clay vessels created at First City Art Center

New Studio Rates, Availability and Firing Rates!

As of June 2020, First City Art Center has limited the amount of people to be in the Ceramic Studio at one time due to COVID-19.  Open Studio for Non-Students are only on Mondays from 9:00am till 3:00pm.  All non-student makers renting time in the Ceramics Studio must pre-register and pre-pay. Those that are new…



PENSACOLA, FL – First City Art Center (FCAC) is pleased to announce its first glass fellow, John Shoemaker. Our fellowship was designed for glass artists exploring opportunities to develop professionally in their body of work and in the area of arts education and community outreach.   This two-year residency offers a focused incubation in a community…

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First City Art Center is Now Accepting Applications for its 4th Glassblowing Mentorship Program for High School Students

The glass artists of First City Art Center are proud to be offering FREE comprehensive glassblowing instruction to four high school students in grades 9-11 in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.  This year’s program, their fourth, will begin with an orientation on March 6, 2014 and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 22nd….

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Call to Artists – Equinox Festival Sept 21, 2013

Be a part of the Second Annual Equinox Festival in the historic Long Hollow neighborhood! Space is limited, so sign up soon for your spot. Download the application form here:  Artist Application for Second Annual Equinox Festival More information about the festival can be found online: or

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Spring 2013 Workshops begin Mar. 5th

FIRST CITY ART CENTER’S FULL SLATE OF GLASS AND POTTERY WORKSHOPS BEGIN MAR 5th. PENSACOLA, FLA- First City Art Center is now accepting sign-ups for the full slate of hands-on workshops scheduled to begin Mar. 5. Pottery on the Wheel, Make Your Own Glass, Glassblowing, Glass Bead Making, Kids Pottery and Clay Sculpting workshops will…

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Casting Craze Workshop with Guest Artist Lisa Tahir

Guest artist Lisa Tahir will be at First City Art Center to offer students and patrons a one-weekend-only glass casting workshop. A three day introductory workshop exploring the fundamentals of glass sand-casting, this is an exciting way to learn the process of pouring molten glass into open face sand molds. Day one covers production of…

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Casting Craze workshop sparks glass art creativity!

Lisa Tahir’s Casting Craze workshop on Friday – Sunday, Feb. 15-17, at First City Art Center, successfully sparked the creativity of eight students who came to learn how to sand cast glass. Friday evening was a review of all of the safety precautions of being in FCAC’s hot shop. Soon thereafter, students learned how to…