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.

Workshop: The Wild Side of Color

The Meraki Artist Resource Center

One day workshop with instructor Ron Malone.

K-2 Elementary Exhibition

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 every month, and will host a Curator Tour at 6 p.m. Join Dr. H. Alexander Rich, Executive Director and Chief Curator, for an in-depth tour of the Museum galleries, providing art-historical and curatorial insight about one of our […]

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 […]

Coffee with Artist Kelly Sturhahn

Please join us for a coffee reception with artist Kelly Sturhahn to celebrate her exhibition. Saturday, September 28, 2019; 10:30 am – Noon. Kelly Sturhahn is an Associate Professor of Art and the Director of the Foundations Program at Florida Southern College. Sturhahn holds a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design and an […]

Car & Truck Art Show

Lakeland Art Guild

Lakeland Art Guild Exhibit from Sept 28 – Dec 14 in the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) office. Open during LDDA business hours.

Polk Arts Alliance

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