Get Involved

Support Artel Gallery

“Artel Gallery is a not-for-profit gallery supported in part by generous donations given by the viewing public. Please consider donating to Artel so we can continue to provide experimental contemporary art for all to enjoy.”

Volunteer Information

“Artel is an all-volunteer organization and depends on the generosity of those who have a few hours a month to give. We would love to welcome you as a Gallery Sitter, reception/lecture helper or special event volunteer. Also, we would love to know of any special skills you have which you would be willing to donate to the gallery.

Gallery Sitters: Our most important need is Gallery Sitters. Artel is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 – 4. Shifts are from 10 – 1 or 1 – 4. We require a minimum three-hour commitment per month (1 sitting/month), although you are welcome to do more if convenient for you.

A 45-minute training session is usually conducted at the beginning of your first shift. You then will need to remain to finish your shift. Someone is always available by phone if you need assistance.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers may receive a free annual membership after only 30 hours of gallery sitting or other volunteer work. The 30 hours must be in the same calendar year. Gallery Sitters who are already members, can receive one free entry to any juried show (except Cinco Banderas) by Gallery sitting for 15 hours within any continuous six-month period. The free entry fee can only be used within a one-year period starting from the date you acquired the 15 hours, and you must be a current Artel member when you use it. Additional hours may be earned for other duties, such as assisting at art drop offs, receptions, educational programs and other special events.

Start Volunteering Today!

To schedule training for gallery sitting or to help with special events, please email us at or click here.


Artel Gallery programs are funded in part by Escambia County, the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival and ACE. Artel Gallery thanks these organizations for their generosity and support.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Artel Gallery, 223 Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL, 32502, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact