The SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival was created to illuminate the power of art in public spaces to revitalise areas, inspire dialogue and unite the community while cultivating new standards of artistic excellence and reflecting St. Petersburg, Florida’s creative and vibrant spirit.
Returning for its eighth year, October 12-23, 2022, the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival will once again ignite the City of the Arts with a diverse collection of public art from renowned local, national and international mural artists. The festival, which has received widespread international attention, is an outdoor art exhibition celebrating art for art’s sake.
Artists invited to this year’s mural festival included International Artists: James Bullough, Germany; Mad C, Germany; Ben Johnston, Canada and Marina Capdevila, Spain. National Artists: 123Klan, Los Angeles; Imagine, Nepal/Boston; Reginald O’Neal, Miami and Baghead, Miami. Local Artists: Jeff Williams, St. Petersburg; Dream Weaver, St.Petersburg; Van Der Luc, St. Petersburg; Ashley Cantero, Tampa; Egypt Hagan, Tampa; Sydney Prusso, Dunedin
and Tasko, Clearwater.
Check out some of the finished murals below …
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, with support from the City of St. Petersburg, produces SHINE 2022. Sponsored partly by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Produced with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Pinellas, and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. This year’s presenting sponsor is Trammell Crow Company. Additional sponsors include Great Bay Distributors, Aresty Family Foundation, Kathryn Howd & Edward Rucks, First Horizon Bank, Bayfront Health, Jennifer & Jeff Lovelady, Tru by Hilton and others.
Produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (SPAA), the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival was launched in 2015 to illuminate the power of art in public spaces by revitalizing areas, inspiring dialogue and uniting communities. Learn more at stpeteartsalliance.com and connect on Instagram and Facebook @shineonstpete.
Photo credit Mark Rapien