Pensacola Art Galleries

(Pensacola, Florida - FL, USA)

Pensacola has a significant art scene that is well promoted by local galleries, who do a good job of making art accessible to everyone in the community. The acclaimed Pensacola Museum of Art provides an impressive collection of art works and galleries, with the historic building alone being well worth a look.

A popular art event in Pensacola is the thrice-annual 'Gallery Night', when the city's many galleries open their doors free of charge to the public, who can then enjoy four hours of art viewing, refreshments and entertainment. During this ever-popular cultural extravaganza, there is even a free trolley service plying the gallery route throughout the evening, making it easy to hop from one exhibition space to another.

The Cultural Center

Address: 400 South Jefferson Street, Pensacola, Florida FL, 32502, USA
Tel: +1 850 434 0257
The Cultural Center is an attractive historic white building, with three storeys and an interesting past, since it was once almost demolished. Now regarded as an important venue for arts and culture, the Cultural Center often features many art-related events and also houses the 'Little Theater'.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge for events

Pensacola Museum of Art

Address: 407 South Jefferson Street, Pensacola, Florida FL, 32502-5901, USA
Tel: +1 850 432 6247
Offering a wide selection of art works in different media ranging from glassworks and paintings to sculptures and handcrafts, the Pensacola Museum of Art is well worth a look. The gallery is housed in the Spanish Revival Old City Jail and the building itself is of interest, while its permanent collection of 19th, 20th and 21st-century art works is notable, as is its collection of decorative arts.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discount available for children 11 years old and under

Artel Gallery

Address: 223 Palafox Place, Old Escambia County Courthouse, Pensacola, Florida FL, 32502, USA
Tel: +1 850 432 3080
The non-profit Artel Galley is run by volunteers and displays an ever change program of contemporary art exhibitions. Exhibits are in the form of paintings and sculptures in a variety of media.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: free

Blue Morning Gallery

Address: 112 Palafox Place, Pensacola, Florida FL, 32502-5630, USA
Tel: +1 850 429 9100
An eclectic collection of art works, the Blue Morning Gallery contains some wonderfully creative pieces including paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, baskets and photographs among other works. This gallery regularly showcases local artists' works as well as award-winning pieces and aims to promote the development of new artistic talent within Pensacola.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Gallery Zarragossa

Address: 215 East Zarragossa Street, Pensacola, Florida FL, USA
Tel: +1 850 469 8060
Gallery Zarragossa presents paintings, photographs, pottery and sculptures by established and up and coming Floridian artists in Pensacola's Historic District.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 11:00 to 17:00, Monday by appointment
Admission: free

Quayside Art Gallery

Address: 15-17 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola, Florida FL, 32502-5961, USA
Tel: +1 850 438 2363
Housed in a beautiful building of significant historical interest, the Quayside Art Gallery is known nation wide as a fine dealer in original arts and crafts and as one of the largest co-op art galleries in the southeast. Founded in 1973, the gallery is committed to promoting and fostering fine arts and crafts in the Florida region and is run by volunteers.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

University of West Florida Art Gallery

Address: 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida FL, 32514, USA
Tel: +1 850 474 3000
With a focus on contemporary and fine art, this university art gallery has been promoting frequently changing exhibitions for nearly two decades. Close by, the Scenic Hills Country Club may be of interest if you are a keen golfer.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 10:00 to 17:00, Friday - 10:00 to 16:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 16:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: free