Sidestreet Art Beat Inc. endeavors to provide awareness for the healing power of the arts through engagement. We actualize our mission through asserting the powers of expression within an individual's spirit in the creation of art, writing and drumming while providing a vehicle for self-seeking reflection. 
Art is the common language that cuts across racial, cultural, social, educational and economic barriers.


1st Saturday of the Month, 11:00 am

This program is designed to provide art opportunities and engagement at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland. Program for individuals with varying exceptionalities and special needs in a nurturing, non judgemental museum environment. We discuss pieces of art on exhibit and then go off site to Kelly Recreation located on Imperial Blvd. for hands on art making.

Quarterly visits scheduled for individuals with Alzheimer's and related Dementias.  Call for dates..... 863-224-8557

Sidestreet Art Beat Inc 501c3
110 3rd St. SW (Downtown) Winter Haven, FL 33880-2907
​Contact: Tinia Clark 863-224-8557


Sidestreet Art Beat Inc. 

 A 501(c)3 that focuses on the needs of individuals faced with life challenges such as Alzheimer's and related Dementia and Autism by providing opportunities for creative self expression in a non judgmental environment.  

110 3rd St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880, United States

863.224.8557 •
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Monday 10-12 Noon 
Open Studio
Artists bring their own painting or projects and work independently in a group setting. All artists, mediums welcome. We offer support and critique to each other.
Monday 1:30pm-2:30pm Access Art
Art making for individuals with varying exceptionalities, special needs small groups making art in a social atmosphere.
3rd Tuesdays of the Month: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Access Art & Caregiver Support
Art making program for Individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Caregivers remain on site to participate in a support group opportunity with the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer's Association.
Wednesday: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Access Art
Art making for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related Dementias.
Thursday: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Fun Drum/Hand Drum
Open for everyone- all inclusive regardless of age or ability; this program is particularly useful for individuals with Alzheimer's and related dementias, varying exceptionalities, special needs. Caregivers are encouraged to participate as well. All instruments are provided. The hand drumming provides relaxation and engagement in a fun non verbal activity.
1st Thursday: 11:00pm -12:30pm Grief Counseling with Hospice Chaplain Judy Kahler, She will lead participants in using creativity and art to help process the loss of a loved one.
2nd Saturday: 10am -12pmCoffee and Quill
Writers meet and discuss various topics related to writing and publishing and offer critique and support for each other group. The group is lead by our resident writer: Donna Kelly. This group can benefit writers with little experience as well as more accomplished writers.

Access Art programs participation and materials are FREE - Made possible by our generous sustaining donors.

Weekly Programs...

Thank you to our community partners! 
  • Polk Museum of Art
  • Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association 
  • Rockin' on the River Inc. 501c3
  • Jensen and Skubna Inc.
  • Homer& Annette Thompson Legacy

Contact us!


Working within our community, fostering partnerships... and making a difference! Providing opportunities for creative self expression in a non judgmemental studio environment.

Illustration by Rachael Storjohann for the book

" Mars:  Escape from the Meanies!" The Mars Project is

 a Sidestreet Studio Production/Endeavor

Access Art

Polk Museum of Art​-Lakeland