Heart of the Arts Month
Central Florida is celebrating the Arts in a big way with more than 40 arts and cultural activities happening in the Heart of the Arts Month.
The Heart of Arts and Culture is Polk County, Central Florida
Every day Polk County’s cultural arts organizations and Polk Arts Alliance celebrate the arts, but October is a month to commemorate the arts in a big way. It’s National Arts and Humanities Month – the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation.
Central Florida’s Polk County has an active arts community with events running non-stop from now through the end of October. Heart of the Arts includes concerts, dance and community theatre performances, museum exhibitions and a renowned art show. Polk County has it all! We highlight great events below, and be sure to view our full Upcoming Events Calendar. The entire Heart of the Arts Month Events Calendar can be selected as well.
Heart of the Arts Events
Tuesday, October 2, 7;30 p.m. Youkey Theatre, The Lakeland Center. www.imperialsymphony.org
October 4-6 and 10-13, 7:30 p.m. Polk State College Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre www.polk.edu
Friday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland. www.polkmuseumofart.org
Saturday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. Ritz Theatre, Winter Haven. www.ritzoncentral.com
Saturday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. Corner of Bay Street & Tennessee Avenue, Downtown Lakeland. www.platformart.org
Saturday, October 20, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales. www.boktowergardens.org.
Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Polk State College Winter Haven Campus. www.polk.edu
Friday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Explorations V Children’s Museum, Downtown Lakeland. www.explorationsv.com
Friday – Saturday, October 26 – 27, 10:00 p.m., movie begins at midnight. Polk Theatre, Downtown Lakeland. www.polktheatre.org
October 27 – January 12. Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland. www.polkmuseumofart.org
Saturday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. E. Park Ave. and N. Lakeshore Blvd., Lake Wales. www.cityoflakewales.com
Saturday – Sunday, October 27-28, 2:00 p.m. Polk State College Fine Arts Theatre, Winter Haven. www.polk.edu
Attend local arts events like museum exhibits, local plays or concerts. If you have kids, make it a family outing! Take a class in creative writing, dance, painting or whatever strikes your fancy. View our full Heart of the Arts Month Schedule and enjoy the arts with your family and friends.