Pensacola Honors Those Who Gave All This Memorial Day

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Pensacola Honors Those Who Gave All This Memorial Day
By: Kelly Woodard

To honor those who have given all for our freedom this Memorial Day, the Gulf Islands National Seashore at Fort Pickens and Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola will celebrate with two separate patriotic ceremonies to remember the sacrifices that our soldiers and their families have made throughout our nation’s history.
On Sunday, May 25
th join this year's guest of honor and keynote speaker is General "Spider" Nyland, USMC Retired for a Memorial celebration at the Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at 200 S 10th Avenue in downtown Pensacola. Festivities will begin at 4 pm. There will be music, a speech by General Nyland, followed by a moment of silence. The event is free for everyone to attend. For more information, call 850-290-7561 or visit www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.org.
Then, join the Gulf Islands National Seashore at Fort Pickens as they host a living history encampment by Company C, 3rd U.S. Infantry (1860-1865) from 9:30 am to 5pm this Monday, May 26
th.
Uniformed re-enactors will conduct period "Colors" and "Retreat" ceremonies at 9:30 am, 12 pm and 5 pm. Company drill demonstrations will be conducted at 10 am and 3:30 pm, and Artillery drill demonstrations are at 11 am and 3:30 pm.
Take a Fort Pickens ranger-led tour at 11 am or 2 pm, or explore on your own, and view the incredible brick construction of these historic fortifications. The majestic white beaches and emerald green waters are also a beautiful place to swim, picnic, relax, and enjoy the beautiful Florida sunset.
At 3 pm, a special moment of silence will be observed as an act of respect and remembrance to the brave men and women who have given their lives for their country.
The program is free, but there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. For additional information about this program or others offered at the Seashore, call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 850-934-2600 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis.

The 2014 Hangout Music Fest

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The 2014 Hangout Music Fest Closes Its 5th Year To Rave Reviews From A Sold Out Crowd
By: Kelly Woodard

The 2014 Hangout Music Fest hit the beaches of Gulf Shores last weekend, and once again was an overwhelming success. A sold out event, the festival hosted more than 40,000 concert go-ers on the white sands, boosting local businesses and tourism all along the gulf coast.
"It's a spectacular weekend to be at the beach," said Festival Director Sean O'Connell. With over 100 acts including such big names as The Killers, Black Keys, and Queens Of the Stone Age, this year’s festival was bigger and better than ever. “Last year we sold around 27,000 tickets and we thought we were doing pretty well. This year we offered 40,000 tickets, and sold out. We think we are offering music lovers something really special with the best backdrop any festival could ask for,” O’Connell said.
New to the festival this year was access to the gulf for concert go-ers to cool off or groove out to their favorite bands while splashing in the emerald waters. First time Hangout Fest-ers Doris Longa and Susi Wuest took full advantage of the new addition and even started an impromptu dance party with their friends while partaking in the water access area behind the blu Beach Club on the west side of the fest grounds.
Swimmers were only allowed to get in the water from noon to 6 pm, and special wristbands were needed to access the area. Festival organizers said that for the safety of all of those in attendance, no more than 150 swimmers were allowed in each access point at once so at most, there would be 300 swimmers in the Gulf at any given time.
Even with so few people allowed to be in the water at one time, return Hangout Fest patron Jennifer Goodwin said the wait to get in the water was worth it. “Last year we were looking forward to taking a swim, but couldn’t so on our comment card we filled out “beach access” as our suggestion for the 2014 festival. We were ecstatic that they listened!”
But putting a toe in the gulf waters meant more to some than others. “This weekend is the first time I've ever been in the ocean,” said Oklahoman Michael Johnson. “It was an amazing day. I got to check something off of my bucket list.” Another first time gulf swimmer, Justin Stanger of Illinois, said, “I’ve always wanted to see the beach for myself. The fact that I got to hear my favorite bands while I splashed around truly made this the trip of a lifetime.”
But the festival wasn’t the trip of a lifetime for some. Over the course of the four day event, more than 60 arrests were made, most for drug charges and public intoxication, and 204 emergency medical assists were responded to by fire and rescue agencies.
Gulf Shores Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack said, “In the past we've had to tase a few individuals that resisted arrest and we had none of that this time. Considering there were over 40,000 in attendance, I think it was a well-mannered crowd overall.”
While the arrests were down, medical emergencies were up this year, a fact that Gulf Shores Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Bo Smith said they expected with the increases in ticket sales. While there were 204 calls, only 14 people were actually transported to the hospital in Foley. “There was nothing real major at all,” Smith said. “Mostly dehydration.”
City spokesman Grant Brown said that the moment the closing act, Atlanta based rappers Outkast, left the stage, hundreds of people jumped into action to break down the festival as quickly as possible in hopes of getting festival go-ers out of the area and on their way home in order to get local traffic back to normal for the work week. All roads were said to be open with traffic flowing normally by Monday afternoon, and the public beach access is expected to re-open by Thursday afternoon.
“It was a very successful event,” Brown said. “Very low numbers and we're very happy with the lack of any significant medical or law enforcement issues. The security firm that handled the events security did a fantastic job. The quality of the different companies that were put to together for this were excellent. Just overall very good compliments to the festival and very good comments from the patrons.”
Oklahoma’s Johnson agreed saying, “I've been to a lot of music festivals but this one is the greatest I've ever been to. We will definitely be back next year.”
A be back they will. Festival organizers have already begun planning for the 2015 festival. No word of how many tickets will be available for the 2015 festival, but Brown says he hopes that it will once again be a sell-out crowd that boost the area’s business.



Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon Help “Surrender the City” For the Fiesta Season

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Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon Help “Surrender the City” For the Fiesta Season

By: Kelly Woodard


Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon, one of Pensacola’s premier law firms, is proud to present the kick off party for the 65
th Annual Fiesta of Five Flags celebration next Thursday, May 29th from 7-10 pm at Seville Quarter.

The celebration salutes the rich history of Pensacola under the flags of the five governments that have flown over our city – Spain, France, England, the Confederacy and the United States. Seville Quarter will host five different rooms representing each of these important influences on our city.

Tickets for the event are $30 and include live entertainment from some of the best local a regional bands the gulf coast has to offer. Tickets will also include a delicious variety of food and two drink vouchers, as well as an exclusively designed 65th annual commemorative pin.

The ever popular ‘Surrender the City’ ceremony where local dignitaries such as Mayor Ashton Hayward, Police Chief Chip Simmons, Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford and Pensacola Naval Air Station Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins are captured by the Fiesta Forces and surrender the City of Pensacola and its citizens to DeLuna, his queen, and the Fiesta Forces for the Fiesta season, starts at 7:15 pm in Phineas Phoggs.

For more information about the Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon Fiesta Days Celebration or Surrender of the City, call the Fiesta of Five Flags office at 850-433-6512 or go online to www.FiestaofFiveFlags.org.

Drive-In Movie Nights Are Back, and Full Of Adventure This Summer

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Drive-In Movie Nights Are Back, and Full Of Adventure This Summer
By: Kelly Woodard

Everyone’s favorite summertime blast from the past is back! Sit back and relax as you and your family enjoy a classic drive-in movie experience at the Hill-Kelly Drive-In Movie Series Presented by Cox Communications, beginning Friday, May 30
th from 8:30 to 10:30 pm at the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park.
This nostalgic movie night brings our love of family friendly movies and the great outdoors together for an experience that has long been forgotten. Enjoy great concessions and treats, check out some awesome automobiles on display from Hill-Kelly, all while you enjoy a great new release movie parked right on the grass.
Kicking off the summer movie series on Friday, May 30
th is Disney’s #1 animated hit ‘Frozen’ where fearless optimist Anna teams up with social outcast, Kristoff, in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
Then on Friday, June 27
th, catch the DreamWorks classic, ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’, the time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
On July 18
th, it’s on in the Amazon as Rio 2 hits the big screen. It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law in a hilarious adventure that will leave you singing and dancing your way home.
Closing out the summer drive in movie series on Friday, August 29
th is The Lego Movie, the lovable adventure where an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
Admission to the movies is limited. When the grass field is full, families will be invited to parking in the parking lot and enjoy the movie seated on the grass. If you choose to park and view the movie from your vehicle, please be aware of all parking attendants and police officers and follow their instruction for your safety and theirs.
Families planning to park and watch from their vehicles need to arrive at least an hour before the movie begins. Parking begins at 6:30 pm and movies begin around 8:30 pm. Chairs, blankets, and coolers will be permitted, but keep in mind that food and beverages will be on hand for sale during the event.
The event is free. For more information about this or any of the future Drive-In Movie Series, visit
www.pensacolacommunitymaritimepark.com or call 850-436-5670.

