The Downtown Cultural Experience: At-Home Edition

Posted: Jul 07, 2020 04:05 pm Updated: Oct 17, 2023 09:10 am

Staying home during the current COVID situation doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the downtown arts and culture scene. In fact, Downtown Pensacola organizations have pulled out all the stops so that you can enjoy the downtown experience from the comfort and safety of your own home. So grab your smart device and immerse yourself in culture!

Collection Uncorked: At Home

Pensacola Museum of Art has teamed up with Wine with Hilary Shaffer and Pot Roast and Pinot to bring their popular “Collection Uncorked” wine tasting right into your home, matching works of art with wines whose flavor profile or origins complement the art, artist or subject matter. Inside each limited-edition box of three curated wines, you’ll find reproductions of the works of art with narratives to guide you on your journey. Order by noon on Wednesdays of each week and pick up your box at Pot Roast and Pinot the following Saturday. The cost is $65. For more details, click here.

Virtual Ballet Pensacola 

The Ballet Pensacola Virtual Programming Series lets you watch performances from the comfort of your home, or anywhere your device takes you. Utilizing a new soundstage built by the ballet’s technicians, the artists will reimagine, repurpose and relaunch two beloved ballets from the Ballet Pensacola repertoire: “Alice in Wonderland” (a 2017 premiere) and “The Matrix” (a 2013 premiere). For more information, visit

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra: Virtually Together

Don’t let being homebound keep you from enjoying the spirit-lifting impact of music. Self-isolating orchestras are performing powerful at-home concerts during the coronavirus outbreak.  You can watch Pensacola Symphony Orchestra musicians performing special works from their homes by following them on Facebook at


For opera aficionados or those who are curious to learn more about opera, Pensacola Opera is keeping patrons connected through their new online series OperaLIVE. To watch, visit or subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Lessons in Ink: T.T. Wentworth Museum Comic Book Exhibit Virtual Tour

Regardless of style, comic book artists are tasked with creating striking imagery to transport their readers to new and different worlds. Often with no more than pencil and their imagination, the comic book artist is able to create scenes that will stay with us throughout our lives. Horror, comedy, and romance in the comic book world were once censored only by social norms. That all changed with the development of the Comics Code in 1954. Artists were thrown under a hammer of censorship like never before, and it would remain that way until 2011.

Lessons In Ink is the newest exhibit in the T. T. Wentworth Museum's 3rd floor exhibit space. Click here and tour this new exhibit from your home.

[PHOTO CREDIT: Ballet Pensacola]