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 […]

Lakeland Art Guild Monthly Meeting

Lakeland Art Guild

Meets on the first Thursday of the month from September through May, 6:30-8pm. This is Lakeland Art Guild’s monthly meeting and program for visual artists.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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

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.

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.

Point of View Gallery Talk

Second Friday of each month from Noon-1pm, join the Chief Curator of the Museum or a special guest for an in depth overview of one of the current exhibitions. Sept 13 – Dr. H. Alexander Rich Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens Oct 11 – Holly Scoggins Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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