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Press Release: November 19 Gallery Night

Gallery Night’s November Event Celebrates Friendsgiving

Event Focuses on Shopping Local and The Art of Gift Giving

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2021) — The Gallery Night Pensacola Board of  Directors is pleased to announce the November 19 Gallery Night event, presented by Publix. The November theme celebrates “Friendsgiving,” and the event will kick off the holiday season with a focus on shopping local, the art of gift giving, and coming together with friends and family. 

Gallery Night’s November featured artist is CeCe Hines. After moving to  Pensacola in 2012 and having met the Plein Air Artist group, Hines joined Quayside Gallery, was involved with Blue Morning Gallery, Perdido Key Artist Gallery, as well as the portrait artist group. Hines has had two solo shows in Artel Gallery and is a member of its Art Study Club. Hines’ work includes a series of ongoing candid portraits of the patrons at CJ’s Diner, located at the corner Garden St. and Pace Boulevard. The portraits on canvas are usually 5”x7” and many of which are on the walls (CJ’s currently displays more than 400 portraits painted by Hines). 

Hines says, “I like portraiture because I like people.” 

Each Gallery Night event features more than 30 local artists displaying their one-of-a-kind creations in open-air tents lining the streets with one talented artist presented as the Featured Artist for the evening. Gallery Night visitors can find the Featured artist tent at the intersection of Palafox and Romana directly next to the Gallery Night information tent. 

Participating downtown bars and restaurants are open and serving guests, local  shops and galleries will be open late and provide event patrons a chance to shop for  unique gifts and wares. Live music and performances will be on various stages and  can spring up spontaneously – so be ready to be entertained!

Each Gallery Night  Pensacola event’s special themes sets the tone for the performers, art, and activities  that are sure to please. Gallery Night is an all-ages community arts and culture event which happens on the third Friday of each month from 5-9 p.m. 

Updates on artists, performers, special events, and more can be found on Gallery Night social media pages as well as the Gallery Night website where you can find an interactive event map, performance schedule, and more the day of.
The Pensacola Gallery Night Board encourages mask usage for those who are not  vaccinated or are at high health risk. 

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###About Gallery Night Pensacola

The mission of Gallery Night Pensacola is an engaging cultural community event that takes the “Art to the Streets” where visitors can connect with the unique Culture of Pensacola.

Through this 501c3 non-profit organization, individual artists will have the opportunity to showcase their talent, area arts organizations will host public performances and demonstrations, downtown businesses will enhance the downtown experience and other community non-profits will add to the Gallery Night experience.