Call to Artists for Arts in Transit

Arts in Transit

Greetings! Call to all artists! We are looking for artists and performers to participate in this year’s 4th annual Art In Transit week sponsored by Polk County’s Citrus Connection! Live art and creative performances are scheduled to occur during normal bus hours (between 8AM-6PM) the week of April 13th-18th.  This home grown community initiative encourages residents to utilize […]

The Lakeland Center Welcomes Lakeland Art Guild

The recent growth of the Lakeland Art Guild shows rich and compelling evidence that a fertile local art community exists right here in Lakeland and the Greater Lakeland area. Seeing a renewed synergy and enthusiasm, a leadership team emerged to articulate a vision and begin to fill an artistic need. The Lakeland Art Guild has […]

Fall for Art Festival 2014

Fall for Art Festival

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the second annual Fall for Art Festival, a series of events that highlights the work of emerging artists from Central Florida and encourages art collecting. The schedule includes: Thursday, November 13 Art to Wear: Artisans Market Time: Noon-8 p.m. Admission: Free Your favorite jewelers and artists are back to […]

Richard Powers Honored as Inaugural Polk Artist Hall of Fame Inductee

The Polk Arts Alliance recognized and honored artist Richard “Rick” Powers as the Polk County Inaugural Artist Hall of Fame Recipient at the Ramon Theatre’s 8th Annual Gala on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Frostproof, Florida. Award winning Florida wildlife and landscape artist Richard “Rick” Powers was born April 11, 1944 in Bartow, FL. as […]

KIDS TAG ART Kicks Off 9TH Year in Polk County

Kids Tag Art Dog

Southern Homes Returns as Major Sponsor of Kids Tag Art for 4th Year Bartow, Florida / PR Free/ July 28, 2014 Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County recently presented a $34,293 check to the Polk County School Board, on behalf of Kids Tag Art, a 5th grade school art project created and hosted by […]

Remembering Florsheim

Richard Florsheim, "Paris (aka La Seine à Paris)," 1963, color lithograph. Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection, Gift of the Richard Florsheim Art Fund.

On exhibit through October 12 in the Perkins Gallery at Polk Museum of Art. Richard Florsheim (1916-1979) was a prominent American printmaker, painter, sculptor, educator and writer. He graduated from the University of Chicago before studying art at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He completed his […]

Collected Color

Andy Warhol, "Cow (Pink on Yellow)," 1966, screenprint on wallpaper, Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection, Gift of an anonymous donor in honor of the 2012 Art Resource Trust and Adam Justice.

On exhibit through September 13 in Gallery II at Polk Museum of Art. Color is an important part of our world. It allows us to visually recognize, relate, and interact with our surroundings. Because of its enormous impact on how we interpret what we see, color has always been an important attribute of art. But, […]

Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast

Ascension quadtone pigment print Richard Sexton

Through September 13 at Polk Museum of Art. The exhibition reception is at 6pm, Friday, August 22, with a lecture by Richard Sexton, followed by light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. The reception is free for Museum members, $10 for guests. On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this […]

Artists: Apply Now for the Creative Capital Foundation Professional Development Workshop

June 6-8, 2014 at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa The Division of Cultural Affairs and Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. invite Florida artists to apply for a workshop opportunity in June 2014. This opportunity will be presented at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa by leaders from the Creative Capital Foundation through the Foundation’s Professional Development […]

Central Park Stroll Posponed to June 12

The Central Park Stroll and Main Street Winter Haven Art Walk that had been scheduled for May 1 was postponed to June 12. Strong storms were possible Thursday afternoon, and organizers said that posed possible safety issues for artists and guests. The time for the stroll on June 12 will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Source: […]

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