Pensacola’s Patriotic Spirit Lands It A Spot On ConventionSouth’s Top Ten Best List

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Pensacola’s Patriotic Spirit Lands It A Spot On ConventionSouth’s Top Ten Best List
By: Kelly Woodard

ConventionSouth Magazine, the leading resource for meeting planners who book all types of events, conventions, conferences and group travel in the south, has named Pensacola to the 2014 Top Ten list of the “South’s Five-Star Destinations for Military & Public Service Groups.”
According to a press release, the chosen cities made the list based on their “all-American patriotic spirit, appreciation discounts, patriotic festivals and attractions, and local public-service organizations such as veteran legions and law enforcement fraternal orders.”
Visit Pensacola’s Operations Manager
and retired command sergeant major in the United States Army, Larry Orvis, works closely with military outlets here along the gulf coast to plan reunions, concerts, and other various gatherings for military personnel and their families. Orvis believes that Pensacola’s deep military roots and patriotic attractions played a major role in Pensacola being awarded a spot in the list.
In a written statement on Tuesday, Orvis said, “Places like the National Naval Aviation Museum, Veteran’s Memorial Park, our historic district and a welcoming community make the Pensacola Bay Area a perfect reunion location for our military heroes.”
In addition to the actual locations Pensacola has to offer for military and public service groups, Orvis said that events like the upcoming Blue Angels airshow and homecoming show have helped boost Pensacola’s appeal to the magazine. “Even if you aren’t personally involved in the military, it’s hard not to feel its influence on our community,” he said.
Lieutenant General Duane D. Thiessen, USMC (Ret) President and CEO of the National Aviation Museum Foundation added, “Pensacola has always been a harmony of local citizens, local businesses, and the military in the perfect setting. It would be hard to beat our beaches, our weather, and the cohesive society, which we all enjoy in Pensacola. If you are Military stationed in Pensacola, if you live in Pensacola, if you work in Pensacola, or if you are just passing through….you are blessed.”
Based in Gulf Shores, Ala., ConventionSouth Magazine is the leading meeting planning resource and is circulated to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country that book meetings held within the South.
For more information about the Pensacola Bay Area or to request a 2014 Visitor Guide, call Visit Pensacola at (800) 874-1234 or (850) 434-1234. You can also view the guide online at VisitPensacola.com.

Animal Planet’s ‘Tanked’ Headed To Perdido Key

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Animal Planet’s ‘Tanked’ Headed To Perdido Key To Boost Local Economy
By: Kelly Woodard

