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 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.

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
All artwork is for sale unless otherwise marked

On Now...

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 70 pieces of student artwork. Elementary, middle, and high school art teachers submitted work on behalf of their students. The entries represent more than 30 different area public and private 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.

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 tallahasseearts.org or contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at COCA, (850) 224-2500 or amanda@tallahasseearts.org.

Up Next...

Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
on display at the City Hall Art Gallery from January 24- March 5, 2018

Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was a teenager during the Holocaust in Poland and in 1977, at the age of fifty, she began sewing a series of embroidered fabric panels that tell her story of survival. Though she had no formal background in art, she was trained as a seamstress and she created a collection of 36 fabric pictures of strong, vivid colors and striking details with a sense of folk-like realism. Meticulously stitched words beneath the pictures provide a narrative that illustrates her courage and resilience. 

Brought to you by the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) and the Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC), this exhibition is accompanied by the works of local photographer Mike Olivella. He created a series of black and white, fine art photographs depicting the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps near Krakow, Poland. Ten of those images will also be on display in the gallery.

The Fabric of Survival exhibition was organized by and is on loan from Art and Remembrance, Inc. which is located in Maryland. The exhibit was created with the generous support of the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation and the Morris Louis Art Trust.

More details to come!

 

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 tallahasseearts.org or 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 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.