First City Art Center announces a glass art installation, “Poseidon’s Garden,” as part of this year’s 10th Anniversary of Foo Foo Festival. This large-scale installation will be on display at Community Maritime Park in Downtown Pensacola from November 2-17.
The installation will consist of more than 300 locally handcrafted glass orbs and spikes, made by glassblowers at First City Art Center. “Poseidon’s Garden” is made possible through a partnership with the City of Pensacola Cultural Affairs Program.
In addition to the installation itself, First City Art Center and the City of Pensacola will host a ribbon-cutting and public art unveiling on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.
Foo Foo Festival is a celebration of fun, creativity, and imagination – all that defines and makes Pensacola great. “Poseidon’s Garden” employs all these attributes. This spectacular installation will include 300 glass-blown objects washed ashore from the tidal basin at the entrance to the Blue Wahoos Stadium at Community Maritime Park. It is intended to recognize and celebrate our connection to our local waterways and the bounty they provide. “Poseidon’s Garden” represents an offering from the mythical god of the sea to our area – sharing the beauty and artistry of our community, and the skill of our local artisans.
Foo Foo Festival has become must-see programming for Pensacola and the region. First City Art Center and the City of Pensacola Cultural Affairs Program are proud to be partners in this exciting series of events.
About First City Arts Center
First City Art Center, formerly Belmont Arts and Cultural Center, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit art organization located in Pensacola, FL since 1999, that is dedicated to providing art education, community outreach through art experiences and working studio spaces for artists. First City Art Center is the first and only public glass-blowing facility in the Northwest Florida area and has fostered multiple award-winning artists over its 20-plus-year history.
About Foo Foo Festival
Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day celebration each fall, with culturally creative happenings, events and moments under one banner, attracting visitors to beautiful Pensacola, Florida. Foo Foo Fest is big fun, with events of high artistic and cultural caliber, delivered with a hefty dose of Southern sophistication.