Pensacola’s second annual Clean Energy Fest will be held Nov. 5. The event is a celebration of renewable energy through art, food, live music and various educational demonstrations.
The clean energy festival — being held downtown in conjunction with Foo Foo Fest — will showcase the benefits of energy sources such as solar and wind. There will also be a display of electric cars, including a Tesla, as well as a so-called “tiny house” recently constructed by Pensacola State College students.
There will also be an art competition this year. The Future of Energy competition is a juried event that will feature works by local artists. The featured works will come from varied genres and will address the subject of clean energy. Judges for the competition will hail from the Gulf Coast art community, as well as the academics and professionals familiar with the subject clean energy.
The West Florida Literary Federation has also lined up a full slate of poets for the festival, including Goldman Prize-winning poet Hilton Kelley. The presented works will address environmental justice issues.
The Clean Energy Festival will be held Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 120 Church St., in the courtyard near the Bowden Building and T.T. Wentworth Museum.