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Here are this year’s Shine mural festival artists

The roster for October’s festival includes a mix of international, national and local artists
Mural on the side of the Amsterdam Bar, Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. “SHINE.” The wall was completed with the help of students from the Bloom Gallery. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Sep. 13
Updated Sep. 16

St. Petersburg’s popular Shine Mural Festival returns Oct. 18-26, making the streets and walls of the city even more colorful with the work of five international, four national and 25 local artists.

In addition to wall murals, the Corner Canvas project that wraps utility boxes with artwork will return, and a bus will get an artist’s treatment in partnership with Carmada. The festival, produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, announced the roster in a press release on Wednesday.

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International artists include Germany’s Low Bros, Taj Tenfold of Jamaica and Mexico’s Paola Delfin, while national artists include NYC duo Morning Breath, whose 2015 mural got blocked by new development. Palehorse and Princess Smith are two local participating artists. And David Charlton won the open call that the festival puts out to local artists.

This mural by Morning Breath was painted for the inaugural SHINE festival in 2015. [Andrew Harlan]

The festival is partnering with Hawaii-based nonprofit PangeaSeed Foundation to produce two ocean conservation-themed murals. Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans will feature local artists the Vitale Bros. and Portland’s Blaine Fontana with Plastic Birdie.

Among the community-based projects during the festival are Come Out St. Pete with Chad Mize and Jay Hoff, which engages LGBTQ youth to create a mural, Todd Frain’s mural collaboration with Creative Clay and Cecilia Lueza’s ground mural near the Northshore Pier.

The full roster will appear on soon, and on Instagram via @shineonstpete.


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