Summer Teen & Adult Art Classes

These 6-week classes run on Saturdays from July 14 through August 18. Click on a class below for details. The below links take you to the Polk Museum of Art Website. Add to cart to start registration process. Don’t forget to “check out”. Creative Concepts in Photography (six-week class) from 145.00 Beginning Photography (six-week class) from 145.00 […]

Classic Albums Live 2018 Summer Series

Lakeland, FL – Classic Albums Live returns to the RP Funding Center with five iconic album performances for the 2018 Summer series. The Series Pass goes on sale on March 1 at 9:30 a.m. The RP Funding Center’s Summer Series will feature Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” on May 20 at 7 p.m., Queen “A Night at […]

Double Vision: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp

RICHARD HEIPP, CULTURAL STRABISMUS: VISION FAITH: SEEING BELIEVING, 1999, IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

Features air-brushed simulations of photographs and scanned objects, these works occupy the gray area between the manually produced painting and the digitally reproduced image. Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day): Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays including July 4 and Labor Day.  

The Recyclers: Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

The Recyclers - Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

This intimate two-work installation of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso’s The Recyclers featuring the finished painting and its study hung side-by-side — provides an instructive opportunity for viewers to engage in the process of close looking, gaining better understanding of the artist’s process and the methodology underlying her imaginative contemporary spin on Old-Master-style painting.

VAS Arts: My Community

An exhibition highlighting work from Very Special Arts of Polk County.

Polk State College Gallery Exhibition: Best in Show

Gallery hours: Mon-Thur, 10am-2pm.

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

Lakeland Art Guild

For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and to bring together the members of […]

Lakeland Art Guild – Opening Reception

Lakeland Art Guild

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and […]

Beth Ford: A Selective Retrospective

Beth Ford Studio Session

Beth Ford is an award-winning artist in drawing, painting, and intaglio printmaking at State, Regional, and National competitions. Her work is in several Florida Museums and many public and private collections throughout the South. Beth is also a well-known art educator for over fifty years and is a Professor emeritus of Art at Florida Southern […]

“Symphonic Dances” Orchestra Concert

Featuring the FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Celebrating the conclusion of the Festival of Fine Arts performance season, the FSC Symphony Orchestra presents a vibrant evening of symphonic music designed to showcase this mighty musical medium through various dance expressions and styles. In addition to Jacques Offenbach’s delightful “Can-Can” from Orpheus and the Underworld and […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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