Event Information

Art in the Park Pensacola 2017

Seville Square
Pensacola, Florida (South)

Phone: 850-432-6247
Show Dates: 4/22/17 - 4/23/17
Application Deadline: 1/15/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee Non-refundable): $30.00


Event Summary
Please contact Suzanne Slabaugh with any questions. All refunds will be given in check form.

The 14th annual Art in the Park is a fine arts festival located in the Central Gulf Coast region that provides and supports many highly acclaimed art shows. Sponsored by the Pensacola Museum of Art, Art in the Park is a juried art festival featuring more than 100 regional and national artists.      
The festival takes place in beautiful oak shaded Seville Square, set in the historic district of the oldest US city.  A central gazebo is the scene of a continuous variety of live music provided by local college and high school bands.  This same park is host to the well known Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival, a top rated national festival which has run continuously for 41 years.
Pensacola is one of those unique communities that have a greater than usual commitment to all of the arts, but particularly supports the visual arts and art festivals.  Originally started as a small community show, this festival was adopted by the Pensacola Museum of Art years ago.  It has since been developed into a major juried art festival with fine artist applications received from around the country.  We welcome your participation in this beautiful waterfront setting.

General Information
Date: April 22 and 23, 2017

Saturday: 10-5pm
Sunday:   10-5pm


Seville Square
311 E. Government St.
Pensacola, FL 32502

Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

1. Jury Fee: $30 (non-refundable), plus $30 for each additional medium.
2. Booth Fee: $225. Each tent must be white, and no larger than 10x10. 
3. Corner Booth Fee: $300. Each tent must be white, and no larger than 10x10.

$3,750 in Awards:
Best of Show: $1,500
Award of Distinction: $750
Award of Excellence: $500 (2)
Award of Honor: $250 (2)
Awards will be selected by professional judges knowledgeable in a variety of mediums
Open to all artists 18 years or older.  Artists are juried for participation by a blind committee comprised of professional artists and gallery owners.  Artists must be present and exhibit during the entire show.  Artists may not be represented by an agent or any other person.  Artist identification will be required at check in.

1. Complimentary breakfast provided Saturday & Sunday morning
2. Water & Snacks provided throughout the day Saturday & Sunday
3. Volunteer Booth Sitters
4. (1) VIP Party ticket for dinner and drinks Saturday night, for all participating artists at PMA or a local gallery.  Additional tickets may be purchased for $10. Juried awards will be presented during this time.
5. Curb side load-in and load-out
6. Artist parking provided at no cost
7. Private artists only porta john
Clay, Drawing, Pastel, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Metalworks, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Oil & Acrylic Painting, Photography, Printmaking/Graphics, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wood .
All original artwork displayed must be produced by the exhibiting artist and work exhibited must be consistent with images submitted for entry. 
Jewelry can only be sold if artist has been juried into the Jewelry category (if not, you will be asked to remove it.)
Any artwork, including photographs, that are produced by any mechanical means, i.e., giclees, enhanced giclees, photo-offset, or any other reproduction technique, either on paper or canvas, must be labeled a “reproduction” and placed in browse bins. Framed reproductions may be hung on only one wall of the booth not to exceed 10 linear feet and they must be labeled as reproductions.

Commercially-manufactured items or items made from commercial kits or molds may not be exhibited. Commercial reproductions (t-shirts, photo, offset, letterpress or gravure) of the artist’s original work are strongly discouraged.  Reproductions, if available, may be displayed in a portfolio and clearly labeled, “Reproduction, not limited edition print.” Absolutely no buy-sell. No merchandise such as coffee cups, note cards, calendars, or other items mass produced from an original piece of artwork will be permitted, including an artist's original design that has been transferred to merchandise such as tee-shirts, calendars, note cards, etc.

Each artist is responsible for his/her own transactions and all transactions must include 7.5% sales tax.  No commission is charged on sales.
Refunds will only be given if proper notication of cancelation is received by the Art in the Park comittee. Notification of cancelation must be 30 days before the start of the festival (April 16). 

Artist must be prepared for the possibility of inclement weather and be responsible for securing their tent against wind and rain.  Absolutely no stakes are allowed into the ground and tents may not be tethered to any of the trees…….bring weights.

Art in the Park will provide volunteers to tend your booth while you take a brief break to get refreshments, use the restrooms, etc.
PMA provides 24-hour security in the park throughout the show, however, all artists exhibit work at their own risk. It is understood that PMA does not carry insurance to cover your personal property. As an independent contractor, you are advised to obtain your own insurance.

Important Deadline Dates:
Application by midnight (CT): January 15, 2017
Notification emailed by: January 25, 2017
Artist Final Acceptance/All Payments: March 1, 2017
Set up Date: Booths must be set up and complete Friday, April 21, 2017 before dark, or no later than 9 a.m. Saturday morning
Show Dates: April 22 and 23, 2017
Breakdown: April 23, 2017 after 5 p.m. Please do not break down before 5.

The Pensacola Museum of Art and The Art in the Park reserve the right to refuse any application.

Please direct all questions regarding the show and the application process to Suzanne Slabaugh at Suzanne@pensacolamuseum.org.   
The Art in the Park Committee reserves the right to review and approve all works to be exhibited.