The second art party in Polk Museum of Art’s new Art+ series is going to spice things up with some competition. Local restaurants will try to create the most delicious Asian fusion dish around at Art+Food, set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 23, at the Museum. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members; tickets may be purchased at the door or at
Art+Food is part of our new series of events that will offer new ways to experience the Museum. Attendees will be invited to sample Asian fusion flavors from local restaurants and cast a vote for their favorite. They can enjoy live music while perusing the exhibition “Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee,” and try their hand at Zen gardening. At the cash bar, they will find sake cocktails, craft beer and wine.
The Art+ series is being organized by The Graces, a new group of young women interested in sharing their time and talents with the Museum. Other Art+ evenings will include Art+Fashion (April 17) and Art+Sk8 (June 20).
Art+Food is sponsored by Dex Imaging, MIDFLORIDA, Publix Super Markets Charities, Southern Homes, A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure, Avon Leasing, Office Furniture Depot, Pennsylvania Financial, Republic Services, Joy Williams, a Friend of the Museum, and Tony’s Studio B.
Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida. The Museum is one of the Top 10 art museums in the State of Florida, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 561,000 residents of Polk County. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays; 1 – 5 p.m. Sundays; and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for Museum members. General admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors (62 and older). Children and students with student IDs are admitted for free. Special exhibition fees may apply. Admission is free to all on Thursdays, thanks to our partnership with the Chao Foundation; Fridays, thanks to BB&T; and Saturdays, thanks to MIDFLORIDA. The Museum is fully accessible.