Metallic "Fire & Rain" Sculpture to Wind Through Downtown Streets Oct. 31-Nov. 11 for Foo Foo Fest

Posted: Sep 04, 2019 08:13 pm Updated: Oct 18, 2023 12:16 am

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 & Rain,” a 9,500 sq. ft. 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). 

“With Fire & 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 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 & Rain” at different times throughout the 12 days of Foo Foo Fest. A DJ will officially open “Fire & Rain” from 5-8pm on Oct. 31 in front of Artel at 223 Palafox Place. Stay up to date on the scheduled performances and watch the sculpture take flight on the official Downtown Pensacola Facebook page.

What: Fire & Rain public art sculpture
Where: Downtown Pensacola
When: Foo Foo Fest, Oct. 31—Nov. 11, 2019 and through the end of November
Cost: FREE