Polk County Arts & Culture

Polk County has a diverse and vibrant arts and culture scene that includes gardens and historic theatres, Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, Polk Museum of Art and world renowned architecture.

Polk Museum of Art

When you look at top Florida attractions you will find that the Polk Museum of Art is named as one of the top ten aside that it is also a Smithsonian Institution affiliate. It features a massive collection of American Decorative Arts, European, Asian and Pre-Columbian Arts, Modern and contemporary arts and more. A bonus is when visiting the Pol Museum of Art is its location across the Red Door Wine Market and Master Fish for fine dining after a museum visit. The museum also offer free workshops to those interested in learning more about art and creating artworks.

Theatre Winter Haven is another big attraction in the arts and culture scene which opened in 1970 with various special events, touring productions and other large theater productions with high caliber performances.

In Lakeland people have the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and it offers outstanding shows that are comprised of 80 musicians that love inspiring and captivate audiences. Anoter must see is the Ramon Theater which was built in 1925. It offers vibrant entertainment, holiday events and music series as well as Murder Mystery dinners and more.

In Polk County is also the Polk Theatre also built many years ago in 1928 where Elvis Presley also performed in 1956. Today it is still used for numerous special events, independent films and more. Then locals and visitors also have the excellent Lake Wales Arts Center which are located inside what was once the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Polk County offers much more in respect of arts and culture, but outstanding architecture too which include the Historic L.B. Brown House, large collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings and more. A great way to learn more about Polk County is following the Heritage Trail which include a visit to the Webb Candy Factory located in Davenports where you can follow the long trail of making citrus candy using old fashioned recipes, wooden paddles and copper kettles that dates back to 1932 and still in use today.