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 […]

Student Art Exhibition: Best in Show

This summertime gallery exhibit from May 18-July 30 features the “Best in Show” student artworks. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm.  

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.

Art Exhibit Reception: Student Showcase

Features the best of various artistic disciplines created by students within the department of Visual Arts. FREE!

Members’ Open Studio

Wednesdays, 10am-4pm. Artists and musicians gather to create. Bring your own supplies. Order in lunch.

Access Art: Special Needs

The group meets for the talk and tour at 11:00 am on the 1st Saturday of every month unless it falls on a holiday weekend. After the tour the group meets at Kelly Recreation Center to make art inspired by the museum visit. This program invites individuals with special needs and varying exceptionalities to meet […]

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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