Visit Gadsden Arts

Plan Your Visit

Hours

Exhibitions

Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm

ArtZone (summer hours - End Aug 11)

Tuesday-Friday, 2-5pm
Saturday, 10am–5pm

ArtZone School Year Hours Begin August 16
Thursday-Friday, 2-5pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm

For exhibition openings the museum is open until 8pm. View our events calendar for upcoming openings.

2nd floor galleries are available to rent for events during public hours. View our Rentals page for more information. 

 

Admission

Exhibition Admission

$5 suggested admission
Children & Museum Members free

ArtZone Activity Fee

$2 per visitor
Museum Members free; Family Membership includes ArtZone admission for cardholder + three guests

Every First, Second, Third & Fourth Saturday: ArtZone Activity Fee Waived SPonsored by

Marjorie Turnbull

Woodward & Fleming Families

Centennial Bank Logo 

Learn more about the ArtZone.

 

Street Address

13 North Madison Street
Quincy, FL 32351

 

Directions

From Tallahassee, take Tennessee Street (US 90) West. If you'd like to take the interstate, head West and get off at exit 192 towards Quincy (US 90). Drive approximately 12 miles after you pass or exit the interstate. Turn right at the 2nd traffic light in downtown Quincy (Madison St.). The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum will be on your right. 

From West of Quincy, use exit 181 on I10. Turn left as you exit the interstate, towards Quincy on Pat Thomas Parkway. Drive approximately 3.5 miles, and turn right on Jefferson St. (US 90). Drive 1 mile and turn left on Madison Street, immediately after you pass the Quincy Courthouse. The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum will be on your right. 

Get directions from Google Maps.

 

Parking

2 to 3-hour free street parking is available downtown on the courthouse square. For long-term parking, please use the free city lot, one block away on Washington Street. To view this map in another format or to find handicapped parking, please visit our custom Google Maps "Getting There" guide. 

 

 

Tours

Groups of all ages welcome!

Bring your group of 4 or more to the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum to explore special highlights of the collections and exhibitions at an easy pace with a specially prepared volunteer for an educational guided tour, free of charge. Group tours must be reserved at least one week in advance. Contact Anissa Ford, (850) 627-5023. 

 

Quincy Dining

   Damfino's Cafe and Market- 18 N. Adams St. -1 block away!
   Around the Corner Florist & Eatery - 104 E. Washington St.- 1 block away!

   Odells Southern Restaurant - 2 blocks away!
   Jimmy's Subs & Grill
   The Club at Quincy's Golf Club
   The Laredo Grill of Quincy
   AJ's Chicken and Things
   The Whippoorwill Pub at Lake Talquin

 

Gadsden County Dining

 

Lodging

The Allison House Inn offers a 10% discount to visitors who attend an event at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. Just mention your visit to the Allison House Inn when booking (must book directly). Click here for more info on the Allison House Inn or to book.

Click here to search for more lodging in Quincy, FL.

Jean Gard Fletcher Museum Shop

Visit our Museum Shop to find unique items from local artists, craftspeople, authors, and more! Featuring hand-painted note cards, high quality prints, original pantings, pottery, sculpted wood, hand-made jewelry, and a constantly rotating supply of gifts. 

 

Link to a PDF To be considered for consignment in the newly expanded Jean Gard Fletcher Museum Shop, please review all policies/procedures and submit an application to the Museum Shop Manager, Becky Reep

Museum Shop Policies & Procedures

Museum Shop Consignor Application

Things to Know When Applying

 

 

 

Questions? Call Museum Shop Manager, Becky Reep at 850-627-5024.

Explore the Area Art & History

 

Historic Quincy's Walking Tour & App

App IconTake a stroll through the 36-block National Register Quincy historic district broken up into 3 walking tours: Commercial District, Eastern Residential District & Western Residential District. The tours include outstanding examples of architecture ranging from early 1800s antebellum cottages to Queen Anne mansions. Learn the history of the old Quincy State Bank Building and Opera House and its association with the Coca-Cola Company as well as how the Bell and Bates Building became the nationally accredited Gadsden Arts Center and Museum. The cohesive experience of the app allows users to walk around and listen to Quincy’s story offline without using data. The GPS enabled map give users the ability to find their blue dot on the GPS map and click on the various stops to ‘Get Directions.’  The images take visitors back in time to see what buildings looked like in years past. Learn more here!


(813) 464-4450 / info@mariebrooksgallery.com
11 W. Jefferson Street Quincy, Florida, FL

Hours: Thursday & Friday 1-3, or by appointment (352-538-3156).

