• Night at the Museum

    Night at the Museum

    A very special evening for grown-ups at Explorations V Children’s Museum.

  • Clyde Butcher Preserving Eden

    Lecture & Exhibit Reception: Clyde Butcher “Preserving Eden”

    Thirty pieces of Butcher’s large black and white photographs will hang in the Harrison Gallery until August in an exhibition titled “Preserving Eden.” 6pm Clyde Butcher Lecture. Tickets: $15. 7pm  Booksigning/Reception: Free and open to the public. During the summer, the public is welcome to visit the exhibit Monday-Thursday, 7am-4pm – free of charge. The […]

  • Sankofa Chorale

    An Afternoon of Melodies & Harmonies

    Student Recital & Sankofa Chorale Concert. 4-6pm, Sunday, May 15, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

  • FSCC

    Children’s Choir & Girls’ Choir Spring Concert

    The Florida Southern Children’s Choir and Girls’ Choir presents their spring concert at 7:30pm, Friday, May 13th. Tickets available at the door are $10 Adults, children are free.

  • LAG at Melvin Gallery

    Opening Reception: 45th Annual LAG Spring Exhibition

    Opening reception from 6-8pm, Friday, May 13. Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Members Only Invitational Art Show. Open To All Members of Lakeland Art Guild / Bartow Art Guild. Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild for over 30 years. The exhibit runs through June 17. Melvin Art Gallery is […]

  • Mayfaire photo by Gregory Mills, Polk Museum of Art.

    Mayfaire by-the-Lake

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 — Sunday, May 8, 2016 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  FREE Admission! MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by the lake from Polk Museum of Art on Vimeo. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown into one of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held […]

  • Mayfaire Saturday Night

    Mayfaire Saturday Night

    Saturday, May 7 (5:30pm – 11pm) Cost: FREE to everyone! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a free party on the shores of Lake Mirror, just two blocks north of Lake Morton. This event includes fireworks and the MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire 5K Race. (For more information about the race, contact Lakeland Runners Club.) Food vendors […]

  • Art-i-facts Summer 2016 Cover

    Art-i-facts May-Aug (Summer) 2016

    Please enjoy the screen edition of the magazine by clicking on the image below. The Summer 2016 (May-Aug) print issue of Art-i-facts Magazine may be found at arts, cultural and historic venues, Chambers of Commerce, Central Florida Visitor’s Center, The Lakeland Center, hotels, public libraries, nonprofit arts organizations, and local colleges and universities.

Upcoming Events

Fri 27

X5 Art Studio

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tue 31

Woodcarving

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 01

Twilight Farmers Market & Platform Art Forum

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organizer: Platform Art

Press Releases

Robert MacDonald AHoF

Polk Arts Alliance Inducts Robert MacDonald into Polk Artist Hall of Fame

Polk Arts Alliance cordially invites you to the 3rd Annual Polk Artists Hall of Fame Award, in memoriam of internationally renowned concert pianist Robert MacDonald during a free performance by the Florida Southern College Symphony Orchestra. Symphonic Celebrations April 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College Kira Omelchenko, conductor. Celebrating the remarkable range […]

KTA-Sara Krause-Lincoln Ave Academy

Support School Art: Choose A Kids Tag Art Vanity Tag Today

Support art in schools by purchasing a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for your front car bumper this year.  With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” states Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary chairman for Kids Tag Art, a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for fifth graders. […]

AEP5

Polk Arts Alliance Partners with American for the Arts on Prosperity Report 5

Meri Mass, Polk Arts Alliance Executive Director is excited to announce a partnership with Americans for the Arts (AFTA), to be included as one of the U.S counties that will be a part of the National Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Report. Participating communities represent all 50 states plus the District of Columbia but […]

January 12 Cultural Arts Council Meeting Video

Video from the Cultural Arts Council meeting on Tuesday, January 12. When I get a digital copy, I will post the meeting agenda below.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494