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Art in Public Places

Girl touching a mosaic, artist spray painting a wall, two women looking at a piece of art. 

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 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 Artport 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. While COCA works closely with the City on public art initiatives, we also offer support, consulting and resources to many other entities regarding public artworks and projects in our community.

Amid the bustle of the airport, an oasis of art welcomes more than a million people each year.

Get up close and personal with local public art.

Show your stuff through COCA’s annual exhibition opportunities.

Located in the heart of downtown, the City Hall Art Gallery offers a 360° display of local artwork.

Discover local poets who pay homage to Cascades Park, one of the City of Tallahassee’s gems.

COCA seeks public art proposals that celebrate the Capital Cascades Trail and FAMU Way Extension projects.

Through a Bloomberg Philanthropies grant, the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA), the Greater Bond Neighborhood Association, and the City of Tallahassee’s Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs (PRNA) Department partnered to facilitate the creative painting of 5 crosswalks and 1 intersection at 3 locations within the Greater Bond neighborhood.

COCA’s Art Exhibition Scavenger hunts are entertaining and educational for adults and children alike! There are so many fun details to discover together. Questions encourage visitor curiosity and challenge our insight. Search each exhibition for the questions in the corresponding scavenger hunt and submit them to COCA. Anyone who completes all exhibition scavenger hunts for the calendar year are entered to win a special COCA prize! Run to City Hall and the Airport to get started!