December at a Glance

Learn more or find details about Polk County’s arts and cultural events by using the search functions in our Calendar.  Click “Calendar” on the top navigation bar of the homepage to see the calendar with multiple search options.  View events by month, week, day, list, photo, map.  Or, use the search bar above the calendar […]

The 64th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition

Ridge Art Association Gallery hours are 12:30-4pm, Monday-Friday during show weeks and one hour prior to Theatre Winter Haven performances. Reception is 6-8:30pm, Saturday, January 11.

Opening Reception for Robert Farber: Sarasota-to-Lakeland

Opening Reception for Robert Farber: Sarasota-to-Lakeland, Bona Fide Florida “the map is not the territory.” A collection of works by Robert Farber, Professor of Art at Ringling School of Art and Design. In this particular series, he has selected images from hundreds of photographs shot en–route between Sarasota and Lakeland. To these photographs he has […]

Robert Farber: Sarasota-to-Lakeland

A collection of works by Robert Farber, Professor of Art at Ringling School of Art and Design. In this particular series, he has selected images from hundreds of photographs shot en–route between Sarasota and Lakeland. To these photographs he has added collage elements, drawing, and painting to create unique multi–media works of art that strive […]

January Happenings at the History Center

 Journey through Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. Family FunDay is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 11. Families celebrate Polk County’s citrus heritage with a citrus-themed craft. The History Center is also hosting a special Family FunDay at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in celebration of the dedication of […]

Saddi Khali Photography Exhibit

Bok Tower photo by Saddi Khali

Photographer, writer and performance artist, Saddi Khali spent a month in late 2013 as the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center’s first artist-in-residence. During his stay, Khali photographed scenes of Lake Wales for a new collection that will be on display at the Arts Center from Jan. 27 to Feb. 24, in honor of Black […]

Annual Decorative Art Show and Quilt Exhibit Reception

One Billion Rising Exhibition Reception

One Billion Rising

Polk State College Visual Arts is hosting an art exhibition February 4-20 that raises awareness about Domestic Violence, supports Women’s rights, and promotes art with a social context. This exhibition will provide the community with an cultural event and students with an opportunity to view, create, and exhibit artwork related to the cause. Students, Local, […]

The Young Artist Show Opening Reception

Exhibition runs from February 20 – March 16, 2014. Gallery Hours are 12:30-4pm Monday-Friday during show weeks and one hour prior to Theatre Winter Haven performances. Artist reception is Saturday, February 22 at 6pm.

Bok Tower Souvenir Showcase

Bok Tower Carillon

Bring your kitschy, quirky, historic and curious souvenirs to show off and see others from local collections and more.

Polk Arts Alliance

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