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.





Mixed media by artist Pat Gooden

Artworks by Patricia Gooden are on exhibit in the local artist gallery at Lake Wales Public Library from December 1-31, 2015. Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs from 9am-6:30pm; Wed, Fri from 9am-5:30pm; Sat from 9am-3pm Patricia Gooden Artist Statement Using digital image-making technologies, I seek to create a world of people and places that seem to exist in multiple […]





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 […]





The World is Your Canvas

Open juried art show on exhibit in The Lakeland Center lobby through February 9. Award Winners: Best of Show: Helge Duemmel – $400 2nd Place: Preston Stafford – $250 3rd Place: Mary Correa – $150 Merit Award: Mal Surrency – $50 Merit Award: Gregory Jones – $50 Honorable Mention: Fay Kelly – Ribbon Honorable Mention: […]





Christmas Village Exhibit Opens

Experience a miniature lighted Christmas Village. On display through December 31. General daily admission to X5 is $7; discounted admission for senior citizens, military, and teachers with ID is $3.50. Children under two are free. X5 offers family memberships for $70.





Miniature Lighted Christmas Village Exhibit

On display through December 31. Included with admission. General admission $7; senior citizens, military, and teachers with ID is $3.50. Children under two are free. Explorations V Children’s Museum offers family memberships for $70. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9am-5:30pm. Closed Sundays and major holidays.





Art+Food

This art party spices things up with a focus on the art of cuisine. Enjoy live music and a cash bar with beer, wine and a specialty drink. Tickets are $10 for Polk Museum of Art members, $15 non-members. Learn more!  





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 […]





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