Museum is proud to serve as a venue for the world class Chagall for Children traveling exhibit. The interactive exhibit runs through July 12. The Ribbon Cutting signifying the grand opening of the exhibit took place on Saturday, April 12 during the annual Children’s Festival at Explorations V. The exhibit, created by the […]

  • ART-i-facts April-July 2014

    ART-i-facts April-July 2014

    Pick up a print copy of Art-i-facts Magazine at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof; public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake Wales; and arts and cultural venues around Polk County. Click the image below to flip through […]

  • On Lemon Street in Lakeland, Jerzy Kedziora's "Feng Shui" of coldcast bronze is suspended between the trees.

    Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition To Show Winning Works in 3 Cities

    14th Annual Exhibition to Feature Art in Winter Haven, Lakeland & Sebring LAKELAND ― Polk Museum of Art and the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are pleased to announce the selection of 26 new sculptures that will be displayed in downtown parks as part of the 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The […]

Events

  1. Spring Guitar Concert

    April 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
  2. Woodcarving

    April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Dixie Swim Club

    April 24
  4. Wind Ensemble Concert

    April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
  5. Songs Without Words

    April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Press Releases

Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens April 20

A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20 at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. More than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist clears and the sun rises atop Iron Mountain. Handicapped parking, shuttle […]

Jewell of the Ridge Jazz Fest

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Internationally known jazz artists will perform free concerts during the first annual Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival on April 9-12, 2014. Presented by Polk State College and the Lake Wales Arts Council, the Festival will feature John Abercrombie, Randy Corinthian, T FOXX and Orquesta Aragon, along with Lake Wales jazz artists Charlie “Topp” Hines […]

Explorations V Children's Festival

Children’s Festival Features Grand Opening of Chagall for Children & Hand ‘n Hand Traveling Art Exhibits

Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts its annual Children’s Festival Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am until 3pm. The festival includes art, science, music, woodworking, bounce house, entertainment and many other hands-on activities throughout nearby Munn Park. A bicycle give-away, nature show and “big wheel” vehicles are also scheduled. A ribbon cutting will be held at 11a.m. […]

Grown-up Night at the Museum

[Grown-up] “NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM”

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, hosts its annual “Night at the Museum” Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 7-10pm. Tickets for the evening are $50 each or ten for $450. The special adult event features food, live music by the Sofa Kings, dancing, a silent auction and local […]

Bok Tower Book Cover

Special Presentations for the Gardens Planned

Kenneth Treister at Florida Southern College March 23, Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal Dr. Jorge Santiago-Blay at Bok Tower Gardens March 24, The Gooey Stuff that Plants Ooze LAKE WALES, Fla. — The public is invited to attend two very different presentations about Bok Tower Gardens, scheduled to take place March 23 and 24. […]

On Lemon Street in Lakeland, Jerzy Kedziora's "Feng Shui" of coldcast bronze is suspended between the trees.

Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition To Show Winning Works in 3 Cities

14th Annual Exhibition to Feature Art in Winter Haven, Lakeland & Sebring LAKELAND ― Polk Museum of Art and the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are pleased to announce the selection of 26 new sculptures that will be displayed in downtown parks as part of the 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The […]

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