Open Studio with Live Model (non-instructional)

The Meraki Artist Resource Center

Studio time for serious artists to sharpen their skills with their preferred medium. Nude or semi-nude male or female model in a pose with lighting for shadow highlights. Bring your own equipment and supplies. Members $20/ Nonmembers $25.

Jazz Ensemble Concert

SEU Jazz Band

Join the Department of Music for an exciting evening of big band music featuring the classic sounds of the giants of jazz history. General: $5 Student: $3

Workshop: The Wild Side of Color

The Meraki Artist Resource Center

One day workshop with instructor Ron Malone. 9am-1pm, Oct 5

K-2 Elementary Exhibition: Learning to be me

On exhibit October 5 – November 10, 2019 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Artwork by Polk County Students Grades K through 2 This exhibition features the work of our youngest Polk County art students. The museum hosts several exhibitions per year in the George Jenkins Gallery that feature artwork by Polk County School District students. […]

All Around Lakeland

Lakeland Art Guild

All mediums, themed and juried show on exhibit in the lobby at RP Funding Center from October 4, 2019 – January 3, 2020. Awards reception: 6pm, October 10.

After Hours at the Museum

We’re staying up late. The Polk Museum of Art is open until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the following months: Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr, and hosts a Curator Tour at 6 p.m. on those evening. Join Dr. H. Alexander Rich, Executive Director and Chief Curator, for an in-depth tour of the Museum galleries, providing art-historical and curatorial […]

Visiting Writer: Joshua Eyler

Visiting writer Joshua Eyler to speak on the biological basis of learning and evidence-based pedagogy. FREE!

After School Art

Mondays, Sept 30 – Nov 4, 4:30 to 5:30pm (Doors open at 4:20pm) Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate Fee: Free for Members, $5 Non-Members per child per visit This is a program designed for the parent and child to learn and work together. Lessons vary in medium and are designed to be adapted for use at […]

Worldwide Day of Play

Play games from around the world as we celebrate the power of play on Sunday, September 29 from 1 to 4 pm. General admission is $9, and members are free.

The Art of Film: Cries and Whispers

Join us for our monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film. The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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