Pensacola’s First City Art Center is starting off the new year with their “Hot Glass, Cold Brew” series on Friday, January 26.
If you’ve never been before, here’s how it works: for the price of admission, attendees receive a signature handmade glass or ceramic cup along with two complimentary beers from Pensacola Bay Brewery. In addition to live glassblowing demonstrations, the January event will be a themed Great Gatsby event. Attendees will receive a signature handmade glass or ceramic cup.
Patrons will also enjoy featured guest artist Joe Grant, who has taught at many glass facilities throughout the U.S., as well as being a featured artist and instructor abroad. Grant is currently the Director at Starworks Glass in North Carolina. In addition to glass demonstrations, there will be pottery demos and performing artists.
There will be music by the Knee Deep Band. The event will also include a gallery opening showcasing works from FCAC gallery artists, and an Art Market. Light fare will be provided by Fish Fry Magazine along with two complimentary beers from Pensacola Bay Brewery. Additional beer tickets can be purchased.
As always, First City Arts Center members get in first at 5:15 p.m., followed by advance ticket holders at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets will be available starting at 6:00 p.m.
First City Art Center is located at 1060 North Guillemard Street in Pensacola’s Long Hollow neighborhood. Tickets for January’s Hot Glass, Cold Brew event are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Reduced admission for children over 12 — which doesn’t come with a glass or cup — is $10, while children under 12 attend free of charge.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit firstcityart.org.