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BEST OF BAY: Elementary School Student Art

04-26-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am

Panama City Center for the Arts

BEST OF BAY 2019 - Elementary School
Student Art Show

APRIL 11 - 26, 2019

MONDAY - SATURDAY
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This exhibit is presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the Arts.

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Panama City Center for the Arts

BEST OF BAY 2019 - Elementary School
Student Art Show

APRIL 11 - 26, 2019

MONDAY - SATURDAY
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This exhibit is presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the Arts.

pccenterforthearts.com

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Tags:   Art Exhibits Free Kids Public Art Visual ArtsSpecial Events / Festivals

Deeper Than: Art Exhibition

04-26-2019

Presented by Visual & Performing Arts, Gulf Coast State College... at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am

Sink into Surrealism with the students from Gulf Coast State College

On April 12th, Gulf Coast State College’s Portfolio and Resume Development students will be holding their exiting art exhibition at Panama City Center for the Arts. The...

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Sink into Surrealism with the students from Gulf Coast State College

On April 12th, Gulf Coast State College’s Portfolio and Resume Development students will be holding their exiting art exhibition at Panama City Center for the Arts. The exhibition, Deeper Than, explores each student’s take on Surrealism.

This exhibition will feature nine artists, Zachary Branson, Arieon Gautier, Allyanna Haddock, Brandi Jones, Yessenia Jumbeck, Dimitar Kehayov, Mackenzie Ott, Brianna Shackelford, and Orgretta Wells, who are eager to display their talents and personal interpretation of the world of Surrealism. Each artist is tasked with making a series of work in their own style, by exploring subconscious imagery in various materials.

The exhibit will run from April 12th to April 26th, with an opening reception on the evening of April 12th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The work will be on display in the Miller Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Jayson at jayson@bayarts.org/ 850.640.3670

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Tags:   Art Exhibits Public ArtVisual Arts

GCSC Student Art Show

05-03-2019

Presented by Visual & Performing Arts, Gulf Coast State College... at Amelia Center for the Arts, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Wed, May 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 03 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College is proud to present the annual Student Art Show. The exhibition is a showcase of talent and creativity within the GCSC Visual Art Department. It features work made by students in...

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The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College is proud to present the annual Student Art Show. The exhibition is a showcase of talent and creativity within the GCSC Visual Art Department. It features work made by students in one of the many studio art classes offered at the college over the course of the 2018-2019 school year. Media included are painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital media, and ceramics. The exhibit will run from April 22 – May 3, with an opening reception on April 28, 12:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. The work will be on display in the Amelia Center Gallery (Room 112).

 

Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Friday 10:00a.m. – 4p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Pavel Amromin at pamromin@gulfcoast.edu.

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Tags:   Art ExhibitsVisual Arts

Arete Collaborative Academy Students Present: As You Like It

04-26-2019

Presented by Arete Collaborative Academy at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm

This play is sure to delight all ages! With a wrestling match, brawling brothers and a love story framed by mistaken identity, As You Like It has something for everyone. This performance consists of a 1-hour abridged version of Shakespeare's...

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This play is sure to delight all ages! With a wrestling match, brawling brothers and a love story framed by mistaken identity, As You Like It has something for everyone. This performance consists of a 1-hour abridged version of Shakespeare's original with his original language.

Admission is free, and donations are welcomed. Thank you for supporting the Arts at Arete!

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Tags:   Free Kids Literature Theatre / PlaysPerforming Arts

Photography for Teens

05-17-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 4:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Fri, May 17 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

This four week series gets teens comfortable with their camera through hands on practice. We’ll work on exposure basics, shooting indoors and outdoors, composition, and photo editing with Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop.

This four week series gets teens comfortable with their camera through hands on practice. We’ll work on exposure basics, shooting indoors and outdoors, composition, and photo editing with Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop.

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Tags:   Photo / Video Visual ArtsKids

Backstage Pass at The Music Lot: Andrew Tinch Jazz Group sponsored by Innovations Federal Credit Union

04-26-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music...

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Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music Lot.

We’ll have everyone’s favorite things about the event—drinking, tables, live music, and fun!

The concerts will begin at 6:30pm, and the Center for the Arts parking lot will open at 5:30pm.

This year’s line-up is:
April 26 – Andrew Tinch Jazz Group
May 17 – Jeff Carter Group
May 31 – The Jam Kings
June 14 – Anthony Peebles
June 28 – Reasonable Doubt

Tickets are $5. Tables are available for purchase at $50. Find more information on the Panama City Center for the Arts website at www.pccenterforthearts.com/backstage-pass.

Rain decisions will be made by 4:30 PM on the day of the concert and reschedule dates will be determined and announced should they be necessary.

The concerts are made possible by the following organizations: Innovations Federal Credit Union, Hancock-Whitney Bank, Island Junkies, Southern Supply and Downtown Dance.

More About Andrew Tinch
Andrew Tinch is a senior at Mosley High School, and the leader of a popular local youth jazz ensemble called Hornstew. His main instruments are guitar and trumpet, though he also plays piano, organ, bass, and accordian. This concert will feature Andrew on Guitar, Nathanael Smith on piano, Mikailo Kasha on bass and drummer, Charles Pagano.

More about Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass grew out of the Concerts in the Park series begun in 1986, by Florida First Federal and late community leader, Roger Schadd. From 1986 to 2008, free outdoor concerts were held every summer featuring local bands. In order to keep the series going during the recession, Backstage Pass began welcoming guests through the Backstage Door of the Marina Civic Center in 2009, and the first band was “On Call”, led by the late Hulon Crayton. Tickets were $5 (and they still are) and the community embraced it from the first downbeat. We are so grateful to continue this wonderful tradition.

