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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.
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, 2019

SHINE ON: MURALS AND MORE

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 shinemuralfest.com or Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails (1111 Central Ave.) and next door at Baum Ave Market.

HAUNTED ART WALK: SPOOKFEST

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. facebook.com.

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

TACTILE: PLEASE, TOUCH THE ART

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. sydentelgalleries.com.

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