Annual FSC All-Student Exhibition

Join us for a celebration of current work created by Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition showcases the exceptional skills of our talented freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in all media. The breadth of the Department of Art and Art History is emphasized as we feature works in ceramics, painting, digital illustration, printmaking, and sculpture. […]

Student Art Exhibition – Opening Reception

Annual All-Student Exhibition Join us for a celebration of current work created by Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition showcases the exceptional skills of our talented freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in all media. The breadth of the Department of Art and Art History is emphasized as we feature works in ceramics, painting, digital illustration, […]

Art Crawl 2017

50 ARTISTS, 16 ART ORGANIZATIONS, LIVE MUSIC & MORE! Join us for this FREE one-day art festival featuring 50 local artists from over 20 different cities in Central Florida selling artwork and competing for prizes alongside live music, live art demonstrations and featured local organizations and sponsors that proactively support the arts. This 5th annual […]

Disruption and Conversation: Jerry N. Uelsmann, 50 Years in the Darkroom

Following the Melvin Gallery’s first-ever spring Pop-Up exhibition, we are pleased to present a retrospective of Jerry N. Uelsmann’s fifty-year career. Long before the invention of Adobe Photoshop, Uelsmann created photomontages by exposing multiple film negatives onto a singular sheet of photo paper in the darkroom, opposing the prominent idea that the final image should […]

Disruption and Conversation: Opening Reception

 Jerry N. Uelsmann, 50 Years in the Darkroom Following the Melvin Gallery’s first-ever spring Pop-Up exhibition, we are pleased to present a retrospective of Jerry N. Uelsmann’s fifty-year career. Long before the invention of Adobe Photoshop, Uelsmann created photomontages by exposing multiple film negatives onto a singular sheet of photo paper in the darkroom, opposing […]

Hurricane Update: Polk Museum of Art Will Reopen on Sept 17

Polk Museum of Art

Due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Irma, the Museum has rescheduled, postponed, or canceled several events: Polk State Day originally scheduled Sept. 7 is rescheduled for Sept. 19 Art Lab originally scheduled Sept. 9 is rescheduled for Sept. 23. VSA Student Reception originally scheduled Sept. 9 and rescheduled for Sept. 16 is postponed until further notice. The […]

Support School Art: Choose A Kids Tag Art Vanity Tag Today

Support art in schools by purchasing a Kids Tag Art vanity tag for your front car bumper this year.  With proceeds going to classroom arts, it’s a “win-win” states Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary chairman for Kids Tag Art, a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for fifth graders. […]

Art-i-facts Magazine: Fall 2015 (Sept-Oct)

The print edition of the Fall 2015 (September-October) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Polk County History Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake […]

Pop-Up Art Tour Launches August 21st

Main Street Bartow, Inc. is putting a new spin on economic development with an innovative approach to creating attention to some of their unoccupied buildings and spaces in their Main Street District. They will be joining the current trending craze of Pop-Up Art Galleries with a slight twist. Instead of staging the art in one […]

15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition (FLOSC)

Descending Night by Jack Howard-Potter

March 2015 – February 2016 Every year, Polk Museum of Art works with local cities to install new sculptures in downtown parks. This year, the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are participating in the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Sculptures are selected by a committee of community members and Museum staff for the Florida […]

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