SHINE On St. Pete Mural celebrates new murals for the 5th annual festival. SHINE will showcase new vibrant, creative and inspiring murals in St. Pete created by international, national and local artists. The new pieces will further enrich the city’s public outdoor gallery, adding new styles-from colorful geometric patterns to delicately rendered realism, all expertly painted on large walls and even on street intersections.
Artists from Germany England, Jamaica, Australia and Mexico and from Los Angeles, New York City and Raleigh are16 among this year’s mural artists, along with Tampa artist Princess Smith and St. Pete artists PALEHHORSE, Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese, Leo Gomez and Redasb.
Bike Tours of
this year’s murals are set for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the two Saturdays of the
event. On April 19 and 26, guided tours of groups limited to 50 bikers will
travel through the streets of St. Petersburg to see the newest additions to the
city’s growing collection of street art. For information and to register for
the bike tours, go to Florida Craft Art or Coast Bike Share in St. Petersburg.
SHINE Year Five will include a full calendar of additional public events designed to celebrate street art culture. Several St. Petersburg establishments will host an exciting lineup of SHINE events, including Station House, Morean Arts Center, Intermezzo, Green Bench Brewing and Body Electric. For more complete details on this year’s SHINE On St. Pete event, visit this website here.
Inside Out Project, PangeaSeed Sea Walls
Highlight SHINE Festival Finale Event
The SHINE Mural Festival Finale Event from 2 p.m. to sunset on
Saturday, Oct. 26, will be a daytime outdoor community event culminating of the
weeklong festival. The Finale will focus on diversity through art by bring the
internationally renowned Inside Out Project to St. Petersburg. The Finale will
also highlight environmental conservation with a huge new mural as part of the
PangeaSeed Sea Walls project, located adjacent to the Finale. Center for Finale
activities will be The Factory St. Pete, 2788 Fairfield Ave. S. (between 6th
and 7th Avenues South). The Finale event is open to the public
without charge and will take place from 2 p.m. to sunset.
The Inside Out Project will be available one day only and will
showcase large-scale, portrait installation showcasing 300
wheat-pasted, poster-sized photos of St. Petersburg residents with special
thanks to studio photographer: Todd Bates, community
photographer: Rashad Hobson, and City Of St Pete photographer: Maria Flanagan! The
installation is deliberately planned to last just one day.
Inside Out also helps to highlight another medium of street
art by using wheat pasting to apply the portraits. This impermanent method is
one of the oldest forms of guerilla-style” street art and, in conjunction with
the black and white portraits, will bring a world-class, must-see installation
to the Finale event. Many area residents might find their faces among the
images in the installation.
In partnership with PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls:
Artists for Oceans, Portland-based visual artist Blaine Fontana brings
his signature imagery to St. Petersburg. He will tackle a massive wall with
fellow Portland artist Plastic Birdie. Their mural will creatively highlight
St. Petersburg’s successful fisheries management system as part of the first
mural project nationwide funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The PangeaSeed Sea
Wall is the largest mural of this year’s SHINE On St. Pete.
SHINE 2019 is presented by the NRP Group with support from
founding sponsor City of St. Petersburg Office of Cultural Affairs, Visit St.
Pete/Clearwater, Great Bay Distributors, Bank OZK, National Oceanic &
Atmosphere Association (NOAA), Was & Hive and the Courtyard Marriott.
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