Dean Mitchell opened a new art gallery in downtown Quincy dedicated to the memory of his grandmother, Marie, who inspired him to be one of America's greatest watercolorists. The space is located across the street from the building that was once the "5 and dime" store where Mitchell's grandmother purchased a paint by numbers set for him when he was 5 years old and changed the course of his life forever. Dean Mitchell grew up in Quincy but is known around the world for his paintings. He has won over 500 awards for his work and has paintings in corporate and museum collections around the United States. 

Learn more at Marie Brooks Gallery.


Shade Tobacco Museum
Havana History & Heritage Museum

(850) 510-4979 / w.piotrowski@mchsi.com
Planter's Exchange Annex- 204 NW 2nd St. Havana, Florida
Hours: Saturday 10a-5p & Sunday 1-5p
The Shade Tobacco Museum opened in downtown Havana in October 2017 by the Havana History & Heritage Society. Havana was once known as the shade tobacco capital of the world. The Havana History & Heritage Society's primary focus is preservation and education relating to Havana’s shade tobacco, while also including other historical distinguishing events that have shaped and represent our this area, our churches, schools, sports, businesses, and notable individuals and artists. Photo by Susan Sapronetti, courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.


Keepers of the Hippocratic Oath Mural

There's a new mural in town! On June 2, 2017, "Keepers of the Hippocratic Oath" honoring three of Gadsden County's most prominent African-American doctors in the last 100 years was unveiled on the side of a Gadsden County office building on South Adams street. 

 

On the left is Dr. William S. Stevens, Quincy's first African-American doctor and druggist (1906) who built the first hospital serving the black population of the city. He also served as superintendent of Quincy city schools and a high school was named in his honor. In the center is Dr. Jessie Furlow,a pillar of the Gadsden County community who spent years treating indigent patients, sometimes at little or no cost. Patients who didn't have money would pay her in fish or chicken or yard work. Considered by many an "angel" she cared for others even when she herself was quite ill. A Medical Center in Quincy is named for her. On the right is Dr. LaSalle Laffal, surgeon, oncologist and medical educator, who grew up in Quincy, graduated from high school at age 15, and earned a medical degree from Howard University in 1952. Leffall was the first black president of both the American Cancer Society (1978) and the American College of Surgeons (1995). He is currently the Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine. The mural was designed and painted by Charlie Johnston, who painted the 100 ft tall peanut silos in Colquitt, GA, the largest mural in the United States (27,000 sq. ft.).

 


Quincy Music Theater 

(850) 875-9444 / qmt@tds.net 
118 East Washington St, Quincy FL, 32351
The Theatre is committed to community cultural, and economic growth, pride and inclusion. Its mission is to provide quality experiences in musical theatre that are shared by all artistic, volunteer, audience and donor participants in Gadsden County and the Big Bend Area of Florida.


Legacy School of the Performing Arts

(850) 662-1811
105 North Madison Street, Quincy, FL  32351

The Legacy School of Performing Arts Institute is on a mission to use the performing arts to keep greatness going in the lives of all children in Gadsden County, Florida. Legacy is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit arts education organization that serves as a community-based training institute for young gifted and talented children in grades K - 12 to develop and enhance their artistic abilities through the study of music, theater and dance.


Quincy Main Street 

(850) 662-1812 / info@quincymainstreet.org
114-A N. Adams St. Quincy, FL 32351
The mission of Quincy Main Street is to bring together individuals and businesses to preserve, revitalize and improve Quincy’s historic downtown for citizens and visitors alike. Our purpose is to preserve the rich and diverse culture of the South while enriching our community with sponsored activities and business development. Our vision is a revitalized and vibrant Quincy downtown district, a destination and center of commercial, civic and social life.

 


 

For things to do, places to stay, and events calendars for Gadsden County, visit dosomethingoriginal.com

 

 

Facility Rentals

Host your next event in a sophisticated setting where your guests can enjoy a collection of art at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. The Bates Community Room provides you with an elegant facility located in historic Quincy to host, luncheons, parties, meetings, while the galleries are available for exhibition viewing and special tours. Download the Rental Packet to learn more.

 

Rental Rates

 

Available Tuesday–Saturday Only (10a-5p)

Event Duration: up to 4 hours. Set up after 9:15a, cleanup required by 5p

 

Rental Item 

Cost

7.5% Sales Tax

Security Deposit (Refundable)     

$200

$0

Rental Space for 1-60 Guests

$250

$18.75

Cleaning Fee

$50

$3.75

Tables and Chairs

$0

$0

Tablecloths

$10/ea

+tax

Security Personnel*

$25/hr, 3 hr min   

+tax

 

Please Note

 

A Security Deposit of $200 and the 5 page contract must be signed to confirm rental date.
Insurance Certificate required with contract if alcohol is served at the event.
*Security Personnel required if alcohol is served at the event.

