“Pierre Henri Matisse: Sparks of Creativity” opening reception

September 27 through November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in the 1960s, and, before his passing in July at 91 years […]

“Pierre Henri Matisse: Sparks of Creativity”

September 27 through November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  Monday through Friday Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in […]

Wisdom of the Crowd

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

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.

Art Party & Salon

At 5pm on September 15, enjoy libations, entertainment, and learning about our newest public art project: a student-designed sculpture for the Sensory Garden at Bonnet Springs Park.

Bartow Art Guild Monthly Meeting

Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from September – April. The monthly meeting is held at the Bartow Art Guild building. Refreshments are at 7pm. Program follows at 7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Gallery Exhibit: TBA

Runs Sept 9-Oct 10. Exhibit reception is 5-7pm, Sept 24. Gallery hours are 10am-2pm, Monday-Thursday.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Juan Miranda Gallery Exhibit

I Heart the Arts at Polk State

This exhibition runs from Sept 9 – Oct 10. Exhibit Reception: 5-7pm on Oct 1. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm.

Open Studio with Live Model (non-instructional)

The Meraki Artist Resource Center

Sept 8, 1-4pm: 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. Member $20, Nonmember $25

Pierre Henri Matisse: Stories of Creativity

On exhibit from September 7 – November 24, 2019. Museum hours are: Tuesday – Saturday | 10am-5pm Sunday | 1-5pm Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in the 1960s, and, before his passing in July at 91 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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