Exhibit Reception: Hispanic Heritage Month – Juan Miranda

5-7pm on Oct 1: Exhibit reception at Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the art of Juan Miranda.

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 […]

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.

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. […]

Workshop: The Wild Side of Color

The Meraki Artist Resource Center

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

Voices of the People: Merkava; Merkaba

Chamber Music Series. Let’s Call the Whole Thing “Awe.” Synchronized painting and performance featuring professors Scoggins and Menchan.

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.

Capturing Cultures Photography Exhibit

The Capturing Cultures exhibition runs from October 17-December 5. The exhibit reception and awards ceremony is 5-7pm, November 19. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm.

Student Art Exhibition

I Heart the Arts at Polk State

This exhibition of Polk State College student art is on display from Oct 17 – Dec 5. The reception and awards ceremony is from 5-7pm on Oct 17. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm.

Open Studio in Water Media

The Meraki Artist Resource Center

Class begins on Oct 23 and runs on Wednesdays thru Dec 4 with instructor Mal Surrency. No class Nov 27.

Polk Arts Alliance

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