First City Art Center To Take Part in the Second Annual Equinox Festival Sept. 21, 1-10pm

The Long Hollow Neighborhood Association, North Hill Preservation Association and Living Concert Series are proud to present the Second Annual Long Hollow Equinox Festival, a day of music and community on Saturday, September 21st, 2013, 3pm to 10pm. The free rain or shine event features performing artists, refreshments, and interactive projects for people and families of all ages and ethnicities. 

Following last year's phenomenal success, the historic Long Hollow neighborhood welcomes back the family-friendly music, community, and arts festival featuring a lineup of local music, organizations, food vendors, exhibits, raffles, and an artists village. Performances will feature a variety of genres, including rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, folk, classical, and experimental music. Also on the schedule are raku demonstrations, the Viva Florida 500 art exhibition-Artifacts, demonstrations in innovative technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and circuit fabrication workshops.

Equinox Festival is a collaborative effort of local community and arts organizations emerging in and around the Long Hollow Neighborhood, including the Long Hollow Neighborhood Association, North Hill Preservation Association, Open Books, Belmont Youth Band, First City Arts Center (formerly Belmont Arts Center), the Emerald Coast Community of Makers, and the Living Concert Series. The Equinox Festival will take place at 1040 N Guillemard St, Pensacola, Florida 32501

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7th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch Show and Sale at First City Art Center set for Oct. 12

Join us on Saturday, Oct 12th from 10:00am - 2:00pm for our 7th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch.

This is our biggest patch yet! Choose from over 1500 hand-blown glass and hand-thrown clay pumpkins.  These are unique one-of-a-kind pieces of art, just in time for your fall decor, holiday gift giving or collecting. Arrive early to get the pick of the patch!

For more information, contact 429-1222 

7th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch Show and Sale Kicks Off with a Preview Party Friday, Oct. 11

First City Art Center’s 7th annual Glass Pumpkin Patch takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1060 N. Guillemard St., Creative Warehouse 1.  To kick off this highly anticipated event, First City Art Center is throwing a Glass Pumpkin Patch Preview Party, sponsored by EMBRY-RIDDLE Aeronautical University WORLDWIDE PENSACOLA CAMPUS, from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11.

The public is invited to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drinks, listen to live music by 18 String Army, tour the studios and gallery, and be the first to shop the pumpkin patch and pick out their special glass pumpkin.  There will be glass and pottery demonstrations and door prizes, along with other surprises during this festive night out.

Suggested donation is $25 per person at the door.  Advance tickets are available online for $26 until Oct 10.  Limit one glass or pottery pumpkin purchase during preview party.

For more information, contact 429-1222