A Picture is a Poem Without Words

On exhibit through September 28 in the main lobby of The Lakeland Center.

Night at the Museum

A very special evening for grown-ups at Explorations V Children’s Museum.

Lecture & Exhibit Reception: Clyde Butcher “Preserving Eden”

Thirty pieces of Butcher’s large black and white photographs will hang in the Harrison Gallery until August in an exhibition titled “Preserving Eden.” 6pm Clyde Butcher Lecture. Tickets: $15. 7pm  Booksigning/Reception: Free and open to the public. During the summer, the public is welcome to visit the exhibit Monday-Thursday, 7am-4pm – free of charge. The […]

Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Invitational Art Show

Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Members Only Invitational Art Show Open To All Members of Lakeland Art Guild / Bartow Art Guild. Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild for over 30 years. The exhibit runs through June 17. Melvin Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm when college is […]

Children’s Choir & Girls’ Choir Spring Concert

The Florida Southern Children’s Choir and Girls’ Choir presents their spring concert at 7:30pm, Friday, May 13th. Tickets available at the door are $10 Adults, children are free.

Opening Reception: 45th Annual LAG Spring Exhibition

Opening reception from 6-8pm, Friday, May 13. Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Members Only Invitational Art Show. Open To All Members of Lakeland Art Guild / Bartow Art Guild. Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild for over 30 years. The exhibit runs through June 17. Melvin Art Gallery is […]

Tuesday Music Club Meeting

2nd Tuesday, 10:30 am meeting followed by a musical program. A catered luncheon follows at noon.

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire photo by Gregory Mills, Polk Museum of Art.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 — Sunday, May 8, 2016 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  FREE Admission! MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by the lake from Polk Museum of Art on Vimeo. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown into one of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held […]

Mayfaire Saturday Night

Saturday, May 7 (5:30pm – 11pm) Cost: FREE to everyone! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a free party on the shores of Lake Mirror, just two blocks north of Lake Morton. This event includes fireworks and the MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire 5K Race. (For more information about the race, contact Lakeland Runners Club.) Food vendors […]

Pops by the Lake: Soundtracks

May 6, 8pm. Southern Homes Pops by the Lake: Soundtracks Enjoy an energetic pops concert on the Friday evening before Mayfaire by-the-Lake. An Imperial Symphony Orchestra outdoor concert is a perfect prelude to downtown Lakeland’s annual art festival.

Polk Arts Alliance

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