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 […]




Students of Vicki Alley, Glass Painting

The local artist gallery is open during regular library hours.




National Public Lands Day/Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Admission is FREE with coupon. Get your coupon on the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! website.




Soiree de Jazz






Live at the Gardens: Brian Sutherland Band

SOLD OUT!!! The final performance in this summer’s 15th annual Live at the Gardens series features an encore appearance from the Brian Sutherland Band. This year, they bring a unique combination of jazz and pop featuring cello, guitar, bass, violin, drums, and three vocalists. The entire summer music series brings an eclectic mix of folk, […]




Voices of the People: Eloquence

Chamber Music Series performance with a piano trio composed of Carl Cranmer, piano; Kyle Lombard, violin; Derek Menchan, cello.




Dog Day of Summer

Benefits the Humane Society of Polk County. Regular admission for humans, $5 for dogs. Dogs must be on a leash. Learn more about this event.




Anton Brees’ Birthday Carillon Concert

The Carillon concert takes place at 1pm and 3pm. Serving from 1928 until 1967, Mr. Anton Brees was as the first carillonneur at Bok Tower Gardens.




Grandparents Day Admission Special

Free admission to Bok Tower Gardens on Sept 11 with grandchild.




Polk Arts Alliance

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