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Tags:   Jazz / BluesMusic

GCSC Spring Concert Series: Concert Chorale & Concert Band Music Performance

04-28-2019

Presented by Visual & Performing Arts, Gulf Coast State College... at Amelia Center for the Arts, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm

Gulf Coast State College is pleased to present the Spring Music Concert: Concert Chorale & Concert Band. The ensemble will take the stage by storm with their music abilities. This event is free and will be held in the Amelia Center Theatre on...

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Gulf Coast State College is pleased to present the Spring Music Concert: Concert Chorale & Concert Band. The ensemble will take the stage by storm with their music abilities. This event is free and will be held in the Amelia Center Theatre on Sunday, April 28th at 2:30 p.m. Donations Accepted.

For more information, please contact Jason Hedden at (850) 872.3886 or jhedden@gulfcoast.edu.

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Tags:   Music

Beginning Photography Class

05-14-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm Tue, May 07 @ 5:30 pm Tue, May 14 @ 5:30 pm

Start from scratch and become familiar with your camera’s most important features, and how they translate into the photograph. This course covers ISO, aperture & shutter speed, metering for light, focus, focal length and more. Lessons include...

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Start from scratch and become familiar with your camera’s most important features, and how they translate into the photograph. This course covers ISO, aperture & shutter speed, metering for light, focus, focal length and more. Lessons include hands-on and outdoor practice (weather permitting). The goal is to trust your choices more than Auto mode! Camera required. *Best for DSLRs, mirrorless or any camera with “Manual” mode but all cameras welcome!

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Composition for Photographers

05-22-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 5:30 pm Wed, May 08 @ 5:30 pm Wed, May 15 @ 5:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Wed, May 22 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

A class on creative seeing. Each week we’ll sharpen your eye by honing in on a different element of composition: perspective, framing, line, shape, pattern, texture, color, balance and symmetry. The goal is to be more intentional in your...

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A class on creative seeing. Each week we’ll sharpen your eye by honing in on a different element of composition: perspective, framing, line, shape, pattern, texture, color, balance and symmetry. The goal is to be more intentional in your photography – seeing good composition faster,  making the photo rather than taking it. Examples for inspiration, in-class shooting, weekly assignments and critiques will help you pull it all together into remarkable photos.

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Tags:   Photo / VideoVisual Arts

56th Bay Annual Exhibition

05-31-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 07 @ 10:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Wed, May 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Come to the Panama City Center for the Arts to see some of the best local art in the 56th Bay Annual Exhibition from May 4–31.

Every year for the past 56 years, the arts center in downtown Panama City has accepted fine art submissions from...

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Come to the Panama City Center for the Arts to see some of the best local art in the 56th Bay Annual Exhibition from May 4–31.

Every year for the past 56 years, the arts center in downtown Panama City has accepted fine art submissions from across Northwest Florida and hired an outside judge to jury the submissions to the best of the best. The visiting judge then chooses four winners who are awarded at the opening reception.

The opening and awards reception will be on May 3 from 6–8pm. The awards will be announced around 7pm. Hope to see you there!

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Tags:   Art Exhibits FreeVisual Arts

Ukulele Social Club

05-04-2019

Presented by Bay County Public Library at Bay County Public Library, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 10:00 am

Everyone is welcome! The first part of the class is for beginner basics. The second part is for jammin'! We will have a few loaner instruments available, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

Everyone is welcome! The first part of the class is for beginner basics. The second part is for jammin'! We will have a few loaner instruments available, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

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Tags:   FreeMusic

Scenes of Sun and Fun in Bay County~Photography Exhibit

06-01-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 08 @ 11:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Thu, May 09 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 10 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 14 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 15 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 16 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 17 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 18 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 21 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 22 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 23 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 24 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 25 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 28 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 29 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 31 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jun 01 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Enjoy summers of days gone by as we look forward to Bay County's favorite season. This collection of historic photographs celebrates summers in our area through the last hundred years. The photographs were carefully selected from the Bay County...

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Enjoy summers of days gone by as we look forward to Bay County's favorite season. This collection of historic photographs celebrates summers in our area through the last hundred years. The photographs were carefully selected from the Bay County Library's local history collection by Laura Moree. Join us for the opening and refreshments on  May 4 form 2-4pm. The exhibit will be on display through June 1.

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Tags:   Art Exhibits Free History / Heritage Photo / Video Special Events / FestivalsVisual Arts

Backstage Pass at The Music Lot: Jeff Carter Group sponsored by Hancock Whitney Bank

05-17-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 17 @ 6:30 pm

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music...

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Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music Lot.

We’ll have everyone’s favorite things about the event—drinking, tables, live music, and fun!

The concerts will begin at 6:30pm, and the Center for the Arts parking lot will open at 5:30pm.

This year’s line-up is:
April 26 – Andrew Tinch Jazz Group
May 17 – Jeff Carter Group
May 31 – The Jam Kings
June 14 – Anthony Peebles
June 28 – Reasonable Doubt

Tickets are $5. Tables are available for purchase at $50. Find more information on the Panama City Center for the Arts website at www.pccenterforthearts.com/backstage-pass.

Rain decisions will be made by 4:30 PM on the day of the concert and reschedule dates will be determined and announced should they be necessary.

