ABOUT FIRST CITY ART CENTER
First City Art Center is a working art center that engages the community through a broad range of workshops, classes, gallery shows, community events, outreach and fieldtrip programs. FCAC's role in community is unique - the center is an artistic "hatchery" for many forms of art creation including glass, pottery, music and visual arts.
FCAC cultivates a creative culture that encourages people of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels to explore, participate and experiment with art. FCAC serves 10,000 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, drawing, painting, and with a continued emphasis on expanding offerings.
FCAC hosts four popular fundraising events (Hot Glass Cold Brew) each year. The annual Pumpkin Patch event is held in October and features work by local artists- this event is very popular and each yare attendance grows. The Center’s new home is located in the old water works building in the Long Hollow neighborhood at 1060 N. Guillemard St.
Adopted: August 8, 2015
It is the policy and commitment of First City Art Center that it does not discriminate on
the basis of race, age gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, color, sex, national
origin, physical or mental disability, or religion in any of its activities or operations.
First City Art Center is a prominent working art center that cultivates economic and cultural growth for our region.
On May 7, 2012, the City Council, at the urging of Mayor Hayward, unanimously approved FCAC’s lease of a city property that had recently been vacated by Habitat for Humanity. To continue FCAC’s mission, the process of relocation from Belmont/Devilliers area to a larger and more autonomous property on Guillemard Street in the Long Hollow neighborhood began. This new location has allowed FCAC not only to expand studios in size and offerings, but also to potentially create an Art District that will include private studios and galleries, as well as establish classrooms for all types of art and music instruction.
To achieve the goal of growing the property into an Art District, FCAC, along with Long Hollow and North Hill Neighborhoods Associations, Pensacola State College and University of West Florida art departments will continue to improve the programs and properties to continue the momentum of creating an active and diverse art destination for the city of Pensacola and the entire region.