Perdido Key is about to get ‘Tanked’ thanks to Wayde King and Brett Raymer, co-owners of Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), one of the country’s most successful builders of aquariums and stars of the Animal Planet hit show. The boisterous brothers-in-law are designing a 403-gallon, pirate themed aquarium to be installed in the new Perdido Key Visitors Information Center.
The ‘Tanked’ crew will visit Perdido Key in June to film the installation of the aquarium which will feature fish and an ecosystem native to the Gulf of Mexico as well as all the elements of a pirate’s paradise including a pirate ship, treasure chest, gold coins, and “a few other surprises to pay homage to Perdido Key’s annual Pirate Festival”.
Those familiar with the show know that King and Raymer aren’t your average aquarium builders. They travel the world to create fish enthusiasts’ dreams of having their own piece of the ocean. Throughout their careers, they have installed tanks in everything from cars and phone booths to pinball machines and jukeboxes, and the Perdido Key tank is expected to be yet another unique masterpiece in their portfolio.
Perdido Key Chamber President, Tina Morrison, said the arrival of the tank and being featured on the show ‘Tanked’ will be good for the local economy. With most of Pensacola’s tourism efforts focused on Pensacola Beach, Morrison hopes that the show will boost Perdido Key’s visibility to potential visitors. “We’re basically creating a new tourist attraction,” said Morrison. “We hope that it will not only attract out of towners to the area, but locals to this side of town as well.”
The Chamber will be using a BP grant received after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a decision that some local residents aren’t happy about. Local resident Ryan Simoneaux stated, “I like big aquariums, but why use BP spill money? Why not use that money to stimulate the economy since money was lost because of the spill? Or put it in escrow to use it for cleanup since they find new tar every so often. This doesn't seem like a very smart use of the money.”
Denise Hemenway agreed, saying, “They need to put that where the money is being made! Beach nourishment! We need more sand brought in. We lost a lot of our beach.”
But Morrison insists that the tank and the attention that it will bring to the area will be well worth the money spent. “This BP money we are spending will allow us to include an interactive component for school children and other visitors. We think that it will attract a whole new group of visitors to our area, and that will reflect positively on our local economy. It will be well worth the investment.”
As for long term maintenance costs, Morrison said that Alabama Credit Union agreed to pay for educational materials to accompany the exhibit and an anonymous Perdido Key business has offered to take care of the tank’s maintenance. Both sponsors made three-year commitments. “It won’t cost the tax payer’s a dime,” Morrison added.
This isn’t the first time ‘Tanked’ has been to the Pensacola area. In 2012, the crew was summoned to design a trolley for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos stadium, but was unable to finish the project due to investors pulling out of the project. Then, last year, Blues Angel Music was featured on an episode of ‘Tanked’ where an innovative functioning drum kit tank was constructed to be a focal point of the store. The tank is still up and running and can be seen in the Blues Angel Music showroom.
The Perdido Key episode is scheduled to air sometime this summer. “Tanked” airs at 10 pm Fridays on Animal Planet, which is available in more than 95 million homes in the United States.
For more information visit www.visitperdido.com.

2014 Fiesta Days Sand Sculpture Contest

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Sand and Imagination Can Line Your Bikini With Green At the 2014 Fiesta Days Sand Sculpture Contest
By: Kelly Woodard

Building castles in the sand can win you big money at the 2014 Beach Community Bank Fiesta Sand Sculpture Contest. This family favorite event takes to the shores of Pensacola Beach this Sunday, May 18
th from 8 am to 2 pm. One of the most unique and tedious art forms in our area, this event allows amateur and professional sand sculptors alike to try their hand at winning the big grand prize.
Held at the Pensacola Beach Gulfside Pavilion (3 Casino Beach Blvd.), this fun in the sun event will amaze even the most critical artistic eye when you see the transformation our sugary white sands will undergo.
Once again, the contest will feature professional sand sculptors and best friends Rusty Croft and Kirk Rademaker from the Travel Channel’s hit show “Sand Masters”, for a demonstration on Sunday of Fiesta Family Weekend, a weekend of free events for the community. Participants in the Sand Sculpture Contest can also get some pointers from Croft and Rademaker throughout the day.
Croft and Rademaker are no strangers to the Gulf Coast. “These are some of my favorite beaches in the world. What could be better than clear water and white sand? The locals are always welcoming and lots of fun,” Croft said.
Rademaker agrees adding, “Everyone has always welcomed us with open arms here on the Emerald Coast. People are always curious about what we are doing in the sand. Sand sculptures at the beach are a catalyst for positive human interaction.”
13 awards will be presented, and more than $1,900 in cash and prizes are up for grabs in categories such as guppy (2-4), youth (5-12), teen (13-17), adult (18 and up), and open (semi-pro and pro). Awards in the guppy and youth divisions will be 1
st place- $75, 2nd place- $50, and 3rd place- $25. Awards in the teen division will be 1st place- $100, 2nd place- $50, and 3rd place- $25.
Awards in the adult division will feature 1
st place- a 2 night stay in Pensacola Beach Hotel and $100, 2nd place- $75, and 3rd place- $50. Each winner in every division will also receive a monogrammed beach towel, koozies, and a commemorative bucket.
Registration begins at 8 am and judging will begin promptly at 1 pm. There is no fee to enter. Download the registration form on www.FiestaofFiveFlags.org or register the day of the event at the Beach Community Bank welcome tent. Teams in all division are limited to 1-3 persons except the Open division which is limited to 1-2 persons.
The Fiesta of Five Flags Awards Ceremony and prize presentation will take place at the Beach Community Bank welcome tent beginning at 2 pm. All registered contestants are asked to be close by the presentation area. Award winners (entire team) will be asked to come up to receive prizes and pose for photographs.
Each team will have assigned an approximate area of 20 x 20. Each team is responsible for picking their site. Only registered teammates are allowed in the work area at any time. Any number of helpers may be recruited for work outside area to haul water up to perimeter of sculpture, organize tools, or cheer.
Sculptures must consist of beach sand and water only. Only naturally occurring, and biodegradable items found on the beach that day such as seaweed and shells may be used for decorations. No ingredients may be mixed with sand to improve the texture. Powdered tempera paint or food coloring may be used for color but spray paint is not permitted.
Judging is based on originality (clever idea, fresh approach, etc.), technical difficulty and intricacy (pushing the sand to its limits), and overall appearance. All teams risk disqualification if all rules are not met, and all judges’ decisions are final.
For more information, call 850-433-6512 or visit
www.fiestaoffiveflags.org. For more information about Travel Channel’s Sand Masters, visit http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/sand-masters.


