Mayfaire Saturday Night

Mayfaire Saturday Night

A FREE community event celebrating the arts and athletes and is held after the art show closes around the Frances Langford Promenade on Lake Mirror. There will be live music by the Orlando band MPiRE, as well as food and drinks available for purchase. The artist and race award results are announced at approximately 8 p.m. A […]

MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

One of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida and is on Sunshine Artist magazine’s prestigious “Best 200 Art Shows” list. Come […]

Rachel Brame Exhibition Opening Reception

How to Cheer Up Dad

How to Cheer Up Dad. Book launch with author/illustrator Fred Koehler.

Join author/illustrator Fred Koehler at 1 p.m. for a short presentation on how he wrote and created the art for “How to Cheer Up Dad.” He will be at the museum till 3 p.m. to answer questions and sign books. PRESENTATION: The Making of HOW TO CHEER UP DAD                                                        1:00pm Meet the author / public book […]

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival (Nights)

Jewell of the Ridge Jazz Fest

April is Jazz Appreciation month, and the inaugural Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival will make for an experience unlike any other in Polk County. It’s going to feel like visiting a jazz club on the West coast or in New York. The Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival evening events at the Polk State […]

Community Stakeholders Meeting – The Economic Impact of Creative Industries: Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!

Polk Arts Alliance presents Community Stakeholders Meeting on May 7 hosted by Southeastern University. Sponsored by Grasslands, Peterson & Myers, P.A. and Community Southern Bank. Registration begin at 8:15am. The program begins at 9:00am. The Economic Impact of Creative Industries “Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!” Science, Technology, Engineering, (ARTs) and Math How Creativity Can Impact Community and Business Development and […]

Community Stakeholders Meeting: The Economic Impact of Creative Industries

Polk Arts Alliance presents Community Stakeholders Meeting on May 7 hosted by Southeastern University. Registration begins at 8:15am. The program begins at 9:00am. The event is sponsored by Grasslands, Peterson & Myers, P.A. and Community Southern Bank. The Economic Impact of Creative Industries “Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!” Science, Technology, Engineering, (ARTs) and Math How Creativity Can Impact […]

88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens April 20

Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

A longstanding tradition, Bok Tower Gardens will present its 88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20 at 7 a.m. with free admission from 6 to 8 a.m. More than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend the service as the early morning mist clears and the sun rises atop Iron Mountain. Handicapped parking, shuttle […]

May Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Dan Gunderson, "Iron Man," 2013, digital photograph

EXHIBITIONS Site Specifics: Works by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen Through June 8 This exhibition will include installations by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park. Working collaboratively, these two artists will transform the Museum with their site-specific installations that will provide visitors an opportunity to experience art […]

Central Park Stroll Posponed to June 12

The Central Park Stroll and Main Street Winter Haven Art Walk that had been scheduled for May 1 was postponed to June 12. Strong storms were possible Thursday afternoon, and organizers said that posed possible safety issues for artists and guests. The time for the stroll on June 12 will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Source: […]

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