The 10th annual Art in the Park event, presented by the Pensacola Museum of Art and held on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, is a two day art festival that will include over 100 local, regional and national artists displaying their work downtown in the historic Seville Square.
The invited artists will bring unique pieces of art to Pensacola for show and for purchase. Artwork available for purchase includes ceramics, photography, jewelry, sculptures and paintings. There will be an opportunity for visitors to ride around in whimsically decorated “art cars,” which is predicted to be a crowd-pleaser.
Families are welcome to come to this event, as there will be plenty of hands-on activities for children as well as demonstrations of various art media for all ages. Marian Bryan of public relations at the Pensacola Museum of Art said there will be some new artists participating in the event this year. “We are welcoming new artists both local and national, as well as the art cars and more children’s activities.”
The Pensacola Museum of Art will be hosting a private awards ceremony and dinner for the event artists on May 13 at 5:30 that will include $5,000 in cash awards. Thomas Deans, from Atlanta’s Thomas Deans & Company, one of the finest galleries in the southeast, will be judging the event. The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and admission is free.
There will be art, live music, and local food vendors throughout both days of the event. “It’s a landmark year for Art inthe Park,” event chair Jerry Kuenn said in a press release. “It has become the signature spring art festival downtown, and we’re excited about the variety of artists and activities we’ll present this year.”
For more information about Art in the Park visit www.artintheparkpensacola.com.