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City Hall Gallery

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.

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.


The Council on Culture & Arts presents

Brush Strokes 2022:
Tallahassee Watercolor Society Members’ Show 

On display at the City Hall Art Gallery and online 

September 7 – November 14, 2022


City Hall Art Gallery
300 South Adams Street
Main Gallery: 2nd floor mezzanine
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm
Free and open to the public
All artwork is for sale unless otherwise marked

*To comply with current health and safety practices, all gallery goers should be masked while in the building and practice social distancing.

The Tallahassee Watercolor Society (TaWS) in partnership with the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) are proud to present the members’ juried exhibition, Brush Strokes. Taking place at the Tallahassee City Hall Gallery, located on the second floor of City Hall at 300 South Adams Street, this exhibition is made up of 2-dimensional artworks made using watered down gouache or acrylic paint, but primarily features artworks created using watercolor. This annual aqueous media exhibition is making a splash, featuring artworks never before shown by TaWS. On display from September 7th to November 14th, 2022.

The works can be seen until November 14, 2022 in person at the Tallahassee City Hall Art Gallery or virtually in COCA’s Online Gallery.

This 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 COCA’s Public Art Manager, Sarah Painter, at


City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room

Emphasizing the City of Tallahassee’s commitment to showcase local art and artists, COCA 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, frequented by local leaders and decision makers. 

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 2022 Creative Tallahassee exhibition. Fifteen of the area’s most exciting artists are highlighted in this extension exhibition, featuring artworks in a variety of media including photography, acrylic paint, digital collage, fiber, and watercolor paint, and mixed media.

The participating artists are:

Todd Bertolaet, Bill Humphries, Jennifer Lange, Yoshiko Murdick, NED, Stewart Nelson, Rob Nixon, Rabon Ragan, Michael Riffle, Roberto Santos, Richard Stevens, Kristen Summers, Randy Trainer, Sharard X, and Leslie Cohen.

Leslie Cohen’s artwork, pictured on the right, is the winner of the 2022 Mayor’s Purchase Prize. Cohen’s quilted mixed media artwork titled Developing Dialogue is now part of the City of Tallahassee’s permanent art collection. As part of the permanent collection, this piece will remain on public display within City Hall following the close of the 2022-2023 Creative Tallahassee Extension Exhibit.