Polar Bears on Vacation: The Art of Barbara Stone

Barbara Stone has exclusively used the image of polar bears as a personal symbol in her artwork since 1979. Her research has taken her to Canada’s Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Alaska to study the yearly migration of polar bears. A self-taught artist, she has developed a unique style of incorporating colored pencil with watercolor […]





LAG Spring Exhibition

Lakeland Art Guild juried show hosted by the Florida Southern College Department of Art and Art History for over 30 years. Exhibit runs through June 9. Open 9am-4:30pm, weekdays.





Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGN THESIS EXHIBITION March 17 through March 31, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery This exciting exhibition features the work of Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students, providing a glimpse into the creativity, resourcefulness, and professionalism brought by these gifted artists to the areas of print […]





Art-i-facts Spring 2017 (Mar-Apr)

Enjoy the on-screen edition of the March-April (Spring) 2017 edition of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.





Mysterious Art of Steven Kenny

MANIFEST CONTENT: THE MYSTERIOUS ART OF STEVEN KENNY January 20 through February 24, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, January 20 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery (Admission: Free) For this opening spring exhibition, you are invited into the surreal world of Steven Kenny.  In his paintings, human figures and elements of nature coexist in uncanny ways, creating symbolic juxtapositions […]





Student Art Exhibition

ALL-STUDENT EXHIBITION November 11 through December 9, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, November 11 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery We invite you to join us for this annual exhibition showcasing the work of current FSC art majors. With a reputation as one of the strongest centers of art study in the southeast, FSC’s Department of […]





Opening Reception: Art is a Technique of Communication







Fall Student Art Exhibition

I Heart the Arts at Polk State

Reception on October 6 from 5-7pm. Awards presented at 6pm.





Shining Silk: Arts of Japan

Needlepoint Artist Nancy Sutherland to Present Japanese Embroidery Masterpieces. The exhibition reception is from 5-7pm on October 6. Enamored by the exquisite beauty of Japanese embroidery since 1998, needlepoint artist Nancy Sutherland hopes to enlighten others and spark interest in Japanese embroidery and culture when she showcases her talent at the Japanese embroidery exhibit, Shining […]





Fall Show: Art is a Technique of Communication

Lakeland Art Guild open juried art show at The Lakeland Center. The reception is on October 5 at 6:30pm.





Polk Arts Alliance

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