The concerts are made possible by the following organizations: Innovations Federal Credit Union, Hancock-Whitney Bank, Island Junkies, Southern Supply and Downtown Dance.

More About Jeff Carter Group
Jeff Carter is an attorney by day and a musician, singer, and songwriter by night. He's performed with many famous musicians and bands touring the country, including his sister, Deanna Carter, and others, such as Charlie Daniels, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Bob Dylan, Jamie O’Neal, Jake Owen, Brian Wilson and more. He was on tour with his sister when he met his wife, Jessie, right here in Panama City. The rest, as they say, was history. His band, the Jeff Carter Group, plays original blues and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as covers.

More about Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass grew out of the Concerts in the Park series begun in 1986, by Florida First Federal and late community leader, Roger Schadd. From 1986 to 2008, free outdoor concerts were held every summer featuring local bands. In order to keep the series going during the recession, Backstage Pass began welcoming guests through the Backstage Door of the Marina Civic Center in 2009, and the first band was “On Call”, led by the late Hulon Crayton. Tickets were $5 (and they still are) and the community embraced it from the first downbeat. We are so grateful to continue this wonderful tradition.

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Salty Dog Day in St. Andrews

05-18-2019

Presented by The Market at St. Andrews at The Market at St. Andrews, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 am

Salty Dog Day is a celebration of dogs and dog lovers. This dog-friendly event is an extension of the Market at St. Andrews to benefit animal rescue and spay/neuter efforts in Bay County. The market will include dog merchandise vendors, groomers,...

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Salty Dog Day is a celebration of dogs and dog lovers. This dog-friendly event is an extension of the Market at St. Andrews to benefit animal rescue and spay/neuter efforts in Bay County. The market will include dog merchandise vendors, groomers, veterinarians, a shot clinic, a microchip booth, a photo booth, treat stations, dog play area, demonstrations, food, music, shopping and entertainment.

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Mallory O' Connor: Before Bartram: Artist-Naturalist Mark Catesby

05-24-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 24 @ 6:00 pm

In the late 1700’s, William Bartram explored the Southeast under extreme conditions. He encountered exotic diseases, hostile natives, raging rivers, and wild creatures, and he studied them all. Linnaeus called him the greatest botanist in the...

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In the late 1700’s, William Bartram explored the Southeast under extreme conditions. He encountered exotic diseases, hostile natives, raging rivers, and wild creatures, and he studied them all. Linnaeus called him the greatest botanist in the world.

But Bartram was actually following in the footsteps of another naturalist who explored the southeast sixty-two years earlier—Mark Catesby. Catesby conducted one of the earliest and most comprehensive studies of the flora and fauna of southeastern North America, which resulted in 263 watercolors and drawings, hundreds of preserved specimens, and fascinating field notes.

In her talk, “Before Bartram: Artist-Naturalist Mark Catesby,” at the Panama City Center for the Arts on May 24, at 6pm, Mallory O’Connor will be drawing parallels between Bartram and Catesby’s adventures and works. Attendees will also learn more about the historical and cultural context of their explorations and findings to more fully understand the importance and impact their travels had on the scientific community and world.

The lecture is the last in a series of humanities lectures scheduled throughout the year that are sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets cost $5 for members ($10 for non-members) and are for sale on the Panama City Center for the Arts website: www.pccenterforthearts.com/speaker-series.

More about Mallory O’Connor
Mallory O'Connor is a writer, an art historian, and a musician. She holds degrees in art, art history, and American history from Ohio University. For twenty years she taught art history at the University of Florida and at Santa Fe College. During this time, she also wrote hundreds of magazine articles and critical essays, and curated numerous exhibitions for museums and galleries.

She is the author of two non-fiction books, Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast and Florida's American Heritage River, both published by the University Press of Florida. Her American River trilogy is her first foray into fiction novels.

Born in Illinois and raised on a ranch on the American River in Northern California, Mallory now resides with her husband, artist John O'Connor, in Micanopy, Florida.

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Tags:   History / Heritage ScienceLiterature

Healthy Start's World's Greatest Baby Shower

05-30-2019

Presented by Healthy Start Coalition of Bay, Franklin & Gul... at First United Methodist Church, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 4:30 pm

If you’re pregnant or had a baby within the last six months, you and your family members are invited to attend Healthy Start’s World’s Greatest Baby Shower on Thursday, May 30th, at the First United Methodist Church, 903 East 4th Street,...

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If you’re pregnant or had a baby within the last six months, you and your family members are invited to attend Healthy Start’s World’s Greatest Baby Shower on Thursday, May 30th, at the First United Methodist Church, 903 East 4th Street, 4:30pm until 6:30pm.

This FREE event will have education tables, vendors, games, snacks and tons of fabulous door prizes.  There’s even a special game for dads.

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Backstage Pass at The Music Lot: The Jam Kings sponsored by the Island Junkies

05-31-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 6:30 pm

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music...

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Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music Lot.

We’ll have everyone’s favorite things about the event—drinking, tables, live music, and fun!

The concerts will begin at 6:30pm, and the Center for the Arts parking lot will open at 5:30pm.

This year’s line-up is:
April 26 – Andrew Tinch Jazz Group
May 17 – Jeff Carter Group
May 31 – The Jam Kings
June 14 – Anthony Peebles
June 28 – Reasonable Doubt

Tickets are $5. Tables are available for purchase at $50. Find more information on the Panama City Center for the Arts website at www.pccenterforthearts.com/backstage-pass.

Rain decisions will be made by 4:30 PM on the day of the concert and reschedule dates will be determined and announced should they be necessary.

