Category Archives: Cultural Arts

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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Miller and Parker Dance Their Way To The Top

Friday evening the Polk Education Foundation “tripped the light fantastic” as it unveiled a fabulous new scholarship fundraising event entitled Stepping Out for Education. The event featured five well known Polk County business leaders that voluntarily took ten hours of … Continue reading

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Ten New Sculptures for Central Park Stroll!

The top 10 winners of the 2010 Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition have been selected and are being installed in downtown Winter Haven’s Central Park. This year’s outdoor gallery will be found in Virginia Miller Park (across from library), Central Park, … Continue reading

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City to Unveil Women’s Club/Museum Renovations

The City of Winter Haven and the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce extend a cordial invitation to all Chamber members to a special Business Open House at the newly renovated Women’s Club/Museum of Winter Haven History at 660 Pope Avenue … Continue reading

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Expect a “Whale” of a Sculpture Exhibition Downtown!

For the fourth year, the City of Winter Haven has joined with the Polk Museum of Art to bring ten outstanding outdoor sculptures to downtown’s three-block Central Park area for 2009. The sculptures will be installed during March. The exhibition … Continue reading

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