Transcendence

Showcases art created by high school students within the Polk County school district.

Translated Forms

Features the artwork of St. Petersburg artist Rachel Stewart.

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!

Hurricane Update: Polk Museum of Art Will Reopen on Sept 17

Polk Museum of Art

Due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Irma, the Museum has rescheduled, postponed, or canceled several events: Polk State Day originally scheduled Sept. 7 is rescheduled for Sept. 19 Art Lab originally scheduled Sept. 9 is rescheduled for Sept. 23. VSA Student Reception originally scheduled Sept. 9 and rescheduled for Sept. 16 is postponed until further notice. The […]

Harrison School for the Arts Senior Exhibition

Harrison School for the Arts announces the Senior Visual Arts Exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art with an opening reception on Friday, February 9 from 6-8pm. The exhibition features the most outstanding artwork from each of the 18 Visual Arts graduating seniors. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these exceptionally talented students. The […]

Senior Visual Art Exhibit Reception

Reception on February 9th celebrates the best of visual arts from the Class of 2017. The senior showcase is on exhibit at Polk Museum of Art through March 11.

The Art of Film – Hide Your Smiling Faces

A monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film. The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, […]

The Von Wagner Code

A unique exhibition inspired by the rediscovery of a damaged, lost painting on the Florida Southern College campus. Regular Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 1 to 5pm Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day): Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays including December 24, 25, and 31 and January 1. […]

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.  

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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