 

Need a caterer? View our local Catering List.

 

 

Download the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Rental Packet.

 

Call 850-627-5020 to reserve space for your event. 

Parties at Gadsden Arts

Arty Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's birthday at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum with art activities and inspiring gallery adventures for a fun and memorable, hands-on learning experience. 

Arty Party Birthday Package includes:

  • Admission for up to 10 children, plus the birthday child, ages 5-12
  • 2 hours exclusive use of the Art Studio, including two activities of your choice and a gallery game
  • A staff member to guide activities and games
  • Dessert plates, cups, napkins, cutlery
  • Decorations
  • Party Favors

Art Party Activity Options (choose two):

  • Clay Pots (extra $25 for this activity)
  • Masks
  • Puppets
  • Collages
  • Landscape painting "step-by-step"
  • Flower painting "step-by-step"
  • Pop-up cards
  • Paper-making with flower seeds

Cost: $140 Members; $150 Non-members

Availability: Saturdays from 1-3pm or 2-4pm. 


Download the Arty Party Flyer and the Arty Party Contract.


Saturdays @ the Studio Painting Parties

As an alternative to our birthday parties, Gadsden Arts also offers painting parties for student or children's community or church groups, clubs, or other organizations. 

Saturdays @ the Studio Painting Parties include:

  • Admission for up to 16 children, ages 3-17
  • 2 hours exclusive use of the Art Studio, including two activities of your choice and a gallery game
  • A staff member to guide activities and games

Cost: $100 Members; $110 Non-members

Availability: Saturdays from 12-2pm, 1-3pm or 2-4pm. 


Download the flyer here.


Painting Socials

Grab your friends, wine, and snacks and take home a completed masterpiece! Our talented artist-teacher will show you how to recreate these masterpieces in your own way, step-by-step during a 2-hour workshop. 

Step 1: Pick you image

  • Paul Cézanne's Maison Maria with a View of Château Noir
  • Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers
  • Claude Monet's San Giogio Maggiore at Dusk
  • Bring your own image!

Step 2: Pick your canvas type

  • Wrapped canvas (ready to hang or frame)
  • Canvas board (less expensive but will need framing to hang)

Step 3: Pick your date

  • Availability limited. Thursday evenings and Saturdays preferred. 

Step 4: Select the number of attendees in your group (minimum of 5)

  • Prices range from $20-$40 per person, depending on group size and canvas type. 

Step 5: Contact Anissa Ford to schedule at 850-627-5023.


Please download the flyer and registration form for more information. 

For more information on scheduling Arty Parties or Painting Socials, please contact our Education Coordinator at 850-627-5023.

Accessibility at Gadsden Arts

 

All galleries, restrooms, and the gift shop at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum are wheelchair accessible. 2nd Floor galleries and the basement art studio can be accessed by the elevator in the Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall. Additionally, Gadsden Arts has one wheelchair available to borrow from the Visitor Services desk while you visit the museum.

 

 

Service animals are welcome at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. 

 

 

Accessible parking is available a short distance from Gadsden Arts, on Washington Street at the intersection to Madison St. There are ramped sidewalks at the intersections of Madison Street and Washington Street, and Madison Street and Jefferson Street (US90). For more information on parking, visit our custom Google Map here

 

 

All Museum labels are displayed at 16pt font or larger. We are happy to produce large print materials upon request. We apologize for this inconvenience, but due to our small staff size, we ask that you request large print materials or other additional accommodations at least a week in advance.

 

 

In an ongoing effort to improve accessibility, the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum welcomes visitors of all abilities to explore the galleries and is open to requests for programs that best suit your needs. Although we have a very small staff, we are committed to creating a welcoming and engaging environment for all, in an effort to work towards our mission of improving quality of life through art in our region. 

 

For additional information contact Education Director, Anissa Ford at anissa.ford@gadsdenarts.org or 850-627-5023. 

 

 

Ongoing Accessibility Efforts

 

 

Gadsden Arts is working towards developing described tours for visitors with vision loss and exploring the possibilities of tactile objects, enhancing experiences for visitors with hearing loss through ASL and amplified sound tours, and developing tours for people with dementia and their caregivers. If you are interested in getting involved with these efforts, or would like to be the first to know about the programs as they become available, please contact Education Director, Anissa Ford at anissa.ford@gadsdenarts.org or 850-627-5023. 

 

Help us bring the magic of art to our community!

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

            

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, 
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

  

 

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