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Last updated: 4/23/18

City Hall Galleries

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

You can find information about the galleries, as well as what's currently showing, on this page.

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

Currently showing
  • Location: Mayor's Neighborhood Gallery, 2nd Floor Boston City Hall
  • Dates: April 3 - April 30, 2018

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is proud to present, "Boston Cityscapes," by Karen McFeaters. Karen McFeaters is a Boston-born artist who studied at Boston University and the Maine College of Art. She currently resides in Boston and is a member of the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC). Karen has exhibited her pieces locally at the Gallery at Fort Point Framers, Fidelity Investments, the Accidental Gallery, Art @ 12, the Boston Children’s Museum, 25 Channel Center, the Boston Convention Center, and the Made in Fort Point store, among other places. Her works appear in several private and corporate collections.

Cityscapes painting
  • Location: Scollay Square Gallery, 3rd Floor Boston City Hall
  • Dates: April 9 - May 11, 2018; reception on April 26 at 3 p.m.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Department of Arts and Culture will host the annual Hyde Park Art Association Group Exhibition in the Scollay Square Gallery. The exhibition will feature a broad range of art, including photography, watercolor, oil painting, and sculpture. The Hyde Park Art Association is a nonprofit organization that believes that art is a necessary part of human life. The association conducts programs that make art readily available in the neighborhood. Through education, its intent is to foster an understanding and appreciation of the arts, to improve technical skills, and to increase exposure of the work done by local artists.

Hyde Park Art Association Artwork

Upcoming Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits
  • Location: Boston City Hall, Floors 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8
  • Dates: May 1 - May 31, 2018, opening reception May 1, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Each year, this district-wide art exhibition shares exemplary artwork created by Boston Public Schools students, with thousands of employees and visitors. The 2018 exhibition celebrates student artists’ work created throughout National Youth Arts Month. More than 400 works by students from 35 schools will brighten up the walls of Boston City Hall. Teachers will be hanging the visions and expressions of these talented young artists.

BPS arts logo
  • Location: The Mayor's Gallery, 5th Floor Boston City Hall
  • Dates: May 1 - May 31, 2018

Patricia Thaxton is a Boston-based visual artist, fashion designer, and educator. She taught for 35 years and retired as the last Home Economics teacher within the Boston Public Schools system. Following her retirement, she embraced the opportunity to focus on her artwork. Thaxton’s work is a collection of ideas and images from sketchbooks dated from the 1970s to the present. She is influenced by moments of everyday life. Her background in family and community development is an evident theme throughout her work. In addition, her experience with fashion design allows for a unique process as well as an interesting mix of media. This includes cut pieces of paper accented by chalk pastels, crayon, pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint. No material is off limits.

Patricia Thaxton artwork

Gallery locations

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.

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.

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.