Fire & Rain
223 Palafox Pl. Pensacola, FL
Local non-profit Friends of Downtown brought the Umbrella Sky Festival to Downtown Pensacola in 2017. This year, in an artistic collaboration with Artel Gallery, the organization will launch another unique public art project and this time they’re planning something even bigger. “Fire and Rain,” a hand-crafted sculpture of wire and colorful strands of mylar, will float high in the air above Intendencia Street, winding down and skipping across Palafox Street and ending at the marble columns of Artel Gallery. The unique sculpture is being constructed by local team Razor’s Edge Design and is funded by a grant from Arts, Culture and Education (ACE). It will remain aloft during this year’s Foo Foo Festival Oct. 31-Nov. 11 and for a few weeks beyond. “With Fire and Rain, Friends of Downtown set out to create something completely new for 2019 Foo Foo Festival and Artel Gallery is excited to be a part of it,” said Artel Gallery president Randy New. “This collaboration enables us to showcase the eclectic art scene in our area while creating another unforgettable experience and top social-media stop downtown for locals and visitors.” A variety of entertainers, artists and performers will perform live under “Fire and Rain” at different times throughout the 12 days of Foo Foo Fest. A DJ will officially open “Fire and Rain” from 5-8pm on Oct. 31 in front of Artel at 223 Palafox Place. More information will be posted on the official Downtown Pensacola Facebook page.