Other Facilities

Bo Diddley Plaza

The beautiful Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located at 111 E. University Ave. on the corner of Southeast First Street and East University Avenue in the heart of downtown Gainesville. It is available for concerts, festivals, church gatherings and more throughout the year; offering a covered stage as well as a picnic and park area. It was renamed in 2008, after the death of a local treasure - legendary rock & roll singer, guitarist and songwriter, Bo Diddley.

Please visit the new website at www.BoDiddleyPlaza.com.

For alternative site rental information, rules and regulations, please contact Nigel Hamm 352-393-8202. or HammN1@cityofgainesville.org.

Rosa B Williams Center/352artspace

The Rosa B Williams Center is a participatory arts space. The center features a gallery space, floating dance floor, a percussive dance floor and a total of four rooms available for lessons, classes and events offered by participatory arts groups. The center is built on the site of the Union Academy, a historical African-American school established in 1865, which served the community for almost 60 years.

To make a reservation, please fill out out the rental agreement. For rental information, please contact Erica Chatman, CMP, at 352-393-8539 or chatmanej@cityofgainesville.org.


Tench Building Artist Studios

The Cultural Affairs Division manages this facility in the downtown area to accommodate six local artists' studio spaces and the Sweetwater Print Cooperative at nominal monthly rental fees. The studios host several open houses throughout the year. The Tench Building is located at 115 S. Main Street. For more information or to submit rental applications, please contact Erica Chatman, CMP, at 352-393-8539 or chatmanej@cityofgainesville.org.