The concerts are made possible by the following organizations: Innovations Federal Credit Union, Hancock-Whitney Bank, Island Junkies, Southern Supply and Downtown Dance.

More About The Jam Kings
The Jam Kings—keyboardist John Russo, drummer Joey Kirkland and bass player Johnnie Burrows—are a cover band specializing in rock, pop, country and piano bar standards. They have described their target audience as middle-aged people who appreciate music and like to dance. Russo and Kirkland started the band a few years ago, but they needed a guitar player. That’s when they approached Burrows. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed and The Jam Kings were born.

More about Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass grew out of the Concerts in the Park series begun in 1986, by Florida First Federal and late community leader, Roger Schadd. From 1986 to 2008, free outdoor concerts were held every summer featuring local bands. In order to keep the series going during the recession, Backstage Pass began welcoming guests through the Backstage Door of the Marina Civic Center in 2009, and the first band was “On Call”, led by the late Hulon Crayton. Tickets were $5 (and they still are) and the community embraced it from the first downbeat. We are so grateful to continue this wonderful tradition.

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Photoshop Tips, Tweaks & Tomfoolery

07-02-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 04 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

Tackle difficult exposures and those photos you just can’t get quite right. We will learn how to use channels, layer masks, blend modes, selective sharpening, selections by color or object, and eliminate color cast along with some tomfoolery...

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Tackle difficult exposures and those photos you just can’t get quite right. We will learn how to use channels, layer masks, blend modes, selective sharpening, selections by color or object, and eliminate color cast along with some tomfoolery with each of the above. In class you will work along with the instructor, and then practice on your own images.

You will want to have a working knowledge of Photoshop basics and be familiar with the layout and menu bars. It is best to work with RAW files. (You may use JPEG files, but your results may differ from those working in RAW.)

Requirements for class: A laptop with at least Photoshop 7 or later version.

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Summer Art Camp - Panama City Center for the Arts

06-28-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 10 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jun 11 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 8:30 am + 12 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 13 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jun 17 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jun 24 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 8:30 am - less dates and times

Sign your children up (ages 7-14) for Summer Art Camp before it fills up! Children will enjoy two art lessons each day with a snack and movement break in between. Includes drawing, painting, pottery, cartooning, and more! 

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Sign your children up (ages 7-14) for Summer Art Camp before it fills up! Children will enjoy two art lessons each day with a snack and movement break in between. Includes drawing, painting, pottery, cartooning, and more! https://www.pccenterforthearts.com/education

Panama City Center for the Arts is holding a summer art camp for six weeks this summer! Three weeks in June starting on June 10, and three weeks in July starting on July 8.

Sign up for one or all of the weeks. Whatever fits into your schedule. Use our online form or call us at 850-640-3670 to sign up.

Available weeks:

  • June 10 - 14
  • June 17 - 21
  • June 24 - 28
  • July 8 - 12
  • July 15 - 19
  • July 22 - 26
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The Young Photographer ~ Summer Kid's Camp

07-19-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

We will be offering two photography camps during Bay District Schools Summer holidays:

June 11 - 14, afternoons 1-4pm ~ Ages 8 - 12

July 16 - 19, afternoons 1 - 4pm~ Ages 13 - 18

Kids will learn the most important features of their digital...

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We will be offering two photography camps during Bay District Schools Summer holidays:

June 11 - 14, afternoons 1-4pm ~ Ages 8 - 12

July 16 - 19, afternoons 1 - 4pm~ Ages 13 - 18

Kids will learn the most important features of their digital cameras, practice photographing a variety of subjects, work with Photoshop to enhance their images, and take home a small portfolio of prints. They will also have the opportunity to experiment with 35mm film, instant cameras, and other "analog" processes!

*Digital camera required. Any type is fine, even a phone will do in a pinch. Please contact us with questions. We have several cameras available to loan out at no extra cost.

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Backstage Pass at The Music Lot: Anthony Peebles sponsored by Southern Supply and Safety

06-14-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music...

[more+]

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music Lot.

We’ll have everyone’s favorite things about the event—drinking, tables, live music, and fun!

The concerts will begin at 6:30pm, and the Center for the Arts parking lot will open at 5:30pm.

This year’s line-up is:
April 26 – Andrew Tinch Jazz Group
May 17 – Jeff Carter Group
May 31 – The Jam Kings
June 14 – Anthony Peebles
June 28 – Reasonable Doubt

Tickets are $5. Tables are available for purchase at $50. Find more information on the Panama City Center for the Arts website at www.pccenterforthearts.com/backstage-pass.

Rain decisions will be made by 4:30 PM on the day of the concert and reschedule dates will be determined and announced should they be necessary.

The concerts are made possible by the following organizations: Innovations Federal Credit Union, Hancock-Whitney Bank, Island Junkies, Southern Supply and Downtown Dance.More About Anthony Peebles
Singer/songwriter Anthony Peebles finds inspiration in his life and imagination—from family members to magical places he’s traveled or read about. His first instrument was a dulcimer his father built. Then came drums at age 13, and guitar at 16. Having a career in music has always been his dream, and he’s been making it a reality for the past few years, touring the country and releasing his debut album earlier this year called “Different Faces.”

More about Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass grew out of the Concerts in the Park series begun in 1986, by Florida First Federal and late community leader, Roger Schadd. From 1986 to 2008, free outdoor concerts were held every summer featuring local bands. In order to keep the series going during the recession, Backstage Pass began welcoming guests through the Backstage Door of the Marina Civic Center in 2009, and the first band was “On Call”, led by the late Hulon Crayton. Tickets were $5 (and they still are) and the community embraced it from the first downbeat. We are so grateful to continue this wonderful tradition.

