Arts & Culture

Polk Museum of Art Gift Shop [K12] – Hosts a variety of changing exhibitions ranging from ancient to contemporary art. Offers classes, workshops, tours, and camps for all ages. The Museum’s MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire-by-the-Lake fine art festival is held every Mother’s Day weekend. • 800 East Palmetto St. • 863-688-7743 • • Tu-Sa 10a-5p, Su 1p-5p

Lemon Street Promenade – This calm, green space stretching from South Florida Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue has seating and is home to the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition winners. New sculptures are installed every Spring.

Outdoor Public Art – Enjoy a self-guided walking or biking tour of Downtown’s outdoor public art found in Munn Park, the Lemon Street Promenade, the Curtis Peterson State Building, and around Lake Mirror. The locations of each piece along with the artist’s name can be found on a map in the visitors guide.

Explorations V Children’s Museum – Three floors of kid-powered, hands-on exhibits and mind-stretching programs in the arts and sciences to celebrate the five senses! Exhibits and programs vary throughout the year. • 109 N Kentucky Ave • 863-687-3869 • • M-Sa 9a-5:30p

Florida Dance Theatre • Polk County’s only professional dance company and training academy. Check their website for more details on the performances scheduled for 2018. Plan now to enjoy the intoxicating mix of passion, athleticism, elegant refinement, and classic modernity that you have come to love on the stage! • 305 W Main St • 863-802-0399 •