Visit Gadsden Arts

Plan Your Visit


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. 


Suggested exhibition admission is $5

Members and children (17 and under) FREE! 

Street Address

13 North Madison Street
Quincy, FL 32351


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.


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. 


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- right across the Courthouse Square-1 block away!

   West End Grille
   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.

Exploring the Area

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

Explore Historic Quincy

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


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)*


(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 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 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


Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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