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At the corner of Harrison Avenue and 4th Street in Historic Downtown Panama City is the Panama City Center for the Arts. This beautiful structure, built in 1925, is owned by the City of Panama City and managed by Bay Arts Alliance.
Bay Arts Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to support, promote, and develop the arts as essential to the growth of our community. The Center is home to exciting and diverse exhibits, interactive classes, and special events that offer fun and entertainment for the entire family.

Whether you love pottery, painting, other creative arts, or just want to enjoy “artful” surroundings – this is the place to be! Admission to The Center is always free to the public.

Stop by, say hello, and join the fun!


The Center for the Arts

The Heart of Historic Downtown Panama City

Yes, we are an art gallery – but we are so much more!

Art comes in many forms. And at the Center, we celebrate them all.


Art helps us tell a story, share the world around us, and foster conversation and understanding.

As a society, art stimulates our creativity and helps us express who we are. It makes us laugh and it makes us think. It is something we can create individually, or collectively with others.
It is something that can be shared and appreciated by the young – and the young at heart!

From pottery and basket weaving classes, digital art, summer camps for kids and teens, date night art for couples, competition exhibits, vocal and music performances, community gatherings and more, the Center for the Arts is helping bring culture, creativity, and community to historic Downtown Panama City.

Visit our galleries, shop for locally created items in our gift shop, attend a class, or join us for special events. Our building belongs to everyone, and we hope to see you soon!


Jayson Kretzer

Executive Director of

Bay Arts Alliance


Jamie Haney
Marketing & Events Coordinator

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Natalie Earnest
 Program Coordinator



Call:  850-640-3670



Center for the Arts

19E 4th St

Panama City, FL 32401



Monday:  CLOSED

Tuesday:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Friday:  10:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday:  CLOSED



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Kelsi McLendon
Operations Manager

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Jannah Reinstatler
Administrative Assistant

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Emma Shorter
 Front Reception

Rentals Coordinator

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