A Walk in the Park Exhibition to Open at the Thomas Center


The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center are pleased to announce the opening of A Walk in the Park, which will be on display in The Doris Bardon Gallery from Friday, May 31, 2019 – Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. A reception for the exhibition will take place May 31 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville. The evening will include open waltzing in the Spanish Court with music by Stay Tuned. The event is free and open to the public. 

Organized as part of Gainesville150!, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Gainesville, A Walk in the Park is a celebration of the City’s treasured network of over 90 parks. These public assets range from over 2,200 acres of preserved land and nature parks to recreation complexes teaming with activity; and from manicured historic gardens to neighborhood tot lots and dog parks. The exhibition invites the viewer to consider these parks and public spaces as places for inspiration, contemplation and recreation, as well as public commons that nurture our community.
Artists featured in the exhibit include Bob Bird, Cindy Capehart, Ben Ingle, Logan Marconi, Sara Nash, Leslie Peeples, Alfred Phillips, Irene Salley and Daniel Stepp. The exhibition is curated by Anne E. Gilroy. An image from the display can be seen at:

The exhibition is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Support for the Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center also comes from The Doris Bardon Endowment and the Arts Association of Alachua County.
The Historic Thomas Center is located at 302 NE Sixth Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The galleries are closed for observed holidays. For additional gallery information, please contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at 352-393-8532 or visit