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 […]

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.

Wisdom of the Crowd

A peer-to-peer critique held on fourth Thursdays at The MARC.

Faculty Gala

Join us for the Department of Music’s opening concert for the 2019-2020 school year. Our skilled professors sound in the 2019-2020 performance series for the music department with carefully prepared performances of their own. General: $5 Students: $3

Art Studio

Fridays & Saturdays, 10:30am. Open-ended art projects where every kid explores their artistic ideas. 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.

9 to 5

Musical based on the 1980 hit movie with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. Sept 13-22, Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm.

Polk Arts Alliance

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