* FCAC continues to follow all current CDC guidelines.
Entrances to First City Art Center
When you arrive at the western edge of our campus at 1060 N. Guillemard St. in Pensacola, Florida, there is street parking on N. Guillemard St. and a pedestrian entrance (“Event Entrance” on the map below, between buildings #1 and #2), distinguished by a brightly colored mural. Around the corner on the southern side of the campus on De Soto Street, there is a vehicle entrance and parking lot. If the pedestrian entrance is not open when you arrive, please use the De Soto Street entrance. As you drive into the De Soto St. entrance, our main office is located in building #4 directly in front of you, just before the Gallery 1060 Building #2. Open Books, one of our non-profit partners, is located in the building to the left of FCAC’s Main Office, facing Guillemard St.
Locations of Classes, Gallery and Studios at First City Art Center
We encourage our visitors to observe art-making in action while artists are working. Unless the artists welcome it, you may or may not be able to ask the artists questions. If you have a lot of questions, that’s great – we encourage you to sign up for a class!
The Creative Warehouse Building #1 houses our Glass Blowing studio, Ceramics studio, and Hangar work space area where artists may be working on welding and construction projects.
Building #1: Green Metal Roof: Creative Warehouse – Hot Glass and Pottery on the Wheel Studios, Outdoor Hangar and Patio
Building #2: Long Ramp Entrance: Gallery 1060 – Visual Artist Studios, Art Sale and Gallery Exhibition Space
Building #3: Hands Mural: Martha Brooks McKee Annex – Sculpture and Hand-building Studio, Stained Glass, Kiln Forming, Painting and Drawing Classes
Building #3: Garage door next to Annex entrance: Flame-working Studio – Glass Bead-Making
Building #4: Directly in front of De Soto Parking Lot Entrance: Main Office – Registration, Membership, Retail Store
Building #5: Brightly Colored Geometric Patterned Building: YAP Classroom – Youth Art Program Classes and Workshops, Saturday Art Classes
Building #6: Blue Building with Yellow Doors: Artful Impact Classroom – Youth Art Program Classes and Workshops
Parking: Please pull into the campus parking lot from De Soto Street. After hours (5-10 p.m.) the event entrance on Guillemard may be closed.
*Classes may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather, please contact the office for verification. (850) 429-1222
Gallery and Public Art
Gallery 1060 features work from local artists in a variety of media. Doors around the perimeter of Gallery 1060 lead to artists studio spaces, featuring a variety of artists that you may find at work during your visit, including painters, photographers, designers, glass artists and sculptors.
While you’re visiting, don’t miss the Andy Retana ceramic installation that is featured opposite the community mural wall of Gallery 1060 in Building #2! There are several other murals throughout the campus, many of them are created by a local artist group, Art Beyond Walls.
Across the street in Long Hollow Park, you’ll see a collaborative Fountain Sculpture made by Devon Murphy, Ben Twingley, and Jonathan Kusnerek. It is a beautiful structure made of aluminum, ceramics and glass elements to be enjoyed for years to come!