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BEST OF BAY: Elementary School Student Art

04-26-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am

Panama City Center for the Arts

BEST OF BAY 2019 - Elementary School
Student Art Show

APRIL 11 - 26, 2019

MONDAY - SATURDAY
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This exhibit is presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the Arts.

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Panama City Center for the Arts

BEST OF BAY 2019 - Elementary School
Student Art Show

APRIL 11 - 26, 2019

MONDAY - SATURDAY
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This exhibit is presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the Arts.

pccenterforthearts.com

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Deeper Than: Art Exhibition

04-26-2019

Presented by Visual & Performing Arts, Gulf Coast State College... at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am

Sink into Surrealism with the students from Gulf Coast State College

On April 12th, Gulf Coast State College’s Portfolio and Resume Development students will be holding their exiting art exhibition at Panama City Center for the Arts. The...

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Sink into Surrealism with the students from Gulf Coast State College

On April 12th, Gulf Coast State College’s Portfolio and Resume Development students will be holding their exiting art exhibition at Panama City Center for the Arts. The exhibition, Deeper Than, explores each student’s take on Surrealism.

This exhibition will feature nine artists, Zachary Branson, Arieon Gautier, Allyanna Haddock, Brandi Jones, Yessenia Jumbeck, Dimitar Kehayov, Mackenzie Ott, Brianna Shackelford, and Orgretta Wells, who are eager to display their talents and personal interpretation of the world of Surrealism. Each artist is tasked with making a series of work in their own style, by exploring subconscious imagery in various materials.

The exhibit will run from April 12th to April 26th, with an opening reception on the evening of April 12th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The work will be on display in the Miller Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Jayson at jayson@bayarts.org/ 850.640.3670

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GCSC Student Art Show

05-03-2019

Presented by Visual & Performing Arts, Gulf Coast State College... at Amelia Center for the Arts, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Wed, May 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 03 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College is proud to present the annual Student Art Show. The exhibition is a showcase of talent and creativity within the GCSC Visual Art Department. It features work made by students in...

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The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College is proud to present the annual Student Art Show. The exhibition is a showcase of talent and creativity within the GCSC Visual Art Department. It features work made by students in one of the many studio art classes offered at the college over the course of the 2018-2019 school year. Media included are painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital media, and ceramics. The exhibit will run from April 22 – May 3, with an opening reception on April 28, 12:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. The work will be on display in the Amelia Center Gallery (Room 112).

 

Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Friday 10:00a.m. – 4p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Pavel Amromin at pamromin@gulfcoast.edu.

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Arete Collaborative Academy Students Present: As You Like It

04-26-2019

Presented by Arete Collaborative Academy at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm

This play is sure to delight all ages! With a wrestling match, brawling brothers and a love story framed by mistaken identity, As You Like It has something for everyone. This performance consists of a 1-hour abridged version of Shakespeare's...

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This play is sure to delight all ages! With a wrestling match, brawling brothers and a love story framed by mistaken identity, As You Like It has something for everyone. This performance consists of a 1-hour abridged version of Shakespeare's original with his original language.

Admission is free, and donations are welcomed. Thank you for supporting the Arts at Arete!

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Photography for Teens

05-17-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 4:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Fri, May 17 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

This four week series gets teens comfortable with their camera through hands on practice. We’ll work on exposure basics, shooting indoors and outdoors, composition, and photo editing with Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop.

This four week series gets teens comfortable with their camera through hands on practice. We’ll work on exposure basics, shooting indoors and outdoors, composition, and photo editing with Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop.

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Backstage Pass at The Music Lot: Andrew Tinch Jazz Group sponsored by Innovations Federal Credit Union

04-26-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music...

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Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music Lot.

We’ll have everyone’s favorite things about the event—drinking, tables, live music, and fun!

The concerts will begin at 6:30pm, and the Center for the Arts parking lot will open at 5:30pm.

This year’s line-up is:
April 26 – Andrew Tinch Jazz Group
May 17 – Jeff Carter Group
May 31 – The Jam Kings
June 14 – Anthony Peebles
June 28 – Reasonable Doubt

Tickets are $5. Tables are available for purchase at $50. Find more information on the Panama City Center for the Arts website at www.pccenterforthearts.com/backstage-pass.

Rain decisions will be made by 4:30 PM on the day of the concert and reschedule dates will be determined and announced should they be necessary.

The concerts are made possible by the following organizations: Innovations Federal Credit Union, Hancock-Whitney Bank, Island Junkies, Southern Supply and Downtown Dance.

More About Andrew Tinch
Andrew Tinch is a senior at Mosley High School, and the leader of a popular local youth jazz ensemble called Hornstew. His main instruments are guitar and trumpet, though he also plays piano, organ, bass, and accordian. This concert will feature Andrew on Guitar, Nathanael Smith on piano, Mikailo Kasha on bass and drummer, Charles Pagano.

More about Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass grew out of the Concerts in the Park series begun in 1986, by Florida First Federal and late community leader, Roger Schadd. From 1986 to 2008, free outdoor concerts were held every summer featuring local bands. In order to keep the series going during the recession, Backstage Pass began welcoming guests through the Backstage Door of the Marina Civic Center in 2009, and the first band was “On Call”, led by the late Hulon Crayton. Tickets were $5 (and they still are) and the community embraced it from the first downbeat. We are so grateful to continue this wonderful tradition.

