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Michelle Ortiz-Miguez / Sydney Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org 850-444-9299
PENSACOLA, FL – (March 13, 2020) – In response to a directive from the City of Pensacola and Escambia County leadership, Gallery Night Pensacola will not be holding its monthly Gallery Night event in Downtown Pensacola on Friday, March 20.
As an alternative solution, Gallery Night Pensacola is planning to host a Virtual Gallery Night on the same date, showcasing dozens of local artists with their latest creations as well as sharing video performances from several of the dance groups originally scheduled to take part in the ‘Dancin’ in the Streets’ event on Facebook and Instagram.
“We defer to local officials to advise us of the safety of our event during these unusual times.” Said Gallery Night Director Sydney Robinson. “We can’t wait to return to the streets of Downtown Pensacola for more art and culture, but in the meantime, we hope to provide a fun art and culture experience online while also promoting the talented artists of of our region.”
The City of Pensacola issued a statement on March 12 suspending all events with an attendance of 500 or more in response to urging by Governor DeSantis related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The city’s suspension of events will be reevaluated on March 30.
Please refer to CDC guidelines for more information on COVID-19 and proper precautions to protect yourself and the public.
###About Gallery Night PensacolaThe 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.
For more information visit gallerynightpensacola.org