Coffee & Conversation

First Friday of each month from 10-11am hang out, drink coffee, talk art. . .that’s the good life!  Well, that IS the “good life” at least for an hour each month at The MARC and Coffee and Conversation series.  Enjoy coffee and insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of […]

Lakeland Art Guild Monthly Meeting

Lakeland Art Guild

Meets on the first Thursday of the month from September through May, 6:30-8pm. This is Lakeland Art Guild’s monthly meeting and program for visual artists.

Cameron Holmes Gallery Exhibit

This exhibition runs from February 3-27. The exhibit reception is from 5-7pm on February 11. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Explorations V celebrates Chinese New Year from 1-4pm on Saturday, February 1. Celebrate the Year of the Rat with fun activity tables lead by the Museum’s Chinese Family Ambassadors. General admission $9, members are free. FYI – The actual date of Chinese New Year in 2019 is January 25.

International School Day of Peace and Non-Violence

Join families from around the world in taking a peace pledge. General admission $9, and members are free.

Book Buddies

Mondays, 10:30am. An early literacy program for children not yet reading. Explorations V Children’s Museum programs are designed to focus on a particular learning style and/or developmental level and have fun themes that rotate monthly. Explorations V Children’s Museum delivers educator-directed programming daily as part of general admission or museum membership.


On exhibit January 11 – February 16, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Polk County High School Exhibition This exhibition features artworks by students grades 9-12 from Polk County School District high schools. Reception: Friday, January 11 at 11 am

Kick Off 2020 Exhibit

Lakeland Art Guild

All mediums, juried show on display from January 10 – March 13. Awards Reception: 6pm, January 16


Jan 8 & 9 @ 7:30pm. Intended for mature audiences. Tickets: $10. David Harrower’s play was inspired in part by the crimes of sex offender Toby Studebaker, and depicts a young woman meeting a middle-aged man fifteen years after being sexually abused by him when she was twelve.

Creativity Soars @PSC

This gallery exhibit is on display from January 3-30. The exhibit reception is 5-7pm, January 28. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 (863) 804-0494