Pensacola Umbrella Sky Project: The Journey to Pensacola

Date Posted: Oct 05, 2017

You do not have to travel to Agueda, Portugal to see the Umbrella Sky Project. This November, the designers of the art-installation are traveling to Pensacola, Fla. to create the first-ever “Pensacola Umbrella Sky Project!” As a part of the 4th Annual Foo Foo Festival, the event will take place on Intedencia St. in Downtown Pensacola, November 2nd-12th.

Now you’re probably wondering, what’s the story behind the Umbrella Sky Project? We’ve got the scoop. Take a look at how this art-installation came to be and more about its journey to Pensacola, Fla.

History of the Umbrella Sky Project

It all started in 2012 when Sextafeira Produções designed and installed the first Umbrella Sky Project in Agueda, Portugal. They suspended thousands of colorful umbrellas over the city’s narrow streets to form a tantalizing, urban art-installation. It drew people in and provided a canopy of shade for pedestrians. Since it’s debut, the Umbrella Sky Project has gained critical acclaim worldwide. And, with breathtaking views like that, it’s no wonder people travel from all over to see it.

The Journey to Pensacola, Fla.

Spectators are in for a real treat during Foo Foo Festival. The Friends of Downtown Pensacola have partnered with Sextafeira Produções to create the first-ever Pensacola Umbrella Sky Project. Visitors will see the sky over historic Intendencia St. transformed as hundreds of colorful umbrellas float high above their heads.

Bring your camera and maybe a friend or two, because you don’t want to miss this enchanting event. Plus, what better way to beat the heat than under hundreds of colorful umbrellas?


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