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BAY COUNTY

ARTS VENUES AND GROUPS

Bay County is filled with amazing arts events, venues, and groups.

 

Whether you're looking for different places to enjoy the arts, or for people who share your interests, you'll probably find it on our list.

If you'd like to add your group or venue to the list, contact Dixie at dixie@bayarts.org.

If you're looking for events to attend, check out Bay Arts Events!

 

 

Aerial Dance Panama City 

Try out the beautiful art of aerial dancing. Aerial dance is an exciting dance form that combines the beauty of dance and soft silk into a fun workout. You will learn how to move your body in ways you never imagined while developing core strength and flexibility.

Amavida Coffee and Tea

Amavida Coffee is committed to building long-lasting, caring relationships with customers, farmers, environment, suppliers, employees, and finally their community. They feature local artists' work in their cafe. 

Bay County Public Library

The Northwest Regional Library System is headquartered in Panama City and offers educational and recreational programs for all ages in Bay, Gulf, and Liberty counties. 

Beach Art Group

The Beach Art Group is located in Panama City Beach and creates resources, venues, publicity, and events throughout the year for artists to display and sell their works in North Florida. 

Center for the Arts

The Arts Center is located in the original City Hall building. They have three galleries where they show over 30 free exhibitions a year and host numerous events, and three classrooms, where they teach pottery, painting, drawing, and other arts for students of all ages.

CityArts Cooperative

CityArts Cooperative is a coworking space for creatives of all types: artists, photographers, dancers, videographers, and more.

 

They have a gallery, classrooms, a dance studio, and studio space for rent.

 

Creative Con

A creative convention that brings artists and attendees from the tri-state area. Creative Con's goal is to foster career development for aspiring artists and creatives. 

Downtown Dance

Downtown Dance is a dream of Russell Mace to bring the enjoyment of dance to all. No matter your dance level,

you will find regular dance lessons offered including his famous Introduction to Ballroom and Latin Dance course.

Floriopolis

Floriopolis is a community arts metropolis featuring art exhibits, market, Studio Days, classes & workshops, Art on the Spot, Find the Art Spot Friday, and arts events for all ages. They are currently located at CityArts Coop. 

Gallery 721

Gallery 721, located on Harrison Ave, is a privately-owned art gallery featuring the varied collection of Larry Clemons. It also features a large collection of Purvis Young work. 

The Ghetto Palace

A local open-mic music venue located on the ground floor of the Stewarts' home. The venue was severely damaged in Hurricane Michael and has to be rebuilt. 

Gulf Coast State College

The Amelia Center Gallery showcases a variety of art exhibitions. The Amelia Center Theatre and Theatre Lab host performances, lectures, and special events. They also have a recording studio, art studios, music practice rooms, and more.  

Kaleidescope Theatre

Kaleidoscope is a non-profit, all volunteer, community theatre that has served Panama City, Bay County, and surrounding counties since 1970. They are currently rebuilding from the hurricane. 

The Light Room

The Light Room is a space for photographic education, exhibits, and community.  Opened in January 2017, they offer classes and workshops for photographers of all levels, both children and adults.   

Marina Civic Center

The Marina Civic Center was a 2,500 seat performing arts venue at the Panama City Marina. The city-owned building was severely damaged in Hurricane Michael.

For more information, please contact the City of Panama City.

Martin Theatre

The Martin Theatre was built in 1936. From the 1950s to 1978, it operated as the Martin Theatre. After several decades of disrepair, the theatre re-opened its doors in 1990. The building was severely damaged in the hurricane, but continues to host programs elsewhere.

 

Music Matters

Created by Crook Stewart and his wife, Victoria, Music Matters is a built-from-the-bottom-up campaign to turn downtown Panama City’s Harrison Avenue as a hot spot for local musical talent — à la Nashville’s Broadway street  

My Gallery

Formally the UnReal ARTists Gallery, My Gallery is the creation of local artist, Paulette Pearlman. It represents local art, outsider art, and vintage stuff. Her gallery is based on the idea that art is for everyone and should be created by everyone. 

Painting With a Twist

A local studio location for national paint party business. Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artists. 

PC Music Association

Since 1941, the Panama City Music Association (PCMA) has presented an annual series of concerts, balancing classical and popular offerings. 

PC POPS Orchestra

Founded in 1993, the Panama City POPS Orchestra presents four concerts every year featuring a wide variety of musical styles. Their mentoring program partners emerging artists with experienced musicians from the Orchestra. 

PC Publishing Museum 

George Mortimer West built the Panama City Publishing Company in 1920, and it became the home to the city's first newspapers. The museum was opened in 2008, and contains many historical items, including original printing presses. 

PC Writer's Association

PCWA is dedicated to promoting fellowship among novice and published writers in all genres and related fields.  They strive to encourage and inspire local writers and to provide a venue for sharing writing knowledge and experience.

Paul Brent's Gallery

Local artist Paul Brent's gallery is filled with his paintings, prints, and other merchandise. Severely damaged in Hurricane Michael, the gallery is under construction but they hope to reopen in 2020. 

Pinspiration

A local branch of the national crafting studios, Pinspiration allows customers to access a variety of high-quality art supplies and tools. Customers can create their own idea or choose from ever-changing monthly project menu. 

Public Eye SOAR

For two nights each November, the streetscape of Historic Downtown Panama City comes alive with light, sound, art, and fun.

 

Experience imagery from all corners of the globe, live performances, and interactive activities at this annual festival. 

St Andrews Ukes

In 2013, a group of Bay County music lovers joined together to learn and play ukuleles.  Since then, the Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews as grown to an active playing membership. Everyone of all skill levels is welcome.