Featuring a Costume Contest and Artist Chip Spirson
On Friday, October 18 from 5pm-9pm followed by an after pARTy starting at 9pm-11pm, Gallery Night Pensacola will provide frightful fun with its Halloween Spooktacular themed event. The evening encourages ghouls and gals to come out in their festive Halloween finery to enjoy art, music, food, activities and more.
A children’s (13 and under) and adult’s costume contest will be held at our main stage on Palafox and Garden Street at 6:30 p.m. (contestants should arrive at 6:00 p.m. for judging). A panel of judges will select top 5 contestants and winners will be decided by audience applause. Winners will receive a Gallery Night spooktober medal as well as a prize! Live dance performances by Go Get ‘Em Entertainment will provide spooky and skilled dance performances at the corner of Intendencia and Palafox throughout the evening.
Gallery Night Pensacola will also include the work of artist Chip Spirson. Spirson is a Pensacola based artist who works in many media, including painting, sculpture and up cycled found objects. His inspirations come from observations of daily life. He has the ability to take an abundant amount of information of the natural / social world and synthesize personalized interpretations. His compositions are valid inquiries into things that are. “Look beyond familiar characters and techniques to find reflections of the human condition.” Said Spirson.
Chip Spirson has won best of shows, judges awards and is listed in the Creek Hall of Fame. He was honored to also have a sonata composed to his one of his paintings by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. Patrons can see Spirson’s work and meet him at the guest artist tent, located on Palafox St. between Garden and Romana Streets during the Gallery Night event.
Gallery Night events bring “Art to the Streets” with 30 fine artists and craftsman, five food trucks, and live music venues. Artistic mediums to include glass, paint, woodworking, jewelry, and mixed media. In addition to arts and activities, downtown restaurants, galleries and shops will be open extended hours encouraging patrons to come and explore our award winning downtown.
Participating Downtown Pensacola merchants and businesses: Al Fresco, Badlands, Artel Gallery, Indigeaux, Blend Lounge, Blue Morning Gallery, Bluejay’s Bakery, Dog House Deli, CoWork @nnex, Urban Swinery, Hopjacks, Pot Roast & Pinot, Intermission, Jackson’s Steakhouse, Play, O’Riley’s Irish Pub, Seville Quarter, Shux Oyster Bar, Jeweler’s Trade Shop, The Tin Cow, V Paul’s, Wild Greg’s Saloon, World of Beer, Jordan Valley Restaurant, Legal Graffiti sponsored by Zarzaur Law, P.A., Cigar Factory Pensacola, Belle Ame’, The Wine Bar, Casks and Flights Wine Tasting Room, Cactus Cantina, Travel Leaders Pensacola and Nom Sushi Izakaya.
Gallery Night Pensacola is a 501c3 non-profit organization who’s events are made possible by the following sponsors: Stevenson Klotz Law, Escape Wellness Spa, Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon, Regions Bank, Lewis Bear Company, Highpoint Hotel Corporation, Levin-Rinke Realty, Coca-Cola, YMCA of Northwest Florida, Spotless Logistics, Sports Clips, CoWork @nnex, The Sign Shop of Pensacola, DR Horton Homes, Bob Tyler Toyota, inweekly, Clever Ogre, Ride Society, Storage King USA, Hiles McLeod and Calliope Films.
For more information visit gallerynightpensacola.org.
###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.