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Shine Mural Festival continues in St. Petersburg with more events

Plus, you can take a ride through the Terror Tent at the Pinellas Art Villages’ Spookfest.
Muralists Blaine Fontana and Jeremy Nichols, both of Portland, OR., are creating this piece for the Shine Mural Festival that features Florida sea creatures with a grant from NOAA. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
Muralists Blaine Fontana and Jeremy Nichols, both of Portland, OR., are creating this piece for the Shine Mural Festival that features Florida sea creatures with a grant from NOAA. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Oct. 23


Murals are taking shape throughout St. Petersburg as the Shine Mural Festival continues. Guide yourself using the free PixelStix app for facts about the murals. Take a bike tour offered by Florida Craft Art and Coast Bikes on Saturday and roll up on walls by Princess Smith and Paola Delfin. The adventurous might enjoy the Body Electric’s Be Shiny Scavenger Hunt, also Saturday, that culminates in the Shine Grand Finale Party, a festival with an Indie Flea market, a panel on conservation with the Pangeaseed Foundation, art cars in Carmada and the reveal of the Inside Out Project, which features up to 200 portraits of community members. Find a complete listing of events and a mural map at or Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails (1111 Central Ave.) and next door at Baum Ave Market.


Halloween is a creative time of year and the proof’s in this weekend’s Spookfest at Pinellas Art Villages, brimming with scary work. Grab the kids and dogs and get in costume for a contest. See what edgy artists have come up with at COVE’s “Covaween 3.” Check out the gallery show at Pompei Monster Factory and take a ride through the Terror Tent. The piece de resistance comes from husband and wife Vince Pompei and Melissa Schultz, who engineered the mechanics of the motorized ride, made characters by hand and painted the artwork. Move through four tents full of creepy dolls, rattling cages, moving books, thrills and a kissing booth with a creepy clown. It’s $8 to ride from 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Spookfest is free. 4-10 p.m. Saturday. 5663 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park.

Pompei Monster Factory's Terror Tent has been updated with more terrifying creations. The ride will operate on Friday and Saturday. [Courtesy of Melissa Schultz]


Anyone who has ever been yelled at for getting too close to art at a museum will appreciate the “Please, Touch the Art” exhibition at Syd Entel Galleries. The focus is on texture, told through three artists’ work. Lonnie Hopkins plays with surfaces in layered jewelry, full of patterns and rugged druzy quartz or smooth moonstone. Maya Eventov builds layers of paint on her canvases so high they teeter on sculpture. And Andrew Mavin of Axiom Glass builds solid, bumpy thorn vessels that challenge the laws of physics. Free. 9:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. (813) 725-1808.

This sculpture by Andrew Madvin of Axiom Glass is part of the "Please, Touch the Art " exhibition at Safety Harbor's Syd Entel Galleries. [Courtesy of Syd Entel Galleries]


  1. Matthew Wicks' "Crosshairs" is part of the exhibition "X: A Decade of Tempus Projects," which will hold its opening reception in Tampa on Dec. 14. [Courtesy of Tempus Projects]
    Tampa’s Clayton Galleries also hosts a farewell sale, while a new gallery comes to St. Petersbug.
  2. Blown glass jewelry by artist Harold Cooney will be available during Zen Glass' holiday show and sale in St. Petersburg on Dec. 7. [Courtesy of Zen Glass]
    Zen Glass also holds its holiday show and party this weekend.
  3. Glenn Woods, 62, shapes a decorative bottle made with a blend of porcelain clays at Palm Harbor's Pottery Boys Clay Studios. Woods and his partner, Keith Herbrand, 56, have created dozens of pieces for the Tampa Bay Tour de Clay this weekend. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  TImes]
    Plus, Dunedin Fine Art Center is having a pottery sale.
  4. Art by Mele's resin sculptures and home decor are available at the Florida CraftArt Holiday Boutique in St. Petersburg starting Nov. 30. [Courtesy of Florida CraftArt]
    Enjoy loads of local art as well as discounts and activities.
  5. Amber Parker sells her Loudmouth Lip Attire during the Tampa Indie Flea in 2018. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times (2018)]
    More than 250 local companies assemble for Shopapalooza in St. Pete, Indie Flea pops up at Black Crow Coffee, Oxford Exchange’s gift bazaar and a shop hop in Seminole Heights.
  6. The store at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times]
    Sunday is Museum Store Sunday, with discounts on everything from ornaments to local art to high-end jewelry to handbags.
  7. Garry Winogrand's "Laughing Woman with Ice Cream Cone",1968, on loan from the Kemper Museum in San Francisco. © The Estate of  Garry Winogrand. [Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco]
    “Controversial” is just one adjective applied to these black-and-white photographs at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
  8. The Holiday Open House at Syd Entel Galleries in Safety Harbor will feature Estella Fransbergen's glittering gold clay torso with a skirt of crystals on Nov. 23. [Courtesy of Syd Entel Galleries]
    Plus, a fire sale at the store inside USF CAM and a Trans Fashion Expo.
  9. Joan Miro's painting "Peinture" is on display in the "Midnight in Paris" exhibition at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of the Centre Pompidou, Paris]
    Plus, ‘Icons in Transformation’ by an acclaimed international artist and an announcement from the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.
  10. A mermaid attraction at the Shine mural festival finale is an example of what to expect at Fairgrounds, an immersive art attraction coming to The Factory St. Pete. [Courtesy of Liz Dimmitt]
    Two art compounds include hands-on ways to appreciate art, plus breweries that encourage visitors to make a day of it.