There’s More To The Scene Than Music

Pensacola and surrounding areas are home to a wide variety of visual art - check out what's on exhibit now!

There’s More To The Scene Than Music
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In addition to a wide variety of concerts and other musical events, Pensacola and the surrounding areas are home to a vibrant artistic community. Art galleries in the area host visiting exhibits, as well as themed exhibitions for local artists. This is the first of what will become a monthly post about the latest and greatest exhibits available for viewing throughout the area. Here are a few current exhibits to check out:

Pensacola Museum of Art

· Location: 407 S Jefferson St., Pensacola, FL 32502

· Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 12pm-4pm

· Admission: $12 per adult, discounts available for children, seniors, military, students, etc.

· Website:

The Pensacola Museum of Art has served as a Pensacola landmark for over 100 years, and has served as an arts center for over 60 years.

A painting by Nonney Oddlokken featuring flora of the Louisiana swamps and bayous
Tiny, Little Fables is exhibited at the Pensacola Museum of Art through May 28; image from

A featured exhibit of works by Nonney Oddlokken is presented through May 28: "Nonney Oddlokken is a contemporary artist who utilizes fiber and collage techniques to create a Louisiana narrative and exhibition entitled Tiny, Little Fables. The references in this body of work mix elements from her own childhood “fables,” Catholic references, Cajun folklore, New Orleans Voodoo, and the indigenous flora and fauna of Louisiana swamps and bayous. Her work employs a unique process that consists of handmade paper substrates and collage elements that are finished with hundreds of yards of hand-stitched gold thread embellishments."

· Location: 223 Palafox Pl., Pensacola, FL 32502

· Hours: Friday, April 21 10am-9pm

· Admission: free

· Website:

Artel Gallery is a non-profit gallery run by volunteers with the goal of fostering appreciation for art in Northwest Florida.

An abstract image depicting the seven deadly sins
Seven Deadly Sins will be featured at the next Gallery Night at Artel Gallery on April 21; image from

At the next Gallery Night on April 21, visit anytime between 10am and 9pm to view an exhibition of art representing the Seven Deadly Sins - Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride, including an interactive component.

Mobile Museum of Art

· Location: 4850 Museum Dr., Mobile, AL 36608

· Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

· Admission: $12 per adult, discounts available for children, seniors, military, students, etc.

· Website:

The largest art museum along the Gulf Coast, the Mobile Museum of Art features a permanent collection of over 6,400 works.

A painting featuring purple flowers that are mirrored in the style of a kaleidoscope
The Gardens of Hope exhibit will be at the Mobile Museum of Art through May 6; image from 

On display through May 6, Gardens of Hope is a solo exhibition of Wanda Sullivan's work. A Mobile native, her works highlight her love of flowers with imagery pulled from her yard and the campus of Spring Hill College. "In Gardens of Hope, Sullivan examines the intersection between the natural world, her gardens, and the effects of climate change. About the flowers and nature featured in her work, Sullivan says, 'My flowers are beautiful, but they are monsters—contemporary, biomorphic Frankensteins. They are designed to seduce the viewer and lure them in, just like our dependency on fossil fuels, phones, tablets, and computers do.'”

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

· Location: 4301 Conti St., Mobile, AL 36602

· Hours: Wed. & Sat. 11am-5pm, Thu. & Fri. 11am-7pm

· Admission: pay what you can

· Website:

The Alabama Contemporary Art Center is a non-profit arts center committed to the work of living artists.  

A folk-style painting featuring a man holding snakes
The With Signs Following exhibition will be featured at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center through May 20; image from

Running through May 20, the center is featuring an exhibition entitled With Signs Following featuring works by Abe Partridge. "For the last two years Abe Partridge has made regular visits and embedded himself in several communities of Appalachian religious snake-handlers. After much time spent, he was given permission to document his experiences; the music, rituals, and stories that called to him. This is an exhibition of new work exploring those experiences, made in direct collaboration with this community."

🗣️ Will you be attending any of these exhibits, or are there other art venues you'd like to see us feature? Let us know in the comments below!