Historic Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

Bartow Oak Hill Cemetery

A walking tour of the historic Oak Hill Cemetery starts at the History Center in Bartow on the first Saturday of each month at 11am.  Many pioneer families are buried in this cemetery, including Civil War veterans Jacob Summerlin and Gen. Evander M. Law.

History Center Book Club

Zora Neale Hurston

August 5 and August 12, 12:15 – 1 p.m.: Book Club Bring your lunch and join the History Center for Book Club. In August, you will have an opportunity to participate in a reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s unpublished play, “Polk County.” This comedy takes place in the sawmill camp of Lofton Lumber Company.  When […]

Old County Courthouse Architectural Tour

Polk County History Center

August 7 at 11 a.m. Explore the courthouse and learn more about Neo-Classical architecture with our new architectural tour. The Old Polk County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1989. In honor of our 25th anniversary, we will be offering a family version of our new architectural tour as […]

Florida Dance Theatre Open House

Meet Florida Dance Theatre’s professional faculty. See the facility and check out Florida Dance Theatre’s fall schedule. Open house and fall class registration is on Saturday August 23 from 10:00am–2:00pm. New students ages 3 through 6 can also register on that day. Fall classes begin on Tuesday, September 3. New Students ages 7 and up must […]

Opening Reception: Australia and New Zealand

Photographs from the 2014 Study Abroad Trip.

Honor Sculpture Tour

Honor Sculpture Tour. Platform Art exhibit honoring Winter Haven Law Enforcement at Central Park, Winter Haven. www.platformart.org; 863-838-2262.

Free Admission: Museum Day Live! Visit on September 27

Explorations V Children’s Museum and Bok Tower Gardens will offer free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket on that day. Tickets are available to download at www.smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. One ticket per is permitted per household per email address. Each ticket is good for admission for two visitors and must be relinquished upon admission to […]

Opening Reception: A Demonstration of Contemporary Art in New York

Melvin Gallery

Exhibition featuring the art of Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. Exhibit runs from September 19 – October 31 FSC is pleased to present the works of two New York contemporary artists—Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. This exhibition of varied artwork will include large oil paintings and watercolor studies by Daniel Derwelis that demonstrate a blend of […]

A Demonstration of Contemporary Art in New York

Melvin Gallery

Exhibition featuring the art of Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. Exhibit runs from September 19 – October 31 FSC is pleased to present the works of two New York contemporary artists—Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. This exhibition of varied artwork will include large oil paintings and watercolor studies by Daniel Derwelis that demonstrate a blend of […]

Art Demonstration

Visit the Visual Concepts website or contact them by phone for artist information.

Polk Arts Alliance

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