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 […]

Members Reception

Members reception in celebration of Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens 6:00-8:30pm on Friday, September 6, 2019. Keynote Speaker: Scott Schweigert Curator of Art & Civilization Reading Public Museum Lecture followed by a reception and cash bar. This reception is a complimentary membership benefit. Students with valid ID are welcomed free of charge. Not […]

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 every month, and will host a Curator Tour at 6 p.m. Join Dr. H. Alexander Rich, Executive Director and Chief Curator, for an in-depth tour of the Museum galleries, providing art-historical and curatorial insight about one of our […]

Fiber Arts by Jane Herman

September exhibit in the Lake Wales Public Library Gallery. Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9am-6:30pm Wednesday and Friday from 9am-5:30pm Saturday from 9am-3pm Sunday Closed

Ken Bennett: Nature & Wildlife Photography

On exhibit through September 2019 in the Gray Gallery at Florida Wildflower Studios.

“Iceland and Ireland through Students’ Eyes: Photography from the 2019 Study Abroad Trip”

August 30 through September 13, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free During the month of May 2019, Florida Southern students embarked on a study abroad trip to Iceland and Ireland. Photographs, taken by students and faculty alike […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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