Dark Water: Art Works by Tesa Burch

The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum presents an exhibit of work by a local artist Tesa Burch entitled “Dark Water,” a series of letterpress plates printed at the Panama City Publishing Co. Museum, along with original works. An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled 4-7 p.m., Sept. 7, at The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum with music provided by Freaky Teeth. The public is welcome.

About the Artist:

Burch was born Oct. 25, 1984 in Panama City, Fla., where she currently resides and works. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and her work explores formal abstraction and figure study. She works in a variety of media, including paint and found objects. Some of her most preferred collage media are taxidermy and vintage objects and fabrics. “I like to illustrate southern themes and romance, both their successes and failures,” she said. “My favorite color is shiny.”

Her painting and collage work explores themes of love, misunderstanding and angst. However, sometimes it is just an exploration of different and experimental media. She uses materials varying from the traditional to the rare and odd. Burch is a director at City Arts Cooperative, where her work is on display.

Burch has curated and exhibited in local arts exhibits, including TB/SB Peek Experience, Beach Goth Art Show, Maker’s Marks, I’m Not Going Anywhere, and Kiss Me. All of these shows were hosted in Downtown Panama City and included local artists and musicians. Burch is a 5th generation Bay County, Fla. resident, a First Family of Bay County Pioneer and graduate of the Bay High School.

“Dark Water: Art Works by Tesa Burch” will remain on display throughout September and October at The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum. The museum is open to the public, Tuesdays-Fridays from 1 to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

VISIT US at the Panama City Publishing Co. Museum:
1134 Beck Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401

Museum Day Open House at

The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum

Happy #MuseumDay! The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum is celebrating Museum Day, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10am – 3pm. The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum (1134 Beck Ave) will have letterpress printing demonstrations and museum tours, as well as lots of stories about our local history. Our little museum encompasses a huge part of Panama City history. Come check it out and satisfy your curiosity. As always, FREE admission and open to the public. There will be a free, guided walking tour of Historic St. Andrews at 10:30am, followed by a dedication of the new butterfly garden to the West Family at noon.

Yard of the Month

As our community recovers from the disastrous effects of Hurricane Michael, The Historic St. Andrews Waterfront Partnership would like to recognize the residents of St. Andrews who’ve worked hard to reclaim their yards from the destruction.

The community is invited to nominate deserving yards for the award by emailing nominees to StAyardofthemonth@gmail.com, by the 15th of each month, when the committee will decide the following month’s recipient of the Yard of the Month Award.

Members of the Yard of the Month committee will select the winner each month, recognizing that some areas will be in the process of rebuilding, and will present each month’s winner with an award on the first Tuesday of each month, which will include a gift donated by Lowe’s Home Improvement and a Yard of the Month sign displayed in their yard for one month, at which time, the sign would be moved to the next month’s award recipient.

To ensure geographic distribution, the committee will choose a yard each month from a different section of St. Andrews. Please see map below.

Guided Walking Tour

Historic St. Andrews

Enjoy a free, guided tour of Historic St. Andrews. Come to the Publishing Museum (1134 Beck Ave.) on Wednesday or Friday at 1:30pm. For a self-guided audio tour, click here.


Historic St. Andrews


Download this free app on your smart phone to take a self-guided walking tour to explore the rich heritage of Historic St. Andrews.

This app is part of a statewide digital network of walking tours created by the Florida Humanities Council Florida Stories program, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Annual events in St. Andrews

  • January (first Saturday): Christmas Village take down in Oaks by the Bay Park
  • February (4th Saturday): Salty Dog Day
  • February: Mardi Gras (put on by Krewe of St. Andrews)
  • March 14: Pi Day, Publishing Museum sells slices of pie for $3.14 each, free coffee with each slice.
  • March: St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, usually on Saturday closest to Mar. 17
  • March/April: Easter egg hunt in Oaks by the Bay Park (put on by Krewe of St. Andrews)
  • April: Blessing of the Fleet (put on by Second Chance) and Sock Burning (put on by Floriopolis)
  • April: Poem in Your Pocket Day
  • August (last Saturday): Play Music on the Porch
  • September (first Friday): Art Break Day (put on by Floriopolis)
  • September: Museum Day
  • October: Trick-or-Treat Trail
  • October: Spirits of St. Andrews Bar Haunt
  • November: NaNoWriMo
  • November (4th Saturday): Christmas Village set up in Oaks by the Bay Park
  • November: Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, extended hours at the Market
  • December (first Saturday): Christmas theme TBD by St. Andrews merchants, extended hours every Friday in December.