Art to Art: The Intersection of Images & Words

March 10, 6:30pm at Polk Museum of Art. Southeastern University Art to Art: The Intersection of Images and Words. FREE. Under the guidance of poetry faculty, Southeastern University students create original poetry describing works of art by Russell Young and Michiko Fujii Fowler on exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art. The original poetry is then […]





Bloomin’ Arts Festival

Frost Van Den Boom 45th Annual Bloomin’ Arts Festival March 5 & 6, 10am-4pm. Bartow’s population nearly doubles every year on the first full weekend of March, as artists, vendors, and visitors from all over the country are drawn to the city to celebrate everything art.  Bartow’s Bloomin’ Arts Festival is back in historic downtown Bartow […]





Davenport Hosts Florida’s Original Highwaymen Artists

See Florida’s rich and unique history unfold before your eyes as the Florida Highwaymen artists twirl their paintbrushes to create vivid paintings of Florida’s diverse landscapes and wildlife in person in downtown Davenport during the 6th Annual Highwaymen Weekend Extravaganza, March 4th and 5th. During the early 1950’s and through the 1980’s, a group of […]





Lakeland Art Guild Meeting

Lakeland Art Guild

Monthly meeting and program on the first Thursday of each month. Learn more at www.lakelandartguild.com.





Gallery Reception: Ceramics Invitational

March 3. Gallery Reception: Ceramics Invitational. 5-7pm. FREE. 





Support School Art: Choose A Kids Tag Art Vanity Tag Today

Support art in schools by purchasing a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for your front car bumper this year.  With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” states Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary chairman for Kids Tag Art, a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for fifth graders. […]





Oil & Acrylic Paintings by Joe Clantz

On display from March 1-31 in the local artist gallery in the Lake Wales Public Library. Free. Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-6:30pm; Wednesday & Friday, 9am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm.





Lake Wales Arts Festival

2013 Lake Wales Arts Festival

Feb 27 & 28, from 10 am – 5 pm. The Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival has a 45-year-old tradition of celebrating and exhibiting quality works of art by fine artists and artisans with up to 100 artists competing for more than $30,000 in awards! Presented by the Lake Wales Arts Council, the […]





The Gala

Polk Museum of Art’s annual black-tie benefit is also one of the best parties in Central Florida. It’s a memorable evening of dancing, socializing, and a wonderful gourmet dinner. A silent auction takes place throughout the evening, as well. Items for auction range from sports memorabilia, great vacation getaways, gourmet meals, jewelry, and more! For […]





Drawing Attention: Highlights from Drawing I & II

SEU Student Exhibition, Feb 25 at 6:30pm. Free. Celebrating student expression drawing in dry and wet media.





Polk Arts Alliance

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