The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College Thanks 2017 Summer Art Camp Donors

The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College recently hosted a thank you breakfast for its 2017 Art Camp scholarship donors.

Donors Vicky Luffman of Lakeland and Judith Darby of Bartow also visited the classrooms with museum staff following the breakfast.

The scholarship campaign raised $13,335 to support students who otherwise would not be able to attend the camp. That amount includes a $2,500 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The museum awarded 38 scholarships to children. Throughout the six-week summer program that ends Friday, the museum served 225 students between its Lakeland and Winter Haven locations.

Students ages 7-13 enjoyed learning and creating art in a variety of mediums such as animation, painting, skateboard design and jewelry-making. The museum has offered its Summer Art Camp for the past 29 years, and many generations of Polk County children have participated.

As noted by current parent Tifane Worsley to Education Manager Ellen Chastain, “I remember being in fourth grade and being awarded a scholarship to a summer program through the Polk Museum of Art. I’m so thrilled there is still so much support from the community.”

To learn more about the Polk Museum of Art education programs, contact Chastain at 863-688-7743 x227 or