Nov. 5, 6, & 7, 2021
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 #9 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!
Art show artist applications are open now. The deadline is May 31. Cash prizes totaling $25,000 will be awarded.
Applications are online now. Apply through zapplication.org.
The Festival selected Lara Sophie Benjamin, a painter from Nicosia, Cyprus, as this 2021 Invited International Artist.
Get your 2020 GGAF Poster. Festival Committee invited local artist Kreg Yingst to create a poster for 2020 in his original woodcut print design. His work captures some of the feelings of 2020 and is a positive memento for the past year. This limited-edition of 250 posters are each signed and numbered by the artist. Order yours online.