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GCSC Spring Concert Series: Concert Chorale & Concert Band Music Performance

04-28-2019

Presented by Visual & Performing Arts, Gulf Coast State College... at Amelia Center for the Arts, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm

Gulf Coast State College is pleased to present the Spring Music Concert: Concert Chorale & Concert Band. The ensemble will take the stage by storm with their music abilities. This event is free and will be held in the Amelia Center Theatre on...

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Gulf Coast State College is pleased to present the Spring Music Concert: Concert Chorale & Concert Band. The ensemble will take the stage by storm with their music abilities. This event is free and will be held in the Amelia Center Theatre on Sunday, April 28th at 2:30 p.m. Donations Accepted.

For more information, please contact Jason Hedden at (850) 872.3886 or jhedden@gulfcoast.edu.

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Beginning Photography Class

05-14-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm Tue, May 07 @ 5:30 pm Tue, May 14 @ 5:30 pm

Start from scratch and become familiar with your camera’s most important features, and how they translate into the photograph. This course covers ISO, aperture & shutter speed, metering for light, focus, focal length and more. Lessons include...

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Start from scratch and become familiar with your camera’s most important features, and how they translate into the photograph. This course covers ISO, aperture & shutter speed, metering for light, focus, focal length and more. Lessons include hands-on and outdoor practice (weather permitting). The goal is to trust your choices more than Auto mode! Camera required. *Best for DSLRs, mirrorless or any camera with “Manual” mode but all cameras welcome!

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Composition for Photographers

05-22-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 01 @ 5:30 pm Wed, May 08 @ 5:30 pm Wed, May 15 @ 5:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Wed, May 22 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

A class on creative seeing. Each week we’ll sharpen your eye by honing in on a different element of composition: perspective, framing, line, shape, pattern, texture, color, balance and symmetry. The goal is to be more intentional in your...

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A class on creative seeing. Each week we’ll sharpen your eye by honing in on a different element of composition: perspective, framing, line, shape, pattern, texture, color, balance and symmetry. The goal is to be more intentional in your photography – seeing good composition faster,  making the photo rather than taking it. Examples for inspiration, in-class shooting, weekly assignments and critiques will help you pull it all together into remarkable photos.

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56th Bay Annual Exhibition

05-31-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 03 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 07 @ 10:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Wed, May 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Come to the Panama City Center for the Arts to see some of the best local art in the 56th Bay Annual Exhibition from May 4–31.

Every year for the past 56 years, the arts center in downtown Panama City has accepted fine art submissions from...

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Come to the Panama City Center for the Arts to see some of the best local art in the 56th Bay Annual Exhibition from May 4–31.

Every year for the past 56 years, the arts center in downtown Panama City has accepted fine art submissions from across Northwest Florida and hired an outside judge to jury the submissions to the best of the best. The visiting judge then chooses four winners who are awarded at the opening reception.

The opening and awards reception will be on May 3 from 6–8pm. The awards will be announced around 7pm. Hope to see you there!

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Ukulele Social Club

05-04-2019

Presented by Bay County Public Library at Bay County Public Library, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 10:00 am

Everyone is welcome! The first part of the class is for beginner basics. The second part is for jammin'! We will have a few loaner instruments available, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

Everyone is welcome! The first part of the class is for beginner basics. The second part is for jammin'! We will have a few loaner instruments available, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

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Scenes of Sun and Fun in Bay County~Photography Exhibit

06-01-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 04 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 07 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 08 @ 11:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Thu, May 09 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 10 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 14 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 15 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 16 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 17 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 18 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 21 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 22 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 23 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 24 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 25 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 28 @ 11:00 am Wed, May 29 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 31 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jun 01 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Enjoy summers of days gone by as we look forward to Bay County's favorite season. This collection of historic photographs celebrates summers in our area through the last hundred years. The photographs were carefully selected from the Bay County...

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Enjoy summers of days gone by as we look forward to Bay County's favorite season. This collection of historic photographs celebrates summers in our area through the last hundred years. The photographs were carefully selected from the Bay County Library's local history collection by Laura Moree. Join us for the opening and refreshments on  May 4 form 2-4pm. The exhibit will be on display through June 1.

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Backstage Pass at The Music Lot: Jeff Carter Group sponsored by Hancock Whitney Bank

05-17-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 17 @ 6:30 pm

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music...

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Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music Lot.

We’ll have everyone’s favorite things about the event—drinking, tables, live music, and fun!

The concerts will begin at 6:30pm, and the Center for the Arts parking lot will open at 5:30pm.

This year’s line-up is:
April 26 – Andrew Tinch Jazz Group
May 17 – Jeff Carter Group
May 31 – The Jam Kings
June 14 – Anthony Peebles
June 28 – Reasonable Doubt

Tickets are $5. Tables are available for purchase at $50. Find more information on the Panama City Center for the Arts website at www.pccenterforthearts.com/backstage-pass.

Rain decisions will be made by 4:30 PM on the day of the concert and reschedule dates will be determined and announced should they be necessary.

The concerts are made possible by the following organizations: Innovations Federal Credit Union, Hancock-Whitney Bank, Island Junkies, Southern Supply and Downtown Dance.

More About Jeff Carter Group
Jeff Carter is an attorney by day and a musician, singer, and songwriter by night. He's performed with many famous musicians and bands touring the country, including his sister, Deanna Carter, and others, such as Charlie Daniels, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Bob Dylan, Jamie O’Neal, Jake Owen, Brian Wilson and more. He was on tour with his sister when he met his wife, Jessie, right here in Panama City. The rest, as they say, was history. His band, the Jeff Carter Group, plays original blues and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as covers.

