Campus Updates

Winter Campus Updates

Winter Campus Updates As 2020 comes to a close, and we prepare for a new year, we have some exciting things to share! From online pumpkin sales, to our Winter Art Market, you won’t want to miss a thing! Pumpkin Sales We’re so incredibly thankful for such a strong show of support from our community,…

Campus Updates

October Campus Updates

Many of us are still in the process of recovering from the strong category two hurricane that made landfall in our community a couple weeks ago. We hope all of you, and your loved ones were able to weather Hurricane Sally safely, and with minimal damage.  Despite our best preparations, First City Art Center still…

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…


Holiday Office Hours

Happy Holidays! Our office will be closed Dec 23th – Jan 1st, Regular hours will resume on Jan 2nd See you in the New Year! FCAC Staff


Hot Glass Cold Brew Photos

Pensacola News Journal features Hot Glass Cold Brew in a photo gallery. Our January Hot Glass/Cold Brew event “Great Gatsby” edition was a huge success so thanks to all who came out. Check out some glass and pottery demonstrations as well as all the sharp dressed people at Mark your calendars for our next fundraising…

Slow Ride Bike Pensacola

Slow Ride…Take it easy

Hop on your bike and join and enjoy a Slow Ride with Bike Pensacola to and from First City Art Center on Sat. February 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. This event is FREE, Sponsored by FCAC and Open Books. Each month Bike Pensacola explores the quiet, scenic streets of Pensacola’s many historic neighborhoods for a fun…


Palafox Pop-Up Studio hosts gallery reception

Palafox Pop-Up Studio and the PNJ are partnering to hold a Gallery Reception on Tuesday, June 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Palafox Pop-up Studio, 412 South Palafox Street. The Gallery Reception will feature local artists, Pensacola News Journal personalities, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine pairings, a preview of work from First City Art Center…



First City Art Center was one of 10 local non-profit organizations to receive an Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area grant of $102,500.00.  The funds will be used to expand the glass and pottery programs and upgrade the facility.  The new, improved space will allow for more programs and participants.  MORE INFO HERE >



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…

Artist Opportunities

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….

Artist Opportunities

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


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…