Last updated: 4/15/2021
Gainesville, Florida
Street Address
302 N.E. 6th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32602
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 490, Station 30
Gainesville, FL 32602
Hours
Monday, Wednesday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday8 AM - 7 PM
Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Sundayclosed
Closed Sundays and holidays.
Admissions
Free and open to the public; please call ahead to schedule group tours.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Russell Etling, Cultural Affairs Manager
Description

Owned and operated by the City of Gainesville's Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the historic William Reuben Thomas Center is a beautifully restored Mediterranean Revival-style building that was once a private home, then a hotel. Currently the Thomas Center serves as an arts and cultural resource for Gainesville and Alachua County. The Thomas Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and contains art galleries, 1920's period rooms, local history exhibits, performance space, banquet rooms, and meeting rooms. The Thomas Center is surrounded by the lovely Thomas Center Gardens and the Grace and Sidney Knight Children's Theatre. The Center is the site of a variety of art exhibits, performances and musical events. The Thomas Center is located at 302 NE 6th Ave.

Mission

The mission of the Thomas Center Galleries is to promote awareness and advancement of the visual arts through wide-ranging exhibitions and quality-related community programs.

Governance

Municipal

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 — Virtual
American Craft Council (ACC) Atlanta Southeast Craft Week
Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Virtual
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
Virginia City, Nevada
Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri