Sm(ART) Business Symposium – Economic Impact of the Arts

SmArt Biz Symposium Oct 25

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm. Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts! This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th. […]

The Way We Worked

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit: “The Way We Worked” explores how work shaped America and will be on exhibit in the Polk County History Center from July 1 – August 12, 2017.    

Lunch and Learn

Polk County History Center

Join Polk County History Center on the third Tuesday of each month, January through November, for a fun Florida-themed lecture covering a wide variety or topics. Lunch & Learn is a free program and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

Architectural Tour of the 1908 Courthouse

Polk County History Center

Take a family-friendly guided tour of the courthouse and learn more about Neo-Classical architecture. The Old Polk County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1989.

Growing up Jewish in Polk County

Polk County History Center

New exhibit on display May 11-August 9, 2016. History Center hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm.

Bloomin’ Arts Festival

Frost Van Den Boom 45th Annual Bloomin’ Arts Festival March 5 & 6, 10am-4pm. Bartow’s population nearly doubles every year on the first full weekend of March, as artists, vendors, and visitors from all over the country are drawn to the city to celebrate everything art.  Bartow’s Bloomin’ Arts Festival is back in historic downtown Bartow […]

Bartow Art Guild Meeting

The Bartow Art Guild meets at the Bartow Civic Center, unless otherwise specified. The Guild meets on the second Monday of each month from September through April. The social time at 7 pm is followed by a short business meeting and featured art program at 7:30 pm. Guests are welcome. January 11 – Mixed Media […]

Festival of Wreaths Opening Night

The Festival of Wreaths Opening Night coincides with Bartow’s Lights on Main celebration. The halls of the History Center will be decked out with more than fifty colorful wreaths in celebration of the Festival of Wreaths. An appearance in the rotunda from Santa and Mrs. Claus is scheduled between 7 and 9 p.m. The couple will be […]

Festival of Wreaths

For the fifth consecutive year, the halls of the History Center will be decked out with more than fifty colorful wreaths in celebration of the Festival of Wreaths. During this holiday celebration, organizations and individuals from the local community decorate and donate the wreaths, which will be on display from Nov. 20 through Dec. 12 […]

Lunch and Learn: “The Way We Worked”

Polk County History Center

Chelsea Young explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments during the past 150 years. The presentation is an overview of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit which will be on display from Oct. through Dec. 2015 at the Mulberry Phosphate Museum.

Polk Arts Alliance

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