Very Much A Lady: Lifestyle and Fashion of the Proper Woman, 1900 to 1920

On exhibit from September 10 through December 31, 2015. Hours are 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday, except on major holidays. Return to a more elegant and stylish era with a new temporary exhibit featuring unique and vintage couture fashion and accessories. The exhibit, “Very Much a Lady: Lifestyle and Fashion of the Proper Woman, 1900-1920,” is curated from […]





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 […]





Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection

Exhibit runs through December 6, 2015. Regular Museum Hours Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 1-5pm. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and major holidays. Polk Museum of Art proudly welcomes “Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection,” an exhibition that will transport viewers to different places and times, from the mid-19th […]





Victory Florida: Honoring Polk County’s WWII Contributions

Exhibition dates are June 2015 – September 2016. Hours are 9am-5pm. August 15, 2015 is the 70 year anniversary of V-Day, or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945. The Florida Department of State is drawing attention to this important anniversary during 2015 with the campaign “Victory Florida,” which honors and […]





Finding the Fountain of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Discovering Florida's Magical Waters by Rick Kilby.

June 2015 – September 2016. Hours: Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm. The Polk County History Center also is proud to host a traveling exhibit by graphic designer Rick Kilby, Finding the Fountain of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters. This exhibit examines how the legend of Ponce de Leon’s quest for restorative waters shaped the Sunshine State’s […]





Good Reasons for Good Roads: Celebrating Dixie Hwy at 100 Years

June 2015 – September 2016. Hours: Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm The Dixie Highway’s initial route officially opened in 1915 and transformed the cultural landscape of Florida. In honor of this ambitious construction project, Good Reasons for Good Roads: Celebrating the Dixie Highway at 100 Years is a temporary exhibit exploring early highways, the people who traveled them […]





Spring Open All-Media Juried Art Exhibition

Lakeland Art Guild

Extended through Labor Day.





Learning to Be Me: K-2nd Grade Student Exhibition Awards Reception

This exhibit features artwork by Polk County’s youngest students from May 30 through July 12. Awards ceremonies are held at 9am and 11am.





Learning to Be Me: K-2nd Grade Students Exhibition







Aviation Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Awards

Join Ridge Art for the Artists Awards and recognition for the 2015-2016 Aviation Exhibition at Winter Haven Municipal Airport. As always Food, Libations and great fellowship. Free and open to the public.





Polk Arts Alliance

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