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
All artwork is for sale unless otherwise marked

On Now...

The Annual Brush Strokes Exhibition
on display from Sept. 20, 2017 – Nov. 13, 2017

More than thirty watercolor artists have been selected to show their exquisite work in this years’ Tallahassee Watercolor Society Members Exhibition.  On display will be 50 paintings that cover a wide range of techniques, colors, and subjects. 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. They are:

Lee Albion, Sherry Allen, Susan Allen, Penny G. Anderson, Marina Brown, Rosie Coleman, Pat Colson, Susan Jane Donohoe, Kathleen Durdin, Joyce Estes, Rosemary Ferguson, Bernice Fuduloff, Marty Holland, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Sue Ellen Knowles, Lynne Kroll, Carol Little-Wilson, William McKeown, Linda Menke, Kenneth Menke, William Morris, Yoshiko Murdick, Daryl Nicholson, Janice Ouimet, Linda Pelc, Shirley Poore, Gale Poteat, Eva Lynn Powell, Nathaniel Pye, Rosemary Segreti, Karol Selvaggio, Jenny Swearingen, Susanne Taranto, Don Taylor, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody, and Juanita Whiddon.

Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the opening reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Awards will be presented at 6:30 pm.

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...

The Annual Winter Festival Youth Art Exhibition 2017
on display from Nov. 15 - Jan. 22, 2018

This exhibition showcases youthful talent and imagination through more than 80 pieces of student artwork. Elementary, middle, and high school art teachers submit work on behalf of their students for the show. The entries will represent more than 40 different area public, private, and home schools. The dedication and professionalism of our area art teachers is evident in the quality of the student artwork on display in the gallery and the exhibition is stunning.

A public reception for the exhibition begins at 6:00pm on Friday, Dec. 1st in the City Hall Gallery, and lasts until 7:30. The awards ceremony will start at 6:30pm.

More details to come!

City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room

Emphasizing the City's commitment to showcase local art and artists, Mayor Andrew Gillum initiated an expansion of the Art in Public Places program. In collaboration with the City, COCA has designed a 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, members of the Mayor’s staff tour the City Hall Gallery and select a variety of artworks for COCA to install in the Commissioners’ Main Conference Room. The artworks currently on display were selected from the 2017 Creative Tallahassee exhibition. Eleven of the area’s most exciting artists are highlighted in this extension exhibition which features twelve artworks in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, colored pencil, encaustic, fiber, photography, and glass.

The participating artists are: Connie Betterley, Randy Brienen, Leslie Cohen, Terrie Corbett, Sharon Hester, Ann Kawamoto, William McKeown, Linda Menke, Ruth Nickens, David Pascoe, and Susan Richardson.

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