Welcome to the Historic Thomas Center

What was once a private residence and hotel is now a cultural events center for the community and surrounding areas of Gainesville, Florida. This Mediterranean Revival-style building is the settling for contemporary art exhibitions multiple restored period rooms and numerous historical exhibits. Its meeting rooms and performance spaces have become sought-after venues for weddings, conferences, and social events. The Thomas Center provides a versatile space which contributes to the cultural, civic and social life of Gainesville.

RBL GRL | Revolution Doesn’t Ask Permission

This exhibition presents the work of 19 artists who challenge limitations, assumptions and the status quo and honors the 72-year battle for women’s right to vote and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting it.

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2020 Showcasing Student Art | K-12 Exhibition

The exhibition includes 102 works of art by 99 Alachua County Public Schools’ Visual Arts Program students, who were taught by 47 teachers at 33 schools.

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2020m Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Congratulations to Erica J. Chatman, CMP, Facilities Coordinator for the Historic Thomas Center! This award recognizes her commitment to quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.

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