Pensacola Beach Triathlon

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The Pensacola Beach Triathlon Combines Land, Sea, and Big Fitness Fun
By: Kelly Woodard

People of all ages and skill levels will swarm the island to swim, bike, and run their way to victory at the Pensacola Beach Triathlon this Saturday, May 17
th at 7 am on the beautiful white sands of Pensacola Beach. The nature of the sport focuses on persistent and often interlude training in each of the three disciplines, as well as combination workouts and general strength conditioning.
Participants will begin with a 300 Yard Swim, followed by a 10 Mile Bike and a 3 Mile Run along scenic Via de Luna Drive. The will be a swim in the protected Sound behind Flounders.
According to Multisport.com, athletes should plan on the terrain being flat and the pace being fast, so train for speed. As with all Triathlons, endurance is also key. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed "transitions" between the individual swim, cycle, and run components.
Transition areas are positioned both between the swim and bike segments (T1), and between the bike and run segments (T2) and are where the switches from swimming to cycling and cycling to running occur. These areas are used to store bicycles, performance apparel, and any other accessories needed for preparing for the next stage of the race.
While athletes are encouraged to bring the whole family to spectate the event, there will be some rules that all spectators will need to follow. The swim has a long pier for an amazing view of the entire swim. After the swim proceed to the transition area in the Casino beach parking lot to see the bike finish and run finish. Be sure to stay out of transition areas so your family member does not receive a penalty.
After the race, be sure to celebrate your big finish at the T3 After Party to be held at Flounder’s Chowder House. There will be plenty of food and drinks for all participants to enjoy for free, as well as live entertainment and a full menu for spectators to enjoy.
Registration is still open for those who wish to participate. To register online, visit
www.imathlete.com/events/pensacola. Individual registration is $75 and 2 person relay team registration fees are $140.
Packet pick-up and last chance registration will be held at Flounders from 5-7 pm on Friday, May 16
th. After the race there will be a fabulous post-race party for all participants at Flounder’s on the sound side.
For more information on the race, parking, or spectator details call 850-499-8457.


Two Restaurants, One Building, One Huge Success

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Two Restaurants, One Building, One Huge Success
By: Kelly Woodard

