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City Hall Galleries

300 South Adams Street
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5:00 pm

Housed on the second floor of City Hall, managed by the Council on Culture & Arts, and part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places Program, the City Hall Art Gallery offers a diverse selection of works by both regional and local artists. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks, and feature all media from contemporary to traditional paintings, drawings, photographic works and sculptures.

There is also a public exhibition area 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. Artwork displays rotate annually in this space and also feature a wide variety of media from local artists.

Sunday
Jan032016

now at City Hall Gallery

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.

This exhibition is one of more than a dozen 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, visit www.cocanet.org. 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@tallahassee.org.

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, visit www.cocanet.org/app. 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.
Friday
Jul012016

next at city hall gallery

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.

This exhibition is part of the Art in Public Places Program coordinated by the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA).

Monday
Aug012016

City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room

The City of Tallahassee has been a longtime supporter of arts and culture in our community. In an effort to promote, encourage, and share our local art with residents and visitors, the Art in Public Places program was created more than 20 years ago. 

Since 1994, the City has contracted with the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA), the area’s designated arts agency, to manage and implement all aspects of the Art in Public Places program. COCA curates and installs rotating exhibits in the City Hall and airport galleries. COCA also manages the City’s permanent art collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall and other public buildings as well as publicly accessible outdoor locations.

Emphasizing this commitment to showcase local art and artists, Mayor Andrew Gillum recently asked COCA to expand the Art in Public Places program. In collaboration with the City, COCA has 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.

COCA produces the annual Creative Tallahassee art exhibition which features local artworks, specially selected by a volunteer art advisory panel. Each spring, as the exhibition  draws to a close, the Mayor’s team will 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 annual Creative Tallahassee exhibition. Several 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.

For more information about any of these artworks, please contact the artists directly.