Art meets Dining

by Tallahassee Table

When you’re dining, do you ever look at the walls and admire the art, even wonder if the pictures or paintings are for sale? In many cases, they are. There are several restaurants savvy enough to showcase the work of local artists and photographers.

By Elizabeth E. George

Pictured here are works by award-winning Tallahassee photographer, Elizabeth E. George, which are on display at Sage: A Restaurant through Sept. 22.

The relationship between restaurants and artists isn’t surprising, she said.

“As artists themselves creating eye-pleasing and mouth-watering dishes, I love how they (the restaurants) support other local artists,” said George. “It definitely is a win-win for local artists, whether culinary or photography! “

Cypress Restaurant

Along with Sage, you’ll also find work by local artists at Cypress RestaurantKool Beanz Cafe​, 319 Wine & Cheese Shoppe​, Black Dog on the Square and Uptown Cafe and Catering​ and there are likely more.

Gail Racioppi Brayman with some of her pictures at the former Catalina Cafe.

My friend Gail Racioppi Brayman sold about a dozen of her abstract paintings at Capital Circle’s Catalina Cafe, before it closed, and Uptown.

Elizabeth E. George

As for Elizabeth E. George, she has had a passion for photography since she was 9, and she began her formal training in high school. She was born in Miami, Florida, the only daughter to Hungarian Jewish Immigrants, and she has called Tallahassee her home since 1980.

You can see her work on Facebook (Elizabeth E. George Photography) as well as Instagram (eegeorge_photography) and on the web (

If you’re connected with a restaurant, or know of one that might want to display the work of local artists, I’d love to spread the word.

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