Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center

Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center | Central Florida

Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center: Arts Center is housed in 1927 church structure.

Hours of Operation

  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meeting & Convention Features

  • Number of Rooms : 1
  • Capacity : 150 - 300 People
  • Square Footage : Not provided.

Original artwork in gallery is for sale as well as prints, cards, books, and music in the gift shop.

About Lake Wales Arts Center

Free Fun Year Round

The Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center brings together visual and performing arts, offering Central Florida the best of both. The Lake Wales Arts Council maintains the Center, arranging classes, concerts, and exhibitions that rotate throughout the year. The Center has extensive gallery space, and visitors are always welcome to enjoy the Center’s most recent display. The Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center offers many free and fun events throughout the year. Check the Center Calendar for the most recent information about collections, presentations and classes at the Center.

Cost: FREE

Meetings and Conventions

The former Holy Spirit Catholic Church, built in 1927, is a national landmark. The Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center, perfect for receptions and meetings, seats 250 people theater style and 120 banquet style.

Directions

I-4, S. on U.S. 27 for 30 miles, go under Hwy. 60 and turn left immediately to go East on Hwy. 60. Drive 2 miles and turn left on 11th St.

Blog Posts

Free Concerts Featuring Country, Gospel and Caribbean Music
The Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center will host its Up Close & Personal Summer Concert Series beginning June 13, giving patrons the opportunity to enjoy rising talents in genres from country to gospel – and all for free. “Our goal is to bring world-class art experience of all forms to students, families and the community as a whole, and Up Close & Personal is a perfect example of that.” [Read more]

Polk State’s First Annual Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival will Take Place April 9-12, 2014
“Timing was everything,” said Hines, the Lake Wales trumpeter who discussed the idea with fellow Lake Wales jazz artist de Lissovoy for years. “When Osubi Craig was hired as the director of the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center, he shared our vision and said ‘Let’s do it!’” [Read more]

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 and Victoria de Lissovoy at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center and Polk State JD Alexander Center. [Read more]