Art In Public Places

City Hall

Whether you’ve come specifically for the exhibitions, are attending a Commission meeting, or have business with the City, you can enjoy the light filled gallery space throughout the entire 2nd floor mezzanine. There is also a public exhibition area on the 4th floor in the Commissioners’ Main Conference Room, one of the most active public locations in City Hall.

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Managed by COCA as part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places Program, this intriguing space offers a diverse selection of group exhibitions by established and emerging local artists of the Big Bend area. The exhibition schedule includes several juried, large group shows, each on display for six to eight weeks. Exhibits of original and contemporary artworks are curated, coordinated, arranged, and installed by COCA and they feature all media including paintings, drawings, fiber, photographic works, and sculpture.


300 South Adams Street
Main Gallery: 2nd floor mezzanine
Conference Room Gallery: 4th floor in the Commissioners’ Main Conference Room
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5:00 pm
Free and open to the public

On Now...

2017 Creative Tallahassee Exhibition
on display from March 8 -  May 15, 2017

Celebrate the skill, talent, ingenuity and creativity of some of the most exciting artists in the Big Bend area. Highlighted in this multi-media show is the work of many established and emerging local artists. This highly-anticipated annual, juried exhibition features 56 paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles, and sculptures.

The competition was steep. There were more than 180 individual artworks submitted this year by 66 artists. And from those, 49 artists were selected by a special jury to have their work shown in this year’s Creative Tallahassee show.

Those artists are:
AJ Abellera, Rex Adams, Michael Alfano Jr., Darlene Almeda, Natalia Andreeva, Maria Balingit, Connie Betterley, Peter Bigelow, Debra Brienen, Randy Brienen, Rose Carrera, Riko Carrion, Adrienne Carrion, Katie Clark, Leslie Cohen, Steve Coleman, Terrie Corbett, Joyce Estes, Danielle Figueroa, Neil Fletcher, Mary Fowler, Elizabeth George, Sharon Hester, Todd Jones, Ann Kawamoto, Jennifer Lange, Mary Jane Lord, Kellie Martin, Art McConnell, William McKeown, Linda Menke, Gretchen Miller, Yoshiko Murdick, Ruth Nickens, David Pascoe, Donato Pietrodangelo, Jill Quadagno, Roger Raepple, Susan Richardson, Mary Schaad, Eduardo Sonora-Varona, Ned Stacey, Karen Stewart, Don Stock, Nic Stoltzfus, Jane Streit, Mikiko Tanaka, Walter Thorner, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody

Meet the artists at a public exhibit reception on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the City Hall Art Gallery.  The awards will be announced at 6:30. There is no charge for the reception or the exhibition.

Download the Art Exhibit Treasure Hunt for young gallery goers (it's fun for grown ups too)!

This is one of many exhibitions curated by COCA for the Art in Public Places program on behalf of the City of Tallahassee. For more information about this exhibition or upcoming exhibitions, visit or contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at COCA, (850) 224-2500 or

Up Next...

on display from May 17 -  July 17, 2017

Yum is a juried, group, multi-media, fine art exhibition that celebrates and explores the role that food plays in our lives. This show will be a banquet of artworks, highlighting culinary themes including images of edibles, food preparation, farming practices, cooking and dining scenes, and table settings. A feast for the eyes, the Yum exhibition will provide food for thought and nourishment for the creative soul.

To learn more about submitting your own artwork for this exhibition, please click here. The deadline for application is April 7, 2017 at 11:59pm

This is one of many exhibitions curated by the Council on Culture & Arts for the Art in Public Places program on behalf of the City of Tallahassee. For more information about this program, click here. For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, or the Art in Public Places program, contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at COCA, (850) 224-2500 or

City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room

Emphasizing the City’s commitment to showcase local art and artists, Mayor Andrew Gillum asked COCA to expand the Art in Public Places program. We designed a new public exhibition space on the fourth floor of City Hall in the City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room. This space is one of the most active public locations in City Hall, with frequent meetings of local leaders and decision makers.

Each spring, as the annual Creative Tallahassee exhibition draws to a close, the Mayor’s team tours the City Hall Gallery and selects a variety of artworks for COCA to install in the Commissioners’ Main Conference Room. Many of the area’s most exciting artists are highlighted in this extension exhibition which features artworks in a variety of mediums including paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, photographs, and fused glass.

The 2016-2017 participating artists are: Darlene Almeda, Natalia Andreeva, Terrie Corbett, Brenda Francis, Sharon Hester, Bill Humphries, Margo Layerd, Mary Jane Lord, Brinda Pamulapati, Susan Peacock, Danny Pietrodangelo, Jill Quadagno, Joe Roache, and Bob Rubanowice.

The exhibition is curated by COCA on behalf of the City of Tallahassee as part of the Art in Public Places program.