Summer Art Classes Begin

Teen and adult classes are held on Saturdays during the Summer. The four 6-week classes offered on Saturdays this summer that begin on July 8 are: Beginning Photography ($145) Creative Concepts in Photography ($145) Painting with Pastels ($145) Art History: Famous Masters, Famous Students ($100) Learn more!





Florida Wild

Florida Wild presents a collection of landscape and wildlife photographs by acclaimed conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian Carlton Ward.





Photography Exhibit Reception: Across the Land and Seas







Unforeseen Light: A Study in Reflection

Polk Museum of Art

Showcases David Woods’ experimentation with high-dynamic-range photography.





Capturing Cultures Photo Contest

I Heart the Arts at Polk State

September 1 – October 17 – Capturing Cultures Photo Contest.  $10 per image, up to 5 images.  Entry fees waived for up to 3 images for Polk State College students/faculty/staff, if submitted by September 30th.  To enter the contest, email ksimpson@polk.edu, or call 863.669.4917 for entry instructions. This contest precedes the Gallery Exhibit: Capturing Cultures Photography […]





Yvonne Rigdon Tanner, Photography Exhibit

Open during regular library hours.  





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 […]





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 […]





Preston Stafford: Multi-Media Artist Exhibit

In the local artist gallery at the Lake Wales Public Library. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 9am-6:30pm; Wednesday & Friday from 9am-5:30pm.





Gallery Reception: One Billion Rising

A reception for the “One Billion Rising” exhibition takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 4. The reception is free and open to the public. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. Polk State will host “One Billion Rising,” an exhibition to raise awareness about domestic violence and women’s rights, Feb. 1-24 at […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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