Bok Tower Gardens Announces Amended Operating Schedule Due to Hurricane Irma

The Gardens will be closed on Saturday, September 9, Sunday, September 10 and Monday, September 11. Pending no storm damage, the Gardens will reopen on Tuesday, September 12. The public will not be allowed to enter the Gardens until a safety assessment has been conducted and the all clear is given. Informational signage will be […]

“Building An Icon: The Way We Worked on the Singing Tower”

Bok Tower Gardens celebrates the city’s centennial anniversary, in partnership with the Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center, Florida’s Natural Grove House and the Lake Wales Public Library. The exhibit includes never before seen educational and historical materials about the craftsmanship and construction of Florida’s original attraction and iconic Singing Tower Carillon. The exhibit opens July 14, 2017 and […]

Exhibit Opens: The Way We Worked to Build the Library

This exhibit is part of the City of Lake Wales Centennial Celebration. This program is provided in coordination with the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit “The Way We Worked” which explores work in America and how it has changed over the years. Exhibits runs from July 10 until … ?

Treefish Artistic Services Sculpture & Carving Exhibit

The Local Artist Gallery is open during regular operating hours at the Lake Wales Public Library.

Brannen Lawson Multi-Media Exhibit

Exhibit in the Local Artist Gallery in the Lake Wales Public Library.

Lake Wales Centennial Party

The City of Lake Wales celebrates its 100th Anniversary May 28th on the shores of Lake Wailes.  

The Divine Command

Features the artwork of Clarence Tibado.

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 […]

Shining Silk: Arts of Japan Opening Reception

Needlepoint Artist Nancy Sutherland to Present Japanese Embroidery Masterpieces. 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 Silk: Arts of Japan hosted by the Lake Wales […]

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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