September Exhibits and Events at Polk Museum of Art

Elia Russinoff, "Design Proposal: Two Door Sports Car," 1953.

EXHIBITIONS Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile September 20-December 6 This exhibition showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling, through more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. An eclectic mix of […]





Innoskate Lakeland

Lakeland Skate Park at Lake Bonny

PMoA is partnering with the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation and the City of Lakeland to present Innoskate Lakeland. Innoskate Lakeland includes a skateboarding festival — with skating, clinics and more — at the Lakeland SkatePark on Lake Bonny and a skateboard art exhibition, panel discussions and demonstrations at […]





Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries

Jeepers! SCOOBY-DOO and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery in Lakeland. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and SHAGGY, FRED, DAPHNE, VELMA and SCOOBY-DOO are on their way in the MYSTERY MACHINE to help solve it! This hilarious live theater show brings everyone’s favorite animated […]





Mayfaire Saturday Night

Mayfaire Saturday Night

A FREE community event celebrating the arts and athletes and is held after the art show closes around the Frances Langford Promenade on Lake Mirror. There will be live music by the Orlando band MPiRE, as well as food and drinks available for purchase. The artist and race award results are announced at approximately 8 p.m. A […]





MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

One of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida and is on Sunshine Artist magazine’s prestigious “Best 200 Art Shows” list. Come […]





Community Stakeholders Meeting: The Economic Impact of Creative Industries

Polk Arts Alliance presents Community Stakeholders Meeting on May 7 hosted by Southeastern University. Registration begins at 8:15am. The program begins at 9:00am. The event is sponsored by Grasslands, Peterson & Myers, P.A. and Community Southern Bank. The Economic Impact of Creative Industries “Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!” Science, Technology, Engineering, (ARTs) and Math How Creativity Can Impact […]





Central Park Stroll Posponed to June 12

The Central Park Stroll and Main Street Winter Haven Art Walk that had been scheduled for May 1 was postponed to June 12. Strong storms were possible Thursday afternoon, and organizers said that posed possible safety issues for artists and guests. The time for the stroll on June 12 will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Source: […]





20th Anniversary Gala

Florida Dance Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Gala is Saturday, April 26 at Branscomb Auditorium on the campus of Florida Southern College. Join Florida Dance Theatre and international guest artists for an exciting evening of dance, featuring the professional company of Florida Dance Theatre and guest artists Clifton Brown, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Israel Rodriguez […]





Motion Picture Film Festival

Harrison Film Festival







May Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Dan Gunderson, "Iron Man," 2013, digital photograph

EXHIBITIONS Site Specifics: Works by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen Through June 8 This exhibition will include installations by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park. Working collaboratively, these two artists will transform the Museum with their site-specific installations that will provide visitors an opportunity to experience art […]





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