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 […]





Erika Lawlor Schmidt: “A Fine Romance”

January 14 from 5-7pm. Free. Renowned for their edgy, avant-garde work, the Schmidt’s will return “home” for an exhibit of recent prints, collages, and constructions, “Erika Lawlor Schmidt: A Fine Romance,” January 12-February 1, with a free reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 in the Michael Crews Gallery in Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center. Thought provoking. […]





Reception: 66th Fine Arts Exhibition

Reception is 6-8 pm, January 9. Visit the reception before Theatre Winter Haven’s performance of the comedy “Caught in the Net” at 7:30 pm.





“Matter Makes Space” Reception

The exhibition will be celebrated at a reception on Friday, January 8, 6 pm, at the Museum. Michiko Fuji Fowler is the speaker at the Friday evening event. Members will be admitted for free; guests are $10.





66th Anniversary Fine Arts Exhibition

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 pm and one hour prior to all Theatre Winter Haven performances of “Caught in the Net.” The reception is 6-8 pm on January 9.





Art Faculty Gallery Exhibit

Gallery Hours are M-Th, 10 am – 2 pm. Reception is on January 7 from 5 – 7 pm.





Mixed Media by artist Cathie Harris

Local Artist Gallery in the Lake Wales Public Library. FREE. Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-6:30pm; Wednesday & Friday, 9am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm.





Matter Makes Space: Michiko Fujii Fowler

Award winning Japanese artist Michiko Fujii Fowler explores how space is altered by the painting process. She is intrigued by a painting’s duality of space: the illusive space within a painting and the physical space of a painting. Fowler explains, “I believe that a painting has two layered spaces: one is fictional space that is […]





Forever Young: A Retrospective

Russell Young’s exploration of American counter culture represents a journey that bares witness to both the excess and ambition that has helped shape the “American dream,” a brooding and sometimes brutal celebration of the characters and events that glamorize and chastise in equal measure. Whether through direct visual reference or by title, the works set […]





Black & White & Read All Over

A juried competition on exhibit from December 3-20, 2015. All artworks must be black and white, including any framing. Gallery hours are 1-4pm during Theatre Winter Haven performance weeks and one hour prior to  Theatre Winter Haven’s performances of “Handle with Care.” Join Ridge Art an artist reception, open to the public from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 5.





Polk Arts Alliance

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