Gooch & Miller Gallery Exhibit

Exhibit runs from January 1-22, 2015. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

The Lakeland Center Welcomes Lakeland Art Guild

The recent growth of the Lakeland Art Guild shows rich and compelling evidence that a fertile local art community exists right here in Lakeland and the Greater Lakeland area. Seeing a renewed synergy and enthusiasm, a leadership team emerged to articulate a vision and begin to fill an artistic need. The Lakeland Art Guild has […]

Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee & Her Self: Portraits by Kathy Sosa

Chile Lillies - Kathy Sosa

Polk Museum of Art is now showing two exhibitions by contemporary female painters whose colorful works were influenced by specific cultures. Both will be on view through March 14. Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee The late Chinese-American artist Gabrielle Wu Lee described her paintings as works of “dynamic expressionism.” Her works beautifully meld Eastern […]

LAG Members Only Juried Exhibition

Best of Show: Mal Surrency, Repair Work

Visit Lakeland Art Guild’s inaugural members only juried exhibition in the main lobby of The Lakeland Center. The award winners are: Best of Show, Mal Surrency, Repair Work, Watercolor Second Place, Greg Jones, The Deep Woods, Mixed Media Third Place, Sharon Siebert Haeusler, Glad to Meet You, Watercolor Merit Award, Toni Treverton, The Arrangement, Oil Merit […]

Festival of Wreaths

Festival of Wreaths

Celebrate the holidays in Neo-classic style and elegance at the Polk County History Center. The 1908 Courthouse has been the heart of Polk County for more than 100 years and remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the community. The courthouse is resplendent this season, with holiday programs and activities all offered free […]

Holiday Village Exhibit Opens

Explorations V

In addition, as part of Polk County Family Day, donations are being accepted of personal hygeine items to benefit the homeless. Please call 863-687-3869 to find out what items can be donated for free admission with each person donation.

FSC Student Exhibition

Melvin Gallery

Exhibition of current work from Florida Southern College art majors. Displayed annually, this exhibition demonstrates once again why FSC’s Department of Art and Art History has gained the reputation as one of the strongest centers of art study in the southeast. During the opening reception, the prestigious Florida Art Award is presented to a junior […]

Coffee with Faculty Artists

Polk Museum of Art

The faculty artists who are featured in Working Title: A Faculty Exhibition will be available to discuss their work at “Coffee with the Artists,” an informal event beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 8, upstairs at the Museum. The public is invited. Admission to the event and the Museum is free. The exhibition runs September […]

Election Day

Polk Museum of Art offers FREE admission for anyone who wears their “I voted” sticker on this day. Museum hours on Tuesday are 10am-5pm.

Gary Baker Gallery Exhibit

Baker worked as an art professor at Polk State for 37 years, a tenure that was celebrated on numerous occasions prior to his retirement in December 2013. He passed away suddenly in early January 2014. The exhibit runs from November 3 – December 4 with an opening reception on November 6 at 5:30pm. Admission into […]

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