More about Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass grew out of the Concerts in the Park series begun in 1986, by Florida First Federal and late community leader, Roger Schadd. From 1986 to 2008, free outdoor concerts were held every summer featuring local bands. In order to keep the series going during the recession, Backstage Pass began welcoming guests through the Backstage Door of the Marina Civic Center in 2009, and the first band was “On Call”, led by the late Hulon Crayton. Tickets were $5 (and they still are) and the community embraced it from the first downbeat. We are so grateful to continue this wonderful tradition.

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Salty Dog Day in St. Andrews

05-18-2019

Presented by The Market at St. Andrews at The Market at St. Andrews, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 am

Salty Dog Day is a celebration of dogs and dog lovers. This dog-friendly event is an extension of the Market at St. Andrews to benefit animal rescue and spay/neuter efforts in Bay County. The market will include dog merchandise vendors, groomers,...

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Salty Dog Day is a celebration of dogs and dog lovers. This dog-friendly event is an extension of the Market at St. Andrews to benefit animal rescue and spay/neuter efforts in Bay County. The market will include dog merchandise vendors, groomers, veterinarians, a shot clinic, a microchip booth, a photo booth, treat stations, dog play area, demonstrations, food, music, shopping and entertainment.

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Mallory O' Connor: Before Bartram: Artist-Naturalist Mark Catesby

05-24-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 24 @ 6:00 pm

In the late 1700’s, William Bartram explored the Southeast under extreme conditions. He encountered exotic diseases, hostile natives, raging rivers, and wild creatures, and he studied them all. Linnaeus called him the greatest botanist in the...

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In the late 1700’s, William Bartram explored the Southeast under extreme conditions. He encountered exotic diseases, hostile natives, raging rivers, and wild creatures, and he studied them all. Linnaeus called him the greatest botanist in the world.

But Bartram was actually following in the footsteps of another naturalist who explored the southeast sixty-two years earlier—Mark Catesby. Catesby conducted one of the earliest and most comprehensive studies of the flora and fauna of southeastern North America, which resulted in 263 watercolors and drawings, hundreds of preserved specimens, and fascinating field notes.

In her talk, “Before Bartram: Artist-Naturalist Mark Catesby,” at the Panama City Center for the Arts on May 24, at 6pm, Mallory O’Connor will be drawing parallels between Bartram and Catesby’s adventures and works. Attendees will also learn more about the historical and cultural context of their explorations and findings to more fully understand the importance and impact their travels had on the scientific community and world.

The lecture is the last in a series of humanities lectures scheduled throughout the year that are sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets cost $5 for members ($10 for non-members) and are for sale on the Panama City Center for the Arts website: www.pccenterforthearts.com/speaker-series.

More about Mallory O’Connor
Mallory O'Connor is a writer, an art historian, and a musician. She holds degrees in art, art history, and American history from Ohio University. For twenty years she taught art history at the University of Florida and at Santa Fe College. During this time, she also wrote hundreds of magazine articles and critical essays, and curated numerous exhibitions for museums and galleries.

She is the author of two non-fiction books, Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast and Florida's American Heritage River, both published by the University Press of Florida. Her American River trilogy is her first foray into fiction novels.

Born in Illinois and raised on a ranch on the American River in Northern California, Mallory now resides with her husband, artist John O'Connor, in Micanopy, Florida.

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Healthy Start's World's Greatest Baby Shower

05-30-2019

Presented by Healthy Start Coalition of Bay, Franklin & Gul... at First United Methodist Church, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 4:30 pm

If you’re pregnant or had a baby within the last six months, you and your family members are invited to attend Healthy Start’s World’s Greatest Baby Shower on Thursday, May 30th, at the First United Methodist Church, 903 East 4th Street,...

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If you’re pregnant or had a baby within the last six months, you and your family members are invited to attend Healthy Start’s World’s Greatest Baby Shower on Thursday, May 30th, at the First United Methodist Church, 903 East 4th Street, 4:30pm until 6:30pm.

This FREE event will have education tables, vendors, games, snacks and tons of fabulous door prizes.  There’s even a special game for dads.

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Backstage Pass at The Music Lot: The Jam Kings sponsored by the Island Junkies

05-31-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 6:30 pm

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music...

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Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music Lot.

We’ll have everyone’s favorite things about the event—drinking, tables, live music, and fun!

The concerts will begin at 6:30pm, and the Center for the Arts parking lot will open at 5:30pm.

This year’s line-up is:
April 26 – Andrew Tinch Jazz Group
May 17 – Jeff Carter Group
May 31 – The Jam Kings
June 14 – Anthony Peebles
June 28 – Reasonable Doubt

Tickets are $5. Tables are available for purchase at $50. Find more information on the Panama City Center for the Arts website at www.pccenterforthearts.com/backstage-pass.

Rain decisions will be made by 4:30 PM on the day of the concert and reschedule dates will be determined and announced should they be necessary.

The concerts are made possible by the following organizations: Innovations Federal Credit Union, Hancock-Whitney Bank, Island Junkies, Southern Supply and Downtown Dance.

More About The Jam Kings
The Jam Kings—keyboardist John Russo, drummer Joey Kirkland and bass player Johnnie Burrows—are a cover band specializing in rock, pop, country and piano bar standards. They have described their target audience as middle-aged people who appreciate music and like to dance. Russo and Kirkland started the band a few years ago, but they needed a guitar player. That’s when they approached Burrows. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed and The Jam Kings were born.

