Heart for Art

On exhibit June 20 – August 30, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Artwork by Polk County Students Grades K through 12 The museum hosts several exhibitions per year in the George Jenkins Gallery that feature artwork by Polk County School District students. From each of these exhibitions, one piece is purchased by the Museum […]

Docent-Led Tour

Third Saturdays of the month Tour begins at 11:00am and ends at noon. Free for everyone. Join us each month to get a fresh look into the Museum’s main exhibition through connecting conversations with one of our passionate docents. Learn the stories behind the work and talk “art” with ease as we bring people and […]

Lakeland Art Guild Exhibition

For over thirty years, the Florida Southern College has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and to bring together the members of […]

Art Out Loud

On exhibit May 2 – June 14, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Artwork by Polk County Middle School Students This exhibition features the work of artists grades 6 through 8. The museum hosts several exhibitions per year in the George Jenkins Gallery that feature artwork by Polk County School District students. From each of […]

Student Portfolio Exhibition

I Heart the Arts at Polk State

The gallery exhibit runs from April 23 – May 7. The exhibit reception is 5-7pm, April 28. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

April 3 through April 24, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern College’s own senior studio art students. Each senior explores a unique central idea over the course […]

Creative Youth

On exhibit March 28 – April 26, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery, Reception/Award Ceremony: Saturday, April 18 at 11 am This annual exhibition is a juried competition for 15th Congressional District high school art students. The winning Congressional Award from this competition, chosen by 15th Congressional District Representative, travels to Washington, D.C. to be […]

A Big Miniature Show

On exhibit from March 16 – April 2020 Entries are due March 11-13 during Studio hours. Contact Florida Wildflower Studios for additional details.

Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

March 13 through March 27, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  As you may have noticed from past exhibitions, Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students are challenged each year to create a fictitious company. They are then […]

Student Art Exhibition

Student art is on display in the Lakeland Gallery from March 9 – May 7. The exhibit reception is from 5-7pm on April 14. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Polk Arts Alliance

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