Nov. 2, 3, & 4, 2018
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. The Student Art Show showcases the talents of both private and public school students of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Over 2,000 pieces of art from elementary, middle and high school students will be on display.
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!
Harold Miller was awarded best of show for his sculpture. See the complete list…
WUWF's Sandra Averhart talks with Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival 2017 Invited International Artist Yume Matsuo from Waykayama, Japan. Reaching World Peace By Making Circles.
The 2017 Invited International Artist is Yume Matsuo, an artist from Japan. Born in 1986, Yume began drawing in her early childhood. Yume's home state, Wakayama, is the sister state of Florida.
A design by Daniela de Castro Sucre has been selected for the Festival Poster for 2017. Daniela was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Daniela has been painting since she was 7 years old. She is currently studying Graphic Design at Pensacola State College and has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. Daniela is proficient in realistic oil painting, but she considers herself a multimedia artist. Through her studies, Daniela now has a newfound interest for graphic design. She lives in Pensacola.
The design will be turned into a limited-edition poster, t-shirts, and other items which will be available for sale at the festival. The poster and shirts have become local collector’s items. The only way to get them is at the Festival.