Meet the Artist: Heather Mitchell

Every Thursday, Pensacola Visitor Information Center, 2-4 p.m.

Watch local artist Heather Mitchell at work. Visitors are encouraged to observe and ask questions as local artist Heather Mitchell demonstrates her technique for painting the beautiful wildlife, birds and scenery found here in Pensacola. Heather finds her inspiration from our natural surroundings of beaches, bayous and bays. Her work may be seen at Quayside Art Gallery and other locations along the coast.

Heather Mitchell

First Tuesdays: Meet the Artist with Lyn Gentry

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Perdido Key Visitor Information Center

Every first Tuesday of the month, artist Lyn Gentry showcases her work at the Perdido Key Visitor Information Center.

Lyn studied with the renowned glass artist and designer, Narcissus Quagliata, whose works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, and Renwick Gallery, with installations at the Charles Schwab Building in San Francisco and the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, to name a few. It was Quagliata who developed the concept of using glass as a method to manipulate light to enrich a living environment and to use glass rather than canvas to express the nature of light within a design.

Lyn Gentry

With this discovery, Lyn knew she had found the right medium for her artistic expression that would allow her to create and develop her designs. Lyn creates her pieces by and shaping hot glass using a kiln. Her pieces vary from functional glassware, such as bowls, platters, and vases, to large, custom-designed architectural pieces that require scaffolding for installation.

Pensacola Parks with Tonya Vaden

Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m., Pensacola Visitor Information Center

Tonya Vaden, City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Dept. will bring information about the fun activities happening in the parks this summer! 

Visitor Centers by the Numbers:


Pensacola: 3,534
Perdido Key: 1,811
Pensacola Beach: 1,795

Telephone Assists:

Pensacola: 385
Perdido Key: 85
Pensacola Beach: 214

Personal Assists:

Pensacola: 1,285
Perdido Key: 1,651



States with largest registered visitors:

Pensacola: Florida, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois
Perdido Key: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin
Pensacola Beach: Florida, Wisconsin, Alabama, Michigan, Texas

International registered visitors:

Pensacola: Canada, Belgium, UK
Perdido Key: Canada, France, Great Britain
Pensacola Beach: Canada, Germany, United Kingdom