19 Sep 2022
The Pensacola area is a vibrant hub of art and culture tucked along the Florida Panhandle. The breathtaking Santa Rosa Island is a barrier island near Pensacola, which Portofino Island Resort calls home. Southern Living Magazine recognizes Portofino Island Resort as one of the best family-friendly beach hotels in Florida. When you take a look at our adventure packages, vacation specials, and lush accommodations, it's easy to see why. While staying at our adventure-packed Pensacola Beach resort, take a day trip off the island to experience the brilliant Pensocala art scene.
The Luna Fine Art Gallery is a gathering of marvelous local and regional art you won't have to leave the island to see because it's in Pensacola Beach. They recently launched The Brilliant Star Gallery to encourage and promote young aspiring local artists. The gallery is full of artwork from local fourth-grade through high school senior students that you can view or purchase.
The Pensacola Museum of Art building has been a landmark on the Florida Panhandle for over 100 years. The building was built in 1906 and served as the Pensacola City Jail. In 1954, the building became the art museum we know and love today. The Pensacola Museum of Art has now served as a Pensacola community arts center for over 60 years.
Established in 1997, the Blue Morning Gallery is a co-op of local artists in downtown Pensacola. Here you can find the artwork of award-winning artists in the Pensacola area with specialties in tile, wood, beadwork, basketry, painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, glass, jewelry, and so much more!
The First City Art Center engages over 10,000 adults and children each year and has the only public glass-blowing facility in Northwest Florida. They offer affordable and high-quality art programming for all ages, and skill levels through their workshops, events, classes, exhibits, and programs in Pensacola.
Gallery Night Pensacola is a local nonprofit organization that brings elite art to the streets of downtown Pensacola in a free monthly festival for people of all ages and art backgrounds. Gallery Night is usually on the third Friday of the month from 5-10 p.m. You can find more information about their monthly Pensacola art festival on their 2022 Gallery Night schedule.
Come and check out the most extensive co-op gallery in the Southeast. They feature art from local artists in Pensacola and the surrounding areas in their historic 1873 building. The centuries-old Pensacola building became the Quayside Art Gallery in 1973. They offer guests free guided tours upon request and have art available for purchase.