More about Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass grew out of the Concerts in the Park series begun in 1986, by Florida First Federal and late community leader, Roger Schadd. From 1986 to 2008, free outdoor concerts were held every summer featuring local bands. In order to keep the series going during the recession, Backstage Pass began welcoming guests through the Backstage Door of the Marina Civic Center in 2009, and the first band was “On Call”, led by the late Hulon Crayton. Tickets were $5 (and they still are) and the community embraced it from the first downbeat. We are so grateful to continue this wonderful tradition.

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Photoshop Tips, Tweaks & Tomfoolery

07-02-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 04 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

Tackle difficult exposures and those photos you just can’t get quite right. We will learn how to use channels, layer masks, blend modes, selective sharpening, selections by color or object, and eliminate color cast along with some tomfoolery...

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Tackle difficult exposures and those photos you just can’t get quite right. We will learn how to use channels, layer masks, blend modes, selective sharpening, selections by color or object, and eliminate color cast along with some tomfoolery with each of the above. In class you will work along with the instructor, and then practice on your own images.

You will want to have a working knowledge of Photoshop basics and be familiar with the layout and menu bars. It is best to work with RAW files. (You may use JPEG files, but your results may differ from those working in RAW.)

Requirements for class: A laptop with at least Photoshop 7 or later version.

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Summer Art Camp - Panama City Center for the Arts

06-28-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 10 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jun 11 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 8:30 am + 12 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 13 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jun 17 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jun 24 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 8:30 am - less dates and times

Sign your children up (ages 7-14) for Summer Art Camp before it fills up! Children will enjoy two art lessons each day with a snack and movement break in between. Includes drawing, painting, pottery, cartooning, and more! 

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Sign your children up (ages 7-14) for Summer Art Camp before it fills up! Children will enjoy two art lessons each day with a snack and movement break in between. Includes drawing, painting, pottery, cartooning, and more! https://www.pccenterforthearts.com/education

Panama City Center for the Arts is holding a summer art camp for six weeks this summer! Three weeks in June starting on June 10, and three weeks in July starting on July 8.

Sign up for one or all of the weeks. Whatever fits into your schedule. Use our online form or call us at 850-640-3670 to sign up.

Available weeks:

  • June 10 - 14
  • June 17 - 21
  • June 24 - 28
  • July 8 - 12
  • July 15 - 19
  • July 22 - 26
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The Young Photographer ~ Summer Kid's Camp

07-19-2019

Presented by The Light Room at The Light Room, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

We will be offering two photography camps during Bay District Schools Summer holidays:

June 11 - 14, afternoons 1-4pm ~ Ages 8 - 12

July 16 - 19, afternoons 1 - 4pm~ Ages 13 - 18

Kids will learn the most important features of their digital...

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We will be offering two photography camps during Bay District Schools Summer holidays:

June 11 - 14, afternoons 1-4pm ~ Ages 8 - 12

July 16 - 19, afternoons 1 - 4pm~ Ages 13 - 18

Kids will learn the most important features of their digital cameras, practice photographing a variety of subjects, work with Photoshop to enhance their images, and take home a small portfolio of prints. They will also have the opportunity to experiment with 35mm film, instant cameras, and other "analog" processes!

*Digital camera required. Any type is fine, even a phone will do in a pinch. Please contact us with questions. We have several cameras available to loan out at no extra cost.

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Backstage Pass at The Music Lot: Anthony Peebles sponsored by Southern Supply and Safety

06-14-2019

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music...

[more+]

Backstage Pass is coming back on April 26, for a five concert series!

We don’t have a stage, but we do have a great parking lot at the Center for the Arts, so this year, we’re going to rename our series Backstage Pass @ The Music Lot.

We’ll have everyone’s favorite things about the event—drinking, tables, live music, and fun!

The concerts will begin at 6:30pm, and the Center for the Arts parking lot will open at 5:30pm.

This year’s line-up is:
April 26 – Andrew Tinch Jazz Group
May 17 – Jeff Carter Group
May 31 – The Jam Kings
June 14 – Anthony Peebles
June 28 – Reasonable Doubt

Tickets are $5. Tables are available for purchase at $50. Find more information on the Panama City Center for the Arts website at www.pccenterforthearts.com/backstage-pass.

Rain decisions will be made by 4:30 PM on the day of the concert and reschedule dates will be determined and announced should they be necessary.

The concerts are made possible by the following organizations: Innovations Federal Credit Union, Hancock-Whitney Bank, Island Junkies, Southern Supply and Downtown Dance.More About Anthony Peebles
Singer/songwriter Anthony Peebles finds inspiration in his life and imagination—from family members to magical places he’s traveled or read about. His first instrument was a dulcimer his father built. Then came drums at age 13, and guitar at 16. Having a career in music has always been his dream, and he’s been making it a reality for the past few years, touring the country and releasing his debut album earlier this year called “Different Faces.”

More about Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass grew out of the Concerts in the Park series begun in 1986, by Florida First Federal and late community leader, Roger Schadd. From 1986 to 2008, free outdoor concerts were held every summer featuring local bands. In order to keep the series going during the recession, Backstage Pass began welcoming guests through the Backstage Door of the Marina Civic Center in 2009, and the first band was “On Call”, led by the late Hulon Crayton. Tickets were $5 (and they still are) and the community embraced it from the first downbeat. We are so grateful to continue this wonderful tradition.

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