The Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) promotes arts and culture in all its forms, including visual,
performing, literary, media arts and museums arts education. For more information on the area's arts
and cultural community, visit www.cocanet.org. Below is a sample of what you will find.
Arts and Culture
Enjoy panoramic views of Tallahassee and the surrounding landscape from the 22nd floor observatory which also includes a gallery displaying works by many of the Florida’s most prominent artists. Open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free.
A 24‐acre downtown park, located near the Capitol between Pensacola and Monroe streets. The park includes the state’s Prime Meridian marker, Capital City Amphitheater, multi‐use trails, an interactive water fountain (featuring a choreographed light show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m.), Discovery Garden playscape and numerous historical components. Free.
Located on the second floor of Tallahassee’s City Hall in the heart of downtown Tallahassee. This gallery offers a diverse selection of works by both regional and local artists. Exhibits change every five to six weeks. Open Monday‐Friday 8 a.m.‐5 p.m. Free.
Browse Council on Culture and Arts' directory of more than 170 public sculptures, murals, windows, memorials, and monuments, as well as the public art map and downtown public art walk. Free
Hosts a variety of exhibitions ranging from faculty shows to international exhibits, specifically showcasing works from African‐American artists. Free.
An auxiliary of the Florida State University College of Visual Arts, Theater and Dance, it creates many of the statues, stained glass windows and artistic structures found throughout campus and the community. Facility tours are available upon request. Free.
Contemporary and traditional art showcased in both rotating and annual exhibits. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. , weekends September-April from 1-4 p.m. Free.
This art gallery hosts exhibits from local and world renowned artists working in mediums from watercolors to oils and avant garde to traditional. Each year the center is host to the Chain of Parks Art Festival, a juried art show bringing artists from around the country to our area. This is a truly a must see. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
Railroad Square is a collection of World War II-era warehouses now used as artist studios and shops. Railroad Square is also home to “First Friday Gallery Hop” a block party on the first Friday of every month where all of the galleries, shops and businesses in the area are open late. Each gallery has different hours for more information visit http://railroadsquare.us. Free.
Spring House, the only private residence in Florida designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public the second Sunday of the month, from 2‐4 p.m. Reservations are required. Admission: $15 adults and children under 18 are free.
Tallahassee is home to numerous performing arts groups holding regular performances throughout the year. For schedules and ticket information these resources will help: