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...

2018 Winter Festival Youth Art Exhibition
Nov. 21, 2018 through Jan. 28, 2019

The Winter Festival Youth Art Exhibition 2018 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 for the exhibition. The entries represent nearly 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, Nov. 30 in the City Hall Gallery, and lasts until 7:30. The awards ceremony will start at 6:30pm and will be held in the Commission Chambers. It promises to be an evening of great pride for the students and awe-inspired admiration for those who see the exhibit.

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

It is free to the public and open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parking is available in Kleman Plaza.

For more than 25 years, the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) has partnered with the City of Tallahassee’s Parks and Recreation Department to present the Winter Festival Youth Art Exhibition. It is one of a dozen exhibitions curated by COCA and is part of the City of Tallahassee’s Art in Public Places program. For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, or the Art in Public Places program, contact Amanda Karioth Thompson ( at COCA, (850) 224-2500.

Up Next...

Artworks by Amy Fleming
on display from Jan. 30 - April 15, 2019

Ageism is the only form of discrimination that we will all face if we only live long enough. The portraits on display will serve to highlight the strength and character of our city's senior population.

Check back soon for more details!

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

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 2018 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: Natalia Andreeva, Maria Balingit, Debra Brienen, Randy Brienen, Leslie Cohen, Steve Coleman, James Daniels, Fran Dellaporta, Jenn Egelfeld, Sharon Hester, Jennifer Joseph, Elvi Nichols, Ruth Nickens, and Tavani Williams.

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