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 Heritage Arts area of the Festival. The area is always an extremely popular area offering learning and sharing experiences combined with the unique artistry of objects crafted as they were in times past. Located in the Pensacola Historical Village, GGAF Heritage Arts area is nestled along Zaragosa Street and on the grounds of historical buildings.
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.
A design by Agie Kaminski was selected for the Festival Poster for 2016.
The 2017 Poster Design competition is open through August 11. The Winning artist receives $1,000 cash.