Tallahassee City Hall Turned Into Art Gallery

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By: James Buechele
July 10, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee's City Hall looked more like an art gallery Thursday evening.

Everything from paintings, glass work and photographs were on display. All of the art comes from more than 50 current and former city employees.

The City Hall art gallery is open to the public weekdays from 8am until 5:30pm.

The public had the chance to meet the artists Thursday night. They also had the chance to learn more about the creations.

Getting employees to submit work can be challenging at first.

"Sometimes people who aren't an artist as a living are a little bit more hesitant about showing the things that they create even though they're beautiful and we all would love to see them," said Amanda Thompson.

"We're always amazed by the number of people that have these hidden artistic talens and abilities that just do regular jobs," said featured photographer Mack Rush.

The exhibit is part of the City of Tallahassee's art in public places program which is managed by the Council on Culture and Arts. They've been holding the shows for the past decade.

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