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 […]





Mark Mitchell: Multimedia & Conceptual Pop Artist Reception

Melvin Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016 – 7 pm. An international multimedia artist specializing in the painting of conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell draws on the power of  mass media and pop culture, repurposing contemporary icons, imagery, and techniques to create a personal artistic statement, rich in meaning and social commentary. With a career as […]





Mark Mitchell: Conceptual Pop Painter & Multimedia Artist

Melvin Gallery

Exhibit runs January 22 – February 19. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. An international multimedia artist specializing in the painting of conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell draws on the power of  mass media and pop culture, repurposing contemporary icons, imagery, and […]





Artist Lecture by Russell Young

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:00-7:30 pm A special lecture by artist Russell Young. For 20 years, Young photographed such celebrities as Diana Ross, Paul Newman, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. He also made a name for himself in film, directing more than 100 music videos for MTV. As creative decisions became increasingly made by corporate executives, […]





Opening Reception for “Erika Lawlor Schmidt: A Fine Romance”

January 14 from 5-7pm. Free. Lake Wales Arts Council exhibition of the Vermont artist’s recent prints, collages and constructions. The exhibit runs from January 12 through February 1. Thought provoking. Stimulating. Richly varied. Those reviews of Gary and Erika Schmidt’s “Vital Spark North” multi-media performance also describe the sparks of creativity the Lake Wales Arts Council will ignite with its […]





Erika Lawlor Schmidt: “A Fine Romance”

January 14 from 5-7pm. Free. Renowned for their edgy, avant-garde work, the Schmidt’s will return “home” for an exhibit of recent prints, collages, and constructions, “Erika Lawlor Schmidt: A Fine Romance,” January 12-February 1, with a free reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 in the Michael Crews Gallery in Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center. Thought provoking. […]





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.





66th Anniversary Fine Arts Exhibition

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 pm and one hour prior to all Theatre Winter Haven performances of “Caught in the Net.” The reception is 6-8 pm on January 9.





Polk Arts Alliance

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