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Tallahassee's Arts & Cultural Events Calendar

Tallahassee’s blend of small town atmosphere combined with its big-city activities make it the ideal spot for a diverse & vibrant arts scene. Search these listings from the Tallahassee Arts Guide below to find everything from quaint galleries and historic landmarks to stage performances and music festivals that you can enjoy right here in Florida’s capital city & surrounding area.


In Flux: Artworks by Quia Z Atkinson

Presented by Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) at Artport Gallery, Tallahassee

August 25 - November 08

Local artist Quia Z Atkinson likes to go with the flow, thanks largely to her nomadic upbringing. Raised in a military family, she has lived in Morocco, Norway, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, and, finally, Tallahassee. As a child, she embraced change and the diverse cultures she encountered have influenced her creative process.

Atkinson’s artwork is an extension of her global background and it expresses her desire for constant movement. She works on both...

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Local artist Quia Z Atkinson likes to go with the flow, thanks largely to her nomadic upbringing. Raised in a military family, she has lived in Morocco, Norway, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, and, finally, Tallahassee. As a child, she embraced change and the diverse cultures she encountered have influenced her creative process.

Atkinson’s artwork is an extension of her global background and it expresses her desire for constant movement. She works on both canvas and wood panel. Using a mixture of a resin and acrylic with embellishments of glass and crystals, Atkinson’s artworks focus on fluidity.

“Once the resin and paint start to flow, I have no choice but to follow it wherever it leads me,” Atkinson said. “Resin is a fickle creature, comprised of two elements mixed together. It takes a certain finesse with many factors coming together perfectly. The weather, heat application, and time all play a crucial role in the final outcome.”

Her creations often include a three-dimensional aspect with layers of translucency and depth of color offering new surprises when viewed at different angles and light levels. Atkinson is constantly challenging herself and enjoys experimenting with new techniques. She founded an online space, QZ Design Gallery, and she’s earned recognition and accolades for her exuberant artworks.

This exhibition will be on view at the Artport Gallery through Nov. 8. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when visiting the gallery. To see a digital version of this exhibit, visit COCA’s Online Gallery at cocaonlinegallery.zenfolio.com.

This is one of many rotating exhibitions curated by the Council on Culture & Arts on behalf of the City of Tallahassee as part of the Art in Public Places program. The Artport Gallery itself is located in the Tallahassee International Airport, 3300 Capital Circle SW, and is open daily from 8:00 am until 11:30 pm. The first 30 minutes of parking is free for both the short-term parking lot.

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Dates & times

Mon, Sep 27 @ 8:00 am Tue, Sep 28 @ 8:00 am Wed, Sep 29 @ 8:00 am + 40 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 30 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 01 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 02 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 03 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 04 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 05 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 06 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 07 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 08 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 09 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 10 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 11 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 12 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 13 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 14 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 15 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 16 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 17 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 18 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 19 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 20 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 21 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 22 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 24 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 25 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 26 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 27 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 28 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 29 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 30 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 31 @ 8:00 am Mon, Nov 01 @ 8:00 am Tue, Nov 02 @ 8:00 am Wed, Nov 03 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 04 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 05 @ 8:00 am Sat, Nov 06 @ 8:00 am Sun, Nov 07 @ 8:00 am Mon, Nov 08 @ 8:00 am - Less dates

Admission

Free and open to the public

Location

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3300 Capital Circle SW, Tallahassee, FL

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Are you an artist? Perhaps you’re looking for more arts & cultural opportunities & events? Be sure to check out TallahasseeArts.org for more information about the arts and cultural community in our area.

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