Voices and Votes: Democracy in America Opening Reception

Join us in celebrating the grand experiment that is democracy in America this election year with the opening of Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. In collaboration with the Lakeland chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the exhibit opening features refreshments and living history reenactments by […]

An evening with Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards will discuss the evolution of voting rights with a special focus on women’s suffrage. Additionally, Edwards will highlight changing trends among Polk County’s voters and a few important reminders about our upcoming Presidential Election. *Registration opens August 24 at  http://whplprograms.eventbrite.com

Book Banter

5:30-6:30pm on the following dates: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, Jun 25, Jul 23, Aug  27, Sep 24, Oct 15. Love to babble about books? Feel the need to chatter about chapters? Here at the Polk County History Center we have the solution: Join our monthly book club! Each month […]

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 […]

An Afternoon Melody

Faculty-selected music majors perform individual and chamber works in the entryway to the beloved Polk Museum of Art. FREE!

Humanities Research Colloquium

A one day showcase of humanities research by Department of Humanities faculty and graduating majors. FREE! Buena Vida East 232, 233, 236

Senior Film Showcase

The culmination of the film major’s time at SEU, the Fire Film Festival is sure to provide audience members with excellent entertainment all while supporting the next generation of filmmakers. FREE!

Polk Arts Alliance

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