15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition (FLOSC)

Descending Night by Jack Howard-Potter

March 2015 – February 2016 Every year, Polk Museum of Art works with local cities to install new sculptures in downtown parks. This year, the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are participating in the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Sculptures are selected by a committee of community members and Museum staff for the Florida […]

Pop-Up Art Tour Launches August 21st

Main Street Bartow, Inc. is putting a new spin on economic development with an innovative approach to creating attention to some of their unoccupied buildings and spaces in their Main Street District. They will be joining the current trending craze of Pop-Up Art Galleries with a slight twist. Instead of staging the art in one […]

Pop-Up Art Tour Reception

Main Street Bartow, Inc. is putting a new spin on economic development with an innovative approach to creating attention to some of their unoccupied buildings and spaces in their Main Street District. They will be joining the current trending craze of Pop-Up Art Galleries with a slight twist. Instead of staging the art in one […]

Robert Vickrey: Master of Magic Realism

Exhibit runs September 4 – November 4, 2015. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, September 4 – 7:00 p.m. FSC is pleased to present the work of American master Robert Vickrey, one of the most celebrated magic realist artists of the twentieth century and perhaps the most storied […]

All Student Exhibition

Exhibit runs November 13 through December 7, 2015 Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, November 13 – 7:00 p.m. You are invited to join us for this annual exhibition showcasing the work of current Florida Southern College art majors. Having gained a reputation as one of the strongest […]

Mark Mitchell: Conceptual Pop Painter & Multimedia Artist

Melvin Gallery

Exhibit runs January 22 – February 19. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. An international multimedia artist specializing in the painting of conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell draws on the power of  mass media and pop culture, repurposing contemporary icons, imagery, and […]

Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

Melvin Gallery

Exhibit runs from March 18 – March 31. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session.Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. Featuring the work of Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students, this exciting thesis exhibition provides a glimpse into the creativity, resourcefulness, and professionalism brought by these gifted artists to […]

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Melvin Gallery

April 8 through April 28, 2016 Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. We are proud to present the annual senior thesis exhibition in studio art. This capstone show, celebrating the skill, talent, and creativity of our seniors, serves as evidence of their […]

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Exhibition

Melvin Gallery

May 13 through June 17, 2016 Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. Art exhibition: Melvin Art Gallery (Admission: Free)For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring Exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild. Founded in 1952, the Guild […]

Lakeland Art Guild Open Juried Exhibition

The Lakeland Art Guild’s Open Juried Art Exhibition runs from September 16 – November 11 in the main lobby across from the box office at The Lakeland Center.

Polk Arts Alliance

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