First City Art Center

Creating an active, dynamic, and exciting art destination for the city of Pensacola and beyond.

There is a creative spirit in all of us that works to nourish our humanity and enrich our society. First City Art Center (FCAC) engages the community by encouraging open participation in the creative processes of a working art center. We feature a broad and expanding range of workshops, classes, events, exhibitions, field trips, and outreach programs.

Serving over 10,000 adults and children each year, FCAC is unique in offering the only public glass blowing facility in Northwest Florida! By continually striving to lead the arts community while ensuring quality programming, we facilitate public access to the arts offering affordable programs for all ages and skill levels. We also host unforgettably fun events, so come on out and enjoy yourself for a great cause!

We support a cooperative environment that nurtures the artist and the observer while building a community around the arts that facilitates open dialogue, camaraderie, public service, education, mentorship and economic opportunities. FCAC maintains several core values, effectively guiding us in our mission – leadership, integrity, accessibility, vitality and collaboration.

Classes at the First City Art Center

Classes at the FCAC cover multiple disciplines and are taught by a combination of talented local and guest instructors. Our offerings include introductory classes for beginners to more focused workshops on advanced techniques geared toward experienced artists. We also offer rentals of classrooms and certain facility spaces for groups and studio space for individual artists. We encourage you to browse through our list of current classes and reach out to us with any questions.

Upcoming Events

Events at First City Art Center allow the community to engage in the creation, appreciation and sharing of art. We host a multitude of events throughout  the year that promote artistic expression, cultural diversity and the transformative power of art in our community. To get updates on upcoming events delivered straight to your inbox, be sure to sign up for the First City Art Center Newsletter.

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