Foo Foo Festival 2015


Pensacola’s 12-Day Coastal Cultural Celebration Will Resume November 4 – 15, 2021

Contact: For questions, please contact curator@acepensacola.org

IMPORTANT NOTE: This cancelation applies to primary Foo Foo Fest grant-funded events only. A number of events are added each year, and placed under our marketing umbrella as “Friends of Foo.” However, whether these events occur or not, is not under the purview of the Foo Foo Festival or Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. Please check the websites and/or social media pages of your favorite Friends of Foo for updates on the status of their individual events moving forward.


The nonprofit organization, Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE), announced on April 2, 2020, that the 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival slated for November 5-16, 2020 has been canceled due to the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Foo Foo Festival will resume November 4-15, 2021 in Pensacola, Fla.

“Our board voted unanimously to suspend Foo Foo Festival this year in light of the pandemic,” said David Bear, trustee emeritus for Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. “The timing for committing financially for 2020 is now and we felt it would be irresponsible to begin our process during this uncertain and precarious time. We look forward to getting back to business as usual next year.”

For more information and updates about the Pensacola Foo Foo Festival, visit www.FooFooFest.com or follow Foo Foo Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For ongoing news and updates please visit ACEPensacola.org.

The Foo Foo Festival celebrates art, music, dance, theatre, cuisine and more with programming from grant recipients, throughout the city of Pensacola for nearly two weeks. Strategically positioned in and around some of Pensacola’s most popular events, the Foo Foo Fest encourages cultural tourists to make Pensacola an arts destination those two weeks. Foo Foo Festival’s impressive roster of events has become highly anticipated for its outstanding grant recipients who celebrate individual experiences specific to their craft and in 2019, the festival gave a total of $400,000 in grant funding to artists.

About Art, Culture, Entertainment, Inc. (ACE)

ACE is a nonprofit organization that receives Federal, State of Florida, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, corporate, foundation and personal funds. ACE disperses these funds through an equitable granting process to nonprofit arts, culture and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Fla., and promotes Escambia County as an arts and cultural destination through the annual Foo Foo Festival and other marketing efforts. For more information about ACE, visit www.acepensacola.org.


100 Faces of War Experience + John Markowitz (Opening Reception & Exhibition)

Oct. 31-Nov. 11; Opening Reception Nov. 8, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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100 Faces of War Experience

Event Info

Opening Reception

The University of West Florida Pensacola Museum of Art welcomes you to join in the opening of our newest exhibitions – John Markowitz: Recent Work and 100 Faces of War.

100 Faces of War, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, presents the stories of those who served the U.S. in the Iran and Afghanistan wars. Organized in collaboration with artist Matt Mitchell, the exhibition features 100 oil portraits of Americans representing a cross-section of home states, military branches, jobs, and backgrounds. Each painting includes a candid, unedited, firsthand account of the war. The statements take many different forms, including emails and letters to loved ones and poems and words written specifically for this exhibition. 100 Faces of War is an exhibition organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition is a partnership with the Florida Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from October 26 – January 19.

John Markowitz: Recent Work features paintings and drawings that investigate perception, space, memory, and time through a variety of techniques and different mediums. Markowitz received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently a lecturer at UWF and teaches painting and art history. On view from November 8th – February 2nd.

This event is free and open to the public.

Exhibition: 100 Faces of War

To understand something as complex as the American experience of war in Iraq and Afghanistan it is useful to listen to many perspectives.

The 100 Faces exhibition shows a cross-section of Americans who went to these wars between 2001 and 2014.  Each person met the artist and was asked to say something about themselves.  They could say whatever they wanted.  The statement they provided and their bio represents that moment in their personal history.

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Click here  “Portrait Gallery” to see their portraits and words.

Ten posthumous portraits are included in the 100 Faces project.  For these portraits, the families worked with the artist and chose the words which accompany the paintings.  The exhibition is a record of a specific moment in time.  It was created while the wars were ongoing, between 2005 and 2014.  Many of the people pictured went back to the war zones after their portraits were done. Five of the people pictured are civilians who traveled to the war zones in non-military capacities.

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Museum Hours

Monday – Closed

Tuesday-Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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