Apr 11: Opening Reception for Creative Youth: 15th Congressional District Competition

Polk Museum of Art

The awards ceremony for the annual exhibition featuring works of high school students in the 15th Congressional District is Saturday, April 11 at 11am. Admission is FREE. The exhibit runs through April 19, 2015. The exhibit is organized through the efforts of the Polk Museum of Art and the offices of U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross. The Congressional Award winning piece will travel to Washington, […]

Miniature Exhibition Artists Awards & Reception

Opening Weekend for The Miniature Exhibition. Join Ridge Art Association at the Artists Awards and Reception. Meet the Artists, enjoy the Exhibition and fellowship with new and old friends! The exhibit runs through April 26, concurrently with Theatre Winter Haven’s production of “Becky’s New Car.”

Free to Be Me: 3rd-5th Grade Students Exhibition Reception

Polk Museum of Art

April 25 – May 24, 2015 Awards Ceremony: Saturday, May 2, 11am and 1pm This exhibition highlights the artwork of Polk County’s elementary school students. This exhibition is sponsored by: Midflorida Credit Union and Publix Super Markets Charities.

Exhibition Reception for “Destinations in Painting” and “Moon Museum”

Exhibition reception for Destinations in Painting: The Kasten Collection and Moon Museum. The lecture begins at 6 pm, followed by hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Tea & Symphony

Tea & Symphony

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

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 […]

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. […]

Gallery Reception: Faculty Photography


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!  

Opening Reception: All-Student Exhibition

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

Polk Arts Alliance

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