Nov. 3, 4, & 5, 2017
Location: Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida
Hours: 9am - 5pm on Friday and Saturday, 9am – 4pm on Sunday
Children’s Festival: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Admission to the festival is free. Pets are not allowed at the Festival. More Details...
The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the best-regarded, most popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. The Festival is ranked #30 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
Live musicians hit the right notes from the Main Stage with sounds ranging from bluegrass to Cajun and blues to jazz and classical.
Performing companies, dance schools, community groups, and area folk groups have their time to shine.
Craft artists demonstrate traditional arts, crafts and trades, including blacksmithing, engraving, spinning, weaving and other skills in the Heritage Arts Area.
Children become artists at the Children's Arts Festival with numerous hands-on art activities. All children's art activities are free, fun, and geared toward children toddler age and older.
From traditional treats at the Heritage Festival to local favorites and regional festival fare, there are delicious dining and drink choices for every taste at the Festival!
Applications are open for the GGAF Emerging Artists program. This program seeks artists who have limited experience participating in arts festivals to give them guidance in what is involved in being in an arts festival. Two artists will be chosen to participate in this year’s festival. GGAF will waive fees for the two chosen artists and will provide a mentor to help guide them through the process.
The Pensacola News Journal showcases Invited International Artist Peruvian sculptor Diego Alonso Carbajal.
The Pensacola News Journal puts the spotlight on the GGAF emerging artists: Elizabeth Matthews and Hannah Howell.
A design by Agie Kaminski has been selected for the Festival Poster for 2016. Agie has been a resident of the Gulfcoast for 39 years and has been doing art for just as long. She holds a Master’s degree and is published in the New York Times book of emerging artists. She has also received a first place award from Vanity Fair for her art and is listed as a lifetime member in Madisons Who's Who of professional artists. She loves using vibrant colors in oils with a variety of different subjects.