Category Archives: Cultural Arts

Arts Incubator to Open in Downtown on July 30

Community Invited to Arts Ensemble’s Outer Space Gallery Opening Winter Haven, Fla. — The Outer Space Gallery, an arts incubator project led by the Arts Ensemble Education Foundation, will officially open its doors on Thursday, July 30th, at 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Film Festival Celebrating Polk Artists and Beyond

The Ritz Theatre announces the 2015 Ritz International Film Festival being held June 19-21. This will be the third time the Ritz has hosted a film festival and continues to grow the festival. This year they will be accepting films … Continue reading

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Arts Incubator Coming to Winter Haven

A new arts incubator is coming to downtown Winter Haven through a partnership with four Chamber members: Polk State College, Polk Museum of Art, Six/Ten LLC and the Arts Ensemble Education Foundation. Official Press Release:  Arts Incubator: New Arts Ensemble … Continue reading

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Introducing the 2015 Outdoor Sculpture Competition Sculptures

The sculptures that will be placed in Winter Haven’s South, Central and Virginia Miller parks have been announced for the 2015 Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Every year, the Polk Museum of Art works with local cities to install new sculptures … Continue reading

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Winter Haven – a Music City?

Many of you may not know this about Winter Haven, but we have a rich and diverse musical history! Today Main Street Winter Haven, Inc. announced a revival of one of the gems of our musical past – The Derry … Continue reading

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7th Annual Central Park Stroll: You’re Invited!

The City of Winter Haven and the Polk Museum of Art cordially invite you to attend the 7th Annual Central Park Stroll: Thursday, May 3, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central Park Downtown Winter Haven Stroll the sculptures, enjoy live … Continue reading

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Polk Museum of Art Names New Executive Director

Claire Orologas of Wheaton, Md., has been named executive director of Polk Museum of Art, the Board of Trustees announced today. Her appointment is effective February 1. “I have been extremely impressed with the dedication of the staff and Board … Continue reading

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Jim Stafford to Headline at Renovated Ritz Theatre

Winter Haven native and nationally known comic-genius and musician Jim Stafford announced today that he will be performing at the newly restored Ritz Theatre in Winter Haven. His first production, “Jim Stafford — Home for Christmas” will run December 15 … Continue reading

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Chamber Board Urges New Chain of Lakes Complex Facilities

The Board of Directors of the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce met today, February 25, 2011 for their mid-year planning retreat. Among the items considered on the agenda was the fate of the Chain of Lakes Complex property fronting … Continue reading

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Tony Winner Karen Olivo Among Dueling Divas …

Polk County native and  Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo will join other well known female vocalists performing Friday, November 5 at the “Duelin’ Divas” event, a fundraiser for Theatre Winter Haven.   Karen was awarded the Tony for her performance … Continue reading

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