Visitor Information Center Supervisors Attend 2019 Certified Visitor Information Center Summit

This past month, Visitor Information Center Supervisors attended the 2019 Certified Visitor Information Center Summit in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The conference focused on event marketing, crisis management, and visitor center improvement.

First Tuesdays: Meet the Artist with Lyn Gentry

Tuesday, March 5, 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.

Pop-Up Opera Coming to Pensacola Visitors Information Center

Tuesday, March 5, 1:45 p.m., Pensacola Visitor Information Center

Pensacola Opera artists in residence are ready to serenade you with a number from their next performance. Join us in the Pensacola Visitors Information Center on Tuesday, March 5, at 1:45 p.m. for a look into the arts.

John Appleyard Talk: Pensacola History

Tuesday, March 12 and 26, 9 a.m., Pensacola Visitor Information Center

Don't miss the opportunity to hear famed historian; John Appleyard share his knowledge of Pensacola's history with one of his famous storytelling sessions! These events are free to the public, but seating is limited. 

 

Walk-ins:

Pensacola: 2,923
Perdido Key: 2,692
Pensacola Beach: 1,219

Telephone Assists:

Pensacola: 434
Perdido Key: 88
Pensacola Beach: 208

Personal Assists:

Pensacola: 1,008
Perdido Key: 2,602

States with largest registered visitors:

Pensacola: Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota
Perdido Key: Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois
Pensacola Beach: Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Minnesota

International registered visitors:

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