Reception: 66th Fine Arts Exhibition

Reception is 6-8 pm, January 9. Visit the reception before Theatre Winter Haven’s performance of the comedy “Caught in the Net” at 7:30 pm.

“Matter Makes Space” Reception

The exhibition will be celebrated at a reception on Friday, January 8, 6 pm, at the Museum. Michiko Fuji Fowler is the speaker at the Friday evening event. Members will be admitted for free; guests are $10.

Reception: Art Faculty Exhibit

January 7 from 5 – 7 pm. Gallery Reception for the Art Faculty Exhibit.

Reception: Black & White & Read All Over

Exhibition Reception open to the public from 6-8pm, Saturday, December 5. Juried competition on exhibit from December 3-20, 2015. All artworks must be black and white, including any framing. One of Ridge Art’s most popular exhibits. Gallery hours are 1-4pm during Theatre Winter Haven performance weeks and one hour prior to  Theatre Winter Haven’s performances of “Handle […]

Opening Reception: All-Student Exhibition

Exhibition of works by current FSC students. Exhibit runs through December 7.


This art party spices things up with a focus on the art of cuisine. Enjoy live music and a cash bar with beer, wine and a specialty drink. Tickets are $10 for Polk Museum of Art members, $15 non-members. Learn more!  

Gallery Reception: Faculty Photography

Artist Reception

November 5th meet-the-artist reception for “Garden & Groves,” oil paintings by local artist Blair Updike, on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center from October 16, 2015 through January 14, 2016. Meet the artist, Blair Updike, and share her love of blue skies, gardens and groves, twisted trees, and the way light plays across meadows and bays. […]

Concert with Folk Musician, Kristin Andreassen

A skilled guitarist and fiddler, Andreassen is also well-known for her lyrical prowess, having been described by The New Yorker as “inventive” and by The Boston Globe as “Sublime. Like a watercolor painting set to music.” Drawing her inspiration from American folk music, Andreassen played with stringband Uncle Earl and toured with the Appalachian clogging […]

Tea & Symphony

Tea & Symphony

Imperial Symphony Orchestra pre-concert lecture held the Tuesday prior to concerts.

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