MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire by-the-Lake is one of Central Florida’s biggest and oldest outdoor art festivals, and it's celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011. Think of Mayfaire as over 180 one-person exhibitions held around Lake Morton every year!

MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake Kick-Off Party

Join us on the Library Lawn for a fantastic party to kick-start MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake. Ticket-holders get all-evening access to an open bar and great hors d’oeuvres. $20 Members, $30 Non-Members, $35 Day of Event.

Exhibition Reception for Annie Leibovitz: Women

Join us as we celebrate the exhibition Annie Leibovitz: Women. Lecture at 6pm. Reception with light refreshments and cash bar at 7pm. FREE for Members, $10 Non-Members.

The Gala 2011

Polk Museum of Art’s annual black-tie benefit is also one of the best parties in Central Florida. It’s a memorable evening of dancing, socializing, and a wonderful gourmet dinner. A silent auction takes place throughout the evening, as well.

Exhibition Reception for Humberto Calzada

Join us as we celebrate the exhibition Humberto Calzada. Lecture by the artist at 6pm. Reception with light refreshments and cash bar at 7pm. Free for Museum Members, $10 for Non-Members.

Kwanzaa Celebration & Performance

Kwanzaa is a celebration of African-American culture, but this party is for everyone! Learn about the principles that Kwanzaa is founded upon, and do a little dancing with the Kuumba Dancers and Drummers of Tampa. FREE admission.

Gems & Jewels Artist Market

Your favorite jewelers and artists are back to dazzle you with their unique creations. It's a great opportunity to buy a wonderful, hand-crafted present for someone special in your life — or for yourself! FREE admission.

Holiday Luncheon

Enjoy the magic of the holidays with your friends! Join us for a scrumptious catered lunch, browse Gems & Jewels, and stroll through the Museum’s galleries. It’s a perfect occasion in elegant holiday surroundings. Reservations REQUIRED. Call for price and reservations.

Day of the Dead Celebration & Workshop

El Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones. It is celebrated every year around Halloween.

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