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City Hall Galleries

The galleries at Boston City Hall promote and exhibit the work of Boston artists only.

Mayor's Art Gallery

The Mayor's Gallery exhibits work by Boston artists who have received recognition for their artwork through grants, awards and other types of public display.

Directions: It's located on the 5th floor of City Hall. From City Hall Plaza or Congress St. entrances, take South Elevators to the 5th floor, follow signs to Mayor's Office: signage marks the gallery entrance. If you are planning to attend an opening you must enter from Congress Street.

Scollay Square Gallery

The Scollay Square Gallery showcases the many arts organizations and artists community groups that support Boston artists throughout the City.

Directions: It's located on the 3rd floor/main lobby of City Hall. When entering from Congress St, take elevators to 3rd floor, proceed through lobby, passing the information desk on your right. The gallery is ahead of you. When entering from City Hall Plaza, proceed through lobby, passing the information desk on your right. The gallery is ahead of you. Signage marks the gallery entrance. If you are planning to attend an opening you must enter from Congress Street.

Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery

Directions: Located on the 2nd floor near the South Elevators. From City Hall Plaza or Congress St. entrances, take South Elevators to the 2nd floor.

Call to artists

Want to exhibit your Artwork in City Hall? The galleries at Boston City Hall promote and exhibit the work of Boston artists.

Currently showing

Paintings by Sophia Ainslie/Women’s History Month
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  • Location: Mayors Gallery, 5th floor
  • Dates: March 1 - March 31, 2017

Sophia’s work mirrors the richness and complexity of her childhood and early life in apartheid South Africa. She was born into an atmosphere that celebrated creativity and out of the box thinking. Her father, Bill, an artist, founded the Johannesburg Art Foundation (one of the first non-racial art schools in South Africa), and ran it together with his wife Fieke, a transplant from the Netherlands. Sophia was immersed in the arts all her life.

Unbound Visual Artists: Earned: Women in Business and Labor/Women’s History Month
This group show exhibition will highlight aspects of women in the arts. They will display artwork with a range of mediums and techniques.
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  • Location: Scollay Square Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Dates: March 8 - April 7, 2017

The non-profit educational artist’s collective based in Allston-Brighton has members living and being creative in Allston, Brighton, Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Jamaica Plain, Newton, Somerville and Watertown. The artists work together as a community to enliven the creative economy with contemporary visual art for all through professionally curated exhibitions, sales, classes, demonstrations, workshops, special events and tours.