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First City Art Center

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First City Art Center has been "The Little Art Center That Could" in Pensacola since its inception in 1999. Our role for the community is quite unique - we have been an artistic "hatchery" for many forms of art creation including glass, pottery, music and visual arts. We allow children, students and adults of all ages to experiment with art media that they may not have a chance to experience otherwise.

There is a creative spirit in all of us that nourishes our humanity and enriches our society. We grow a creative culture that encourages people of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels to explore, participate and experiment in the visual arts. First City Art Center (FCA) engages the community in participating in that creative process at a "working" art center. Through a broad range of studio classes, workshops and outreach programs it serves over 1,000 adults and children each year.

The Center provides opportunities for people to create through glassblowing, glass bead making, clay sculpting, pottery on the wheel, hand-built pottery and music lessons for youth, with a continued emphasis on expanding offerings.

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FCAC Annual Pumpkin Patch is a signature event for Pensacola, and is the only Pumpkin Patch benefiting non-profit First City Art Center as an important cultural asset for the community. Guests will have the first glance at over 5,000 hand-blown glass and hand-thrown clay pumpkins, and the chance to meet… Read More...

First City Art Center’s Pumpkin Patch is the center’s largest fundraiser of the year. The event not only supports FCAC as a nonprofit center for the arts offering affordable education and outreach programs, pumpkin purchases also support over 50 local artists. FCAC’s 13th Annual Pumpkin Patch has become a signature… Read More...

  • November 1, 2019 - November 8, 2019

Come celebrate the unveiling of a new interactive sculpture and watch artists working with 3D Printing processes and making art in a fun, casual atmosphere. All are welcome to engage in the experience of live action art-making and skateboarding! IHMC and FCAC are collaborating using innovative… Read More...

FCAC’s “Hot Glass Cold Brew: Ugly Holiday Sweater Party” will feature a guest glass artist. In addition to glass demonstrations, there will also be pottery demos, performing artists, live music, and more! This Hot Glass Cold Brew event will also include a gallery opening, showcasing works from… Read More...