First City Art Center

Thank you for visiting the First City Art Center website! We hope you’ve found everything you’re looking for, but if you have any questions, please use any of the methods listed below to contact us. We’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Please understand that we are a small, hard-working staff, and we truly appreciate your patience. Since we’re a non-profit center for the arts, we’re so grateful for your support. If we can do anything else to make your experience even more enjoyable, please let us know!

COVID-19 Class Cancellation Policy: 

Please see the following options below for students who have been affected by rescheduled, canceled classes, or those who have been exposed to, or tested positive for COVID-19.  

  • Reschedule the canceled class to the next session or date offered.
  • Credit or partial credit issued to be used on any future class, workshop, or retail item we carry.
  • We can also provide you with a letter for your taxes should you decide to use this as an opportunity to donate your credit/refund to FCAC.  Your donation will help to ensure that FCAC can continue our mission to provide high-quality visual art education, scholarship programs, and community outreach. 
  • If you are not interested in any of the options listed above, we can issue you a refund/prorated refund minus the credit card processing fee of 10%.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to request a refund within 14 days after the cancellation, or missed class, otherwise the class registration will be considered a donation.

Please direct any questions or requests about the COVID-19 Policy to create@firstcityart.org

Contact First City Art Center

























Phone Number

Main Office: 850.429.1222

Caitlin Rhea, Executive Director
director@firstcityart.org
Regarding sponsorship, donations, mobile glassblowing studio, partnerships, community relations, internships, fellowships

Lauren Lentile, Creative Director
create@firstcityart.org
Regarding programs, education, teaching opportunities, education partnerships

Clare Mattilio, Ceramic Supply Manager/Operations Manager
sales@firstcityart.org
Regarding ceramic supply orders, clay and raw material availability and delivery

Ben Twingley, Ceramics Studio Manager/Instructor
ceramics@firstcityart.org
Regarding pottery and ceramics classes/workshops, glazing, firing, open studio rates and policies

Kellie Sylvester, Glass Studio and Program Manager
glass@firstcityart.org
Regarding hot shop policies, renting blow time, glass guild, and glass classes

Kelly Leitermann, Events Manager
events@firstcityart.org
Regarding events and event vendors

Kassandra Cotto, Visitor & Member Services
info@firstcityart.org
Regarding memberships, scheduling classes

Cheyenne Ryan, Outreach VISTA
vista@firstcityart.org
Regarding volunteering, field-trips, mentorships and scholarships