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 had flooding in a couple of classrooms and our truck was also flooded, but thankfully only experienced a brief pause in classes. Please know that we are still here to provide you with a creative outlet in a fun, artistic atmosphere. We are a resilient community and we will survive this too. We are grateful to be back up and running again, and we are busy preparing for the Pumpkin Patch! 

FCAC continues to follow all current CDC guidelines, and face coverings requirements issued by the City. At this time, the office and campus remain closed to visitors. Students, teachers, those picking up pre-ordered ceramic supplies, or using studio spaces may access the campus. We appreciate you all for helping the community stay safe and healthy! 

Pumpkin Patch 2020 will be hosted at Blue Wahoos Stadium, on Saturday, October 17th from 2-7pm, and is free and open to the public!
Full details for Pumpkin Patch 2020 can be found here!

We’d like to thank the volunteers that helped us with hurricane cleanup, and all the volunteers that have already signed up to help with our largest annual fundraiser, the 14th Annual Pumpkin Patch! Volunteers are still needed for Pumpkin Patch, October 12th-18th!  Volunteer positions range from helping to transport pumpkins to/from the stadium, table decorating, line management, pumpkin wrapping, tag removal, end of event break-down and more! See the full list of volunteer positions and sign up here!

We will be partnering with Manna Food Pantries to host a food drive at Pumpkin Patch 2020, and we encourage attendees to bring non-perishable food items to donate! A full bag of donations will get you entered into the raffle for a FCAC gift basket!

We’ve also partnered with Manna, Pensacola State College, and many local businesses to help support Manna’s #HungerStopsHere campaign. Local potters from FCAC and PSC have handcrafted one-of-a-kind bowls that are for sale at a wide variety of local businesses through October 22nd, and include unique products or gift cards from each business. Bowls are $40, and each bowl purchased provides (24!) meals for our neighbors in need.
Find the full details and the most up-to-date list of participating local businesses here!

Ceramics classes are now in session with a reduced number of students in each class, and the last session of classes for 2020 begins November 2nd.
Find the full list of upcoming classes and register here!

If you’re not currently enrolled in a ceramics class, but are interested in a weekly firing package or renting time in our IMPACT100 Throwing Studio, we’re offering new options and an easy way to schedule online.

 The last session of Creative Painting for 2020 begins Saturday, November 7th. Full details and registration can be found here!

Youth After-School Art Programs are open for registration. We are offering after school ART LAB (ages 9-14) and After School Art (ages 4-8) through December. Drop off begins at 2:30pm, and pick-up runs until 5:30pm. Full details and registration for all youth programs can be found here!

Yoga and Art is still open for registration! Yoga and Art is offered as a monthly package, including 2 classes per month. Classes meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday, 10 am-12 pm. Full details and registration can be found here! 

We’re also offering a Take-and-Make fused glass project! Follow the instructional guide to create your own rainbow glass sun-catcher! After it is completed you will return the piece to FCAC for firing. When your piece is ready we will contact you for pick-up. The sun-catcher kits can be purchased here!


Ceramics Supply Sales continue to be available! Contact-free delivery within a 25-mile radius of FCAC is available. Curbside pick-up is by appointment only. Please email sales@firstcityart.org, or call our office (850) 429-1222 to place your order 24-hrs ahead of your arrival. We will be happy to meet you in the parking lot for pick-up or deliver the order to your door!
Learn more about what clay/ceramic supplies we offer here!

Arts organizations are vital to the mental health and well-being of our community. If you are able, please consider a donation in support of FCAC’s many educational art programs. Thank you for your continued support of our 501 (c)(3) organization! 

We also have a Wish List of art supplies that were lost in the recent flooding from Hurricane Sally, along with other wish list items.

This year has given FCAC the opportunity to learn, grow, and adapt. We are hopeful for the future and remain committed to you as a valuable member of the creative community we serve. Please connect with us remotely through email: info@firstcityart.org, or by phone (850) 429-1222. For the latest updates, we invite you to follow us Facebook and Instagram. Our office is still closed to visitors, but staff are available via phone and email during our regular business hours. 

🧡 First City Art Center Staff