Visit Gadsden Arts

Plan Your Visit

Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm*
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday Closed


*For exhibition openings the museum is open until 9pm. View our events calendar for upcoming openings.

*2nd floor galleries are available to rent for events during and after-hours. View our Rentals page for more information. 


Admission

Suggested exhibition admission is $5

Members and children (17 and under) FREE! 


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 & Museu 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. 

 

Local 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!
   Jimmy's Subs & Grill
   The Club at Quincy's Golf Club
   AJ's Chicken and Things
   The Whippoorwill Pub at Lake Talquin

Gadsden County Dining

 

Gadsden Arts Museum Shop

Visit our Museum Shop to find unique items from over 100 different 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. 

         

Questions? Call Museum Shop Manager, Becky Reep at 850-627-5023.

Explore the Area Art & History

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.


Walking Tour of Quincy's Historic District

Learn more about the beautiful National Register Historic District of Quincy, a thirty-six block area covering the entire downtown and surrounding area. Visit and learn about 56 historic homes, churches, cemeteries, and more! 

 

Download On the Trail: A Walking Tour Guide to the Historic District or purchase a copy for $3 in the Museum Shop. 

 

 


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, receptions, meetings, while the galleries are available for exhibition viewing and special tours. The Second Floor Art Studio is a perfect place for a more intimate setting for meetings and luncheons. Ask about our FREE luncheon tours, contact Executive Director Grace Robinson by email or (850) 627-5020.


DAYTIME EVENT (10a-5p Tuesday-Saturday)

Average duration: 2–6 hours; clean up required by 5pm

Bates Community Room 

      up to 50 guests.............$175.00 (+7.5% tax $13.12)*

      51 to 100 guests............$275.00 (+7.5% tax $20.62)*

Second Floor Art Studio

      up to 20 guests............... $25/hr (+7.5% tax)*


EVENING EVENT (after 5pm)

Average duration: 4–6 hours; clean up required by or before 11pm

 Bates Community Room

      up to 50 guests...............$325.00 (+7.5% tax $24.37)*

      51 to 100 guests.............$425.00 (+7.5% tax $31.87)*

Second Floor Art Studio

      up to 20 guests...............$75/hr (+ 7.5% tax)*


ENTIRE DAY

(9am-5pm): $500.00 (+7.5% tax: $37.50)*


*Please note a security deposit is required for all event rentals. 


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. You may notice there is an additional, historic freight elevator in the Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall for viewing, however this elevator is no longer functional. 


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


Large print materials are available upon request. All Museum labels are displayed at 18pt font or larger. We apologize for the 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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