The fourth annual Celebrating Brownsville Festival is coming to Pensacola’s historic Brownsville neighborhood August 5, featuring art exhibits, free food, a variety of vendors and more. The festival seeks to bring the Brownsville community together through art and educational opportunities.

The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5. at the new Brownsville Community Center at 3200 W. De Soto St. The festival will feature art activities for children, educational activities and more.

The Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency is accepting vendor applications for the free community event through July 21.

Applications may be submitted to or to the Community Redevelopment Agency, 221 Palafox Place, Suite 305, Pensacola, Fla.

An art installation is displayed in the Brownsville neighborhood as part of the annual Celebrating Brownsville Festival. (Special to The Pulse)

Additionally, Pensacola’s Artel Gallery is putting out a call to artists for the Brownsville Arts and Cultural exhibit and competition. Since 2014, Artel and Escambia County have hosted the Celebrating Brownsville Mural Competition to create an ongoing outdoor art gallery and annual exhibit featuring the works of a wide variety of local artists. They are seeking local art pieces which feature positive representations of diverse urban communities. Selected works will be reproduced as large-scale images and will become part of an ongoing outdoor art gallery. For additional information visit:

All art submittals will be placed on the exhibit at the Celebrating Brownsville Festival and entered into the contest to become part of the ongoing Celebrating Brownsville Urban Art Mural Project. Selected artwork will be reproduced and installed on the streets of Brownsville.

For more information about the Celebrating Brownsville Festival, click here.

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