HISTORY

621 Gallery is a nonprofit arts exhibition and programs space located in Railroad Square Art Park in a former 1940s lumber warehouse. The original gallery space was established in 1981 and then incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1989.

The governing force behind 621 Gallery is the Board of Directors who are members of the Tallahassee community with an interest in sustaining the arts. With the help of dedicated volunteers and interns 621 Gallery continues to be the primary outlet for contemporary arts in the region.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

621 Gallery exists to expose the creative process, to platform significant conversations around our diverse communities and support artists careers. 621 Gallery is connecting our audience to shifting cultural landscapes and meaningful ideas to empower. 

VALUES
  • We believe that artists are essential to the fabric of the community. We strive to steward, develop, and support their ideas as facilitators of examination, stimulation, and provocation. 
  • We believe in a community of individuals that express themselves freely. We recognize the worth and agency of every individual within a greater context. 
  • We believe that we are filling a need by mediating conversation and empowering communities to grow. 
  • We believe in bringing meaningful programming into the Capital, by broadening audiences exposure to new ideas and artists. 
PROGRAMMING
Programming at 621 Gallery includes: literary reading series, evenings of music, theater, dance, and various other performances, involvement with FSU Schools of Theater, Dance, and Visual Arts, First Friday opening receptions, family workshops, and more!
FUNDING

621 Gallery is funded by local and regional grants, art sales, and fundraising events.

NAN BOYNTON MEMORIAL GALLERY

The Nan Boynton Memorial Gallery is located inside 621 Gallery. This intimate gallery is dedicated to the memory of Nan Boynton, original founder of Railroad Square Art Park and 621 Gallery. Her vision of a community of artists working together became the Railroad Square Art Park that you see today.

RAILROAD SQUARE ART PARK

Hosting more than 80 studios, galleries, and small shops, Railroad Square Art Park is the creative haven of many Tallahassee artists and other small businesses. Railroad Square hosts the city’s most exciting “First Friday Gallery Hop” on the first Friday of each month. Visit their website for more information: www.railroadsquare.com