Art In Public Places

City Hall
Gallery

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 the 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 and regional artists. The exhibition schedule includes several juried, large group shows, each on display for six to eight weeks. Exhibits are curated, coordinated, arranged, and installed by COCA and they feature all media from contemporary to traditional paintings, drawings, fiber, photographic works and sculpture.

Location

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...

Ouch! by Rosemary Ferguson2016 Brush Strokes - Tallahassee Watercolor Society Members Exhibition
on display from August 10 -September 26, 2016 

More than thirty watercolor artists have been selected to show their exquisite work in this years’ Tallahassee Watercolor Society Members Exhibition.  On display will 45 paintings that cover a wide range of styles and techniques. Works focus on traditional Florida subject matter as well as imagery inspired by everyday life.   

This highly competitive annual juried exhibition includes artists from throughout Florida and Georgia including many local favorites.

Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the opening reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Awards will be presented at 6:30 pm.

The City Hall Art Gallery is located on the second floor of City Hall at 300 South Adams Street and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. All exhibitions in this space are free and open to the public.

Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the opening reception on August 18 from 6:00-7:30pm.

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

This exhibition is one of many 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 amanda@tallahasseearts.org.

Up next...

Music as Muse Exhibition
on view from September 28-November 14, 2016

For more than 35,000 years, humans have relied on music and art to tell stories, celebrate momentous occasions, and connect to one another. We have a primal inclination to create and we are moved by the creations of others. Like our earliest ancestors, we continue to use these art forms to express abstract ideas, share information, reflect on our identity, and cope with life’s mysteries.

Art and music share an aesthetic language. Terms like rhythm, harmony, texture, improvisation, and tonality are equally descriptive in both disciplines. There is a synergy between these methods of creative expression and the Music as Muse exhibition will showcase how music can serve as inspiration for works of art.

Highlighted in this multi-media, juried exhibition are more than 40 paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles, and sculptures created by the following 36 artists:

B. Rael Ali, Beth Appleton, Lucrezia Bieler, Marina Brown, Jennifer Buerkle, Leslie Cohen, Terrie Corbett, Kira Derryberry, Rosemary Ferguson, Allison Finn, Phil Gleason, Danny Goddard, Gerald Grow, Robert Howard, Bill Humphries, Michael Hunnewell, Sherryl Lapping, Mary Sterner Lawson, Nan Liu, Mary Jane Lord, Caroline Manuel, Alvin McBean, Matthew McCarron, Art McConnell, Ruth Nickens, Grant Peeples, Susan Richardson, David Ritchey, Ahmad Rivera, Joe Roache, Bob Rubanowice, Stephen Bennett Smith, Mikiko Tanaka, Dan Taylor, Ron Thomson, and Mary Liz Tippin-Moody.

This exhibition is one of many 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 amanda@tallahasseearts.org.

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.