Ashton Howard is a native of Florida’s Gulf Coast. After attending Savannah College of Art and Design, he packed all of his things and moved to California, beginning his career as a tropical artist. His art has been represented and viewed in some of the world’s most renowned galleries and in major cities across the U.S. Ashton’s art assimilates the reflective qualities of natural light, perspective of nature’s force and the power of the sea.
Ashton now lives in Pensacola with his beautiful wife Emilie and their son Hagan, where he and fellow artist Evan Levin adorn and enhance public spaces in the heart of downtown.
Evan Levin is a Pensacola native and local artist. Evan attended Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL and graduated in 2002 with a bachelor of fine arts in illustration. Evan is known for his surrealistic style of painting and drawing quirky, whimsical characters in dreamlike landscapes.
In 2015, Evan, along with local artist Ashton Howard, painted the "Fly Like Foo Foo" wings mural for Foo Foo Festival. In 2016 Evan and Ashton won a Foo Foo Festival grant to paint Pensacola’s first large scale public art project, a 3,000 sq. ft. mural on the Jefferson Street parking garage. Evan and Ashton were recently awarded another Foo Foo Festival grant to create Pensacola’s first mural festival, CUBED, in 2017.
CUBED: Luminous will partner with the University West Florida Historic Trust, the UWF Pensacola Museum of Art and ACRE TV Artist-Made-Tele-Vision will feature a diverse selection of digital and projection art from local, national and internationally known artists. CUBED: Luminous is made in part by Foo Foo Fest grant. This visually dynamic public art project will activate and illuminate the urbanscape of Pensacola, Florida and offer myriad opportunities for our community and visitors to enjoy the city and the dynamic visuality of both emerging and established artists alike. The festival will include live music and performance, interactive cube painting, food trucks, and a Makers City Marketplace with Bare Hand Collective.
Trust us, you’ll want to leave your Netflix™ binge for this.