One local restaurant is taking sharing to a whole new level. Two different owners, two separate restaurants, one building. Norma’s and Type may share the same kitchen, but the two concepts are nearly as different the two chef’s themselves.
Norma Murray of Norma’s at Duh prides herself on fresh, homemade food that leaves the diner comforted and satisfied. With specialties like soups, deli style sandwiches, juicy chicken, and bread pudding to die for, Murray has quickly made a name for herself as the queen of the lunch hour.
That’s when Murray calls it a day, and the spotlight turns to Type’s Blake Rushing. An internationally trained Cordon Bleu chef, Rushing’s specialty is just what you’d expect; high end fine dining with a worldly flair. Having worked with such world class chefs such as Gordon Ramsey and Daniel Boulud, Rushing’s menu changes every 2 weeks and highlights local ingredients.
Their worlds collided a few years ago when the dup worked side by side at a bed and breakfast. Rushing said, “We knew we wanted to work together and show off our individual styles, but finding a way to combine our very different ideas was difficult.” That’s when Murray came up with the brilliant idea to open their own restaurants under the same roof just by splitting business hours. Norma’s would open for the lunch hour, and Type would serve the dinner crowed.
“We knew how crazy this all sounded, but we knew we could make it work because we both had such unique things to bring to the table,” Murray said. And with that, a new concept in restauranteering was born.
Located within downtown’s quirky Duh, Norma’s and Type opened to rave reviews from both diners and critics. Norma’s, open Monday through Friday 10:30 am to 2:30 pm and Saturday 11 am to 2 pm, features a laid back atmosphere full of old world charm complimented by fast service and to die for recipes like champagne chicken salad and strawberry pecan greens with homemade poppy seed dressing.
When the lunch hour ends, the Type staff is gearing up to transform the laid back Norma’s feel into a sophisticated, trendy hot spot for the evening shift. The flowers, tablecloths, glassware, lighting, and music all change as swiftly as the weather can change here on the gulf coast. Once Norma's mural is covered with TYPE's paneled logo, Rushing’s restaurant is ready for business from 5 pm to 10 pm.
So just how do they make it all work so easily? Rushing says they split everything like rent, utilities, delivery trucks, and even the cooler. "Everything here on the right side of the cooler is Norma's, everything on this side is Type’s,” Rushing said. With their business running like a well-oiled machine, Murray says there is one ingredient to their success that Rushing forgot to mention, “Mutual respect. We have the upmost regard for one another, and without that we wouldn’t have been able to even get this off the ground.”
With such a unique concept and great food, Norma’s and Type does not disappoint. James Joiner, local resident and frequent patron of both restaurants said, “This is a chef's restaurant. Mr. Rushing and Mrs. Murray’s passion for good food is clearly evident. This place is a must when in Pensacola.”
Want to check it out for yourself? Visit Norma’s and Type at 501 N 9th Avenue at the Duh shopping complex. Reservations are not required for Norma’s, but are recommended for Type. You can make them by calling 850-466-5181. To contact Norma’s call 850-466-5136.

12th Annual Art in the Park

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The Stage Is Set For the 12th Annual Art in the Park Celebration
By: Kelly Woodard

One of the Gulf Coast’s most unique art shows is back. The 12
th Annual Art in the Park brought to you by the Pensacola Museum of Art will take to the beautiful setting of historic Seville Park next Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th.
Art in the Park, a juried arts festival featuring over 120 local and national artists, will have booths that feature a wide variety of media including ceramics, photography, jewelry, sculpture, painting and more. Participate in children’s hands-on activities or enjoy demonstrations of various art media or just try some of the best cuisine the city has to offer.
Artists are chosen for participation by a selection committee. Along with the honor of displaying their best pieces, artist will be awarded prizes to be presented at the VIP Artist Party on Saturday Night. Prizes include Best of Show ($1,500.00), 1 Award of Distinction ($750.00), 4 Awards of Excellence ($500.00), and 3 Awards of Merit ($250.00).
This year Art in the Park will once again provide extended offerings including the addition of 25 artists, on-site cooking demonstrations, live music, and the featured attraction – 3
rd Annual Art Cars. Art Cars are street-legal vehicles that have been permanently transformed into mobile sculptures.
Last year’s art car show was a big success, drawing not only visitors from the festival but art car fanatics from across the Gulf Coast. Some of the perks for participating in Art Cars include
•Mileage reimbursement (while funding available, 50 cents per mile, up to $600 per art car)
•Discounted hotel rates
•2 Tickets to the Artists’ Party at the Museum of Art on Saturday night which includes free food and libations;
•Ability to sell your own artwork (** art must reflect the spirit of your Art Car**)
For more information on the show or how to enter you rolling art, please call the Pensacola Museum of Art at 850-432-6247.
The event will take place from 10 am to 5 pm, and admission is free. For more information, visit www.artintheparkpensacola.com.