Express Your Artistic Side in Pensacola, FL

Artistic friends blowing colorful confetti from hands

Are you looking to add some excitement to your to-do list? You’re in the right place. Express your artistic side at these art-savvy events and activities in Pensacola, FL. No matter what your interests are, there is sure to be something for you to enjoy.

Umbrella Sky Project

Transform the Pensacola sky with the Umbrella Sky Project! During this pop-up event, thousands of colorful umbrellas will be suspended in the sky, creating a stunning canopy for pedestrians to walk under. It was inspired by the original Sky Project that took place in Agueda, Portugal in 2012. The annual decorative display in Portugal has gained a world-wide following. So now, we are bringing it to Pensacola!

Pensacola’s Umbrella Sky Project is part of the 2017 Foo Foo Festival. However, they display will stay up until February 3, 2018. So, be sure to have your camera in tow with each visit to the Downtown Improvement Board. You’ll want to have a photo shoot each time that you catch a glimpse of this amazing scene.

2017 Foo Foo Festival

Speaking of the Foo Foo Festival, this is also an event that you won’t want to miss. Join in on the fun at this 12-day artistic, cultural celebration. You can enjoy art displays, mini-movies, music, performances, and so much more!

Click here for a full list of festival events.

Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

Head out to the 33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival from November 9 through November 19. At this anticipated event, musicians and music enthusiasts alike have the opportunity to come together and share in experiencing this artform in their own way. Seasoned and aspiring music artists are able to provide a deeper look into their art, sharing the meaning behind each lyric and each note. Simultaneously, listeners can get to know their favorite musicians on a deeper level, while they also discover new artists that they may not have heard before.

Performances will be held at various venues across multiple locations, including Pensacola and Perdido Key, FL and Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Bon Secour, and Silverhill, AL. Check out the event schedule and venue list for more information about when you can catch your favorite acts.

Pensacola Museum of Art

View the artistic displays housed at the Pensacola Museum of Art! There are various exhibits that are currently being showcased. So, start planning your visit, today!

Current Displays:

Contained Play (until February 2018)

Showcases shape, color, and light to express an evolution of place.

Crossing Boundaries: Art and the Future of Energy (until January 14, 2018)

Ties together art and science by featuring artwork whose makeup touches on “clean energy, eco-aesthetics, eco-justice, sustainability, social practice and the environment, [as well as] the intersections of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) that are contextualized through aesthetic practices.”

Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon (until December 2017)

View two print series produced by Francisco Goya (1746-1828) and Federico Castellon (1914-1971). Compare and contrasts the works between these artists of different times. The connection between these dark pieces will surely come as a surprise.

Rebels With a Cause: American Impressionist Women (until December 2017)

View the artwork of rebellious women, created between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. These artists and their pieces are recognized for paving the way for female artists of today.

DocuFlorida (until February 2018)

Tells a story of the current landscape and environment of Florida, the Gulf Coast, and the Southeastern region of the U.S. through photographic/image-based work.


As you can see, there are various artistic events taking place nearby. So, hop into a vehicle from McKenzie Motors in Pensacola, FL and attend the event that interests you, today!