If you don’t quite get your fill of art at Friday night’s Gallery Night, have no fear. The Second Annual Equinox Festival has got you covered. Presented by the Long Hollow Neighborhood Association, North Hill Preservation Association and Living Concert Series, this family-friendly community and arts festival returns to the historic “Long Hollow” neighborhood, Saturday, Sept. 21 form 3 until 10 p.m.
The free rain or shine event features a lineup of performing artists, food vendors (including vegetarian food booths), interactive art exhibits, raffles and more. Performances span across multiple genres—rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, folk, and classical. The event’s schedule also includes raku firing, glass blowing demonstrations, the Viva Florida 500 art exhibition, “Artifacts,” and demonstrations in innovative technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and circuit fabrication workshops. The “Long Hollow” Neighborhood is located in downtown Pensacola, situated between Palafox and Tarragona streets, and between Wright and Avery streets. This low-lying area sandwiched between North and East Hill derives its name from old city maps that labeled it “The Long Hollow.”
Equinox Festival is a collaborative effort of local community and arts organizations emerging in and around the Long Hollow Neighborhood, including the Long Hollow Neighborhood Association, North Hill Preservation Association, Open Books, Belmont Youth Band, First City Arts Center (formerly Belmont Arts Center), the Emerald Coast Community of Makers, and the Living Concert Series.
LONG HOLLOW EQUINOX FESTIVAL
WHEN: 3 – 10 p.m., Saturday Sept. 21
WHERE: 1040 N. Guillemard St. (Long Hollow Park across from Open Books)