Nov 4-Dec 5: Gary Gessford Gallery Exhibit

Gary Gessford with one of his artworks

See Gary Gessford Artworks on Exhibit in the Winter Haven Fine Art Gallery at Polk State College. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from10am-2pm. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. Gessford Studio continues to bring creativity to the public through the visual arts, even after 35 years in Polk County. His two main areas of focus […]

Paintings of the Space Age and Regenerations2 Exhibitions End December 7

Robert T. McCall, “Apollo 8 Coming Home,” oil, 3’ 3 7/8” x 4’, from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on display at Polk Museum of Art.

Polk Museum of Art is proud to welcome an exhibition of large-scale paintings depicting space exploration from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition Paintings of the Space Age will be on view through December 7. Although the National Air and Space Museum is known internationally for its impressive collection of objects and […]

One Billion Rising Call for Art

One Billion Rising

Art Exhibition – February 4-20, 2014 Reception – February 6, 2014 5:30-7:30pm Artists Arise! Polk State College is hosting a National Juried Art Exhibition in reaction to the staggering facts regarding Violence against women. One Billion Rising is named for a troubling statistic, that one in three women, or an estimated 1 billion women, will […]

December 14-March 8: Stephen Knapp – New Light

Done for the Night Stephen Knapp

This exhibition at Polk Museum of Art includes 14 “lightpaintings” by Massachusetts artist Stephen Knapp. Knapp’s lightpaintings are created by using shards of fused glass, installed perpendicular to the wall’s surface, to reflect beams of colored light into abstract compositions. Learn more!

Through April 2014: Aviation Exhibition

Ridge Art Association and the City of Winter Haven exhibit at the Winter Haven Municipal Airport. Learn more: Phone (863)291-5661 or on the web at

Through June 25, 2014: My Winter Haven – As Our Community Grows

Ridge Art Association & Gallery & City of Winter Haven present As Our Community Grows August 21, 2013 – June 25, 2014 During regular business hours at Winter Haven City Hall. Learn more: Phone (863)291-5661 or on the web at

Through September 25, 2014: Our Citrus Connection

An exhibition presented by Ridge Art Association & Gallery & The City of Lake Alfred (at City Hall) Our Citrus Connection November 7, 2013 – September 25, 2014 Original drawings, oils, watercolors, acrylics, graphics, photography, mixed media, fiber, and sculpture completed within the last three years on display at Lake Alfred City Hall during regular business […]

Spring Art Classes Start January 27 at PMoA

Polk Museum of Art

Spring Art Classes give students the opportunity to associate with others with like interests and learn new skills in a laid-back atmosphere. Polk Museum of Art offers classes and instruction for all ages and experience. For the highest level of learning, all Museum instructors are certified art teachers and/or art professionals. Starting on January 27. Learn […]

Call for Artists Application Deadline: January 21

The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council will host a major art show and one day art and environmental festival at the DeSoto County campus of South Florida State College in Arcadia, FL on Saturday, February 8. Last year’s inaugural event drew over 50 artists from eight counties, with over 160 entries. The application deadline has […]

Jan 31, 2014: Application Deadline for Central Park Art Festival

Carol Napoli Booth 2012

The TD Bank Central Park Art Festival takes place in Winter Haven’s Central Park from 10am – 5pm on Saturday, March 15 and from 10am – 4pm on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  The artist application deadline is January 31. 2014. Download the prospectus/application: Central Park Art Festival 2014. Featured image is the booth of artist Carol Napoli, […]

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