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...

Waging Peace Student Exhibit
on display from May 9, 2018 - July 9, 2018

To wage peace is to be actively engaged in making the world a better place. It’s a demonstrated commitment to overcoming conflict and injustice; striving towards tolerance and acceptance; and fostering safe and healthy environments. This may be achieved in many ways and one of them is through art.

The Waging Peace Student Exhibit is presented by the Council on Culture & Arts at the City Hall Art Gallery. It is an extension of the Waging Peace exhibition at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA), a show collaboratively curated by a team of local educators. The works selected for display at MoFA served as inspiration for the development of classroom lesson plans. Area K-12 art students created their own art inspired by the waging peace theme and those pieces will be displayed in the City Hall Art Gallery.

A truly cooperative effort, there are numerous community partners involved in the Waging Peace project including MoFA, the Council on Culture & Arts, The Plant, the Anderson Brickler Gallery, The Holocaust Education Resource Council, and many area schools.  

Please join us for the opening reception of COCA’s Waging Peace Student Exhibit at the City Hall Art Gallery from May 9 – July 9. on May 24 from 6-7:30pm. (300 S. Adams St.)

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

Don’t miss FSU MoFA’s Waging Peace exhibition on display from May 14 – July 8, 2018. That public reception is scheduled for May 17 from 6-8pm. (530 W. Call St.)

While you’re at it, enjoy The Plant's Waging Peace exhibition that will be on view through May. The opening reception will be May 11 from 7-9pm. (517 W Gaines St.)

And check out the Waging Peace exhibits at the Anderson Brickler Gallery from May 19 - June 9, 2018. The opening reception will be on May 19 from 2-5pm. (1705 S Adam St.) 

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...

The TOWN (Tallahassee's Own) exhibition
on display from July 11- Aug. 20, 2018

Giving the same commitment to fine art as they do for excellent public service, current and retired City of Tallahassee employees are part of this exhibition. The diverse artists come from many departments of public service and the artworks on display represent a variety of mediums including photography, painting, glass, and ceramics.

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 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 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.