621 Gallery is a nonprofit arts exhibition and programs space located in Railroad Square Art Park in a former 1940’s lumber warehouse. The original gallery space was established in 1981, was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1989, and has existed through the directorship and management of volunteers and interns.1989. The governing force behind the 621 Gallery is the Board of Directors who are members of the Tallahassee community with an interest in sustaining the arts. The 621 Gallery complex is one of the oldest contemporary art centers in the region!
621 Gallery is committed to bringing contemporary art, artist, ideas, and programs to the North Florida and South Georgia region. Offerings include monthly educational programming for children and adults, literary readings, musical, theatrical and dance performances, as well as participation several times a year in outdoor festivals at Railroad Square. 621 Gallery presents the work of 150-250 incredible local and national artists annually in a variety of formats, including solo and group exhibits (2-4 exhibits per month), from September through June each year. We do our best to showcase a balanced mix of established and emerging artists.
621 Gallery has an ongoing internship program through FSU, FAMU, and other academic institutions. Through this program, interns learn the inner-workings of a non-profit arts space and work closely with artists, presenters, and K-12 students throughout the exhibition and program season.
621 Gallery continues to reach out and connect with students, families, artists, and local businesses (e.g. Black Dog Cafe, Sweet Grass Dairy, Miccosukee Root Cellar, Sweet Pea Cafe, FASTSIGNS Tallahassee, etc.) through exhibitions, events, and 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!
621 Gallery is funded by local and regional grants, art sales, and fundraising events. To date, 621 Gallery hosts 4 fundraising events, annually.
The 621 ANNEX is dedicated to programs, special events, and rotating pop-up exhibitions by the community. We often feature the work of student artists in this 18′ x 80′ space, as well as dance, music, and experimental performances. Interested in renting the 621 Annex? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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