For all of the cancellations that COVID-19 has caused this year, one tradition returns with the Shine Mural Festival.The mural festival set to take place Nov. 7-14 is produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.The festival will be smaller than previous years, with just 10 mural walls rather than the usual 20. And this year, the artist lineup is entirely Florida artists.Jenee Priebe, who organizes the festival, said they chose Florida artists because of the impact COVID-19 had on the artist community.“We want to make sure we’re doing our part to create opportunities for local artists,” she said. She said they were making the lineup diverse, too.Another unique feature of this year’s festival is that it’s in complete collaboration with the PangeaSeed Foundation, a Hawaii-based organization dedicated to the conservation of the planet’s oceans with an approach of culture meeting environmentalism.Their Sea Walls public art project employs renowned contemporary artists to create murals that highlight environmental issues that are detrimental to the ocean. So this edition of Shine is called Sea Walls: St. Petersburg and every mural will highlight the top 10 concerns in local waters, including sea level rise, plastic pollution and algae blooms.This is the second time Shine has partnered with PangeaSeed. Last year, Shine was approached by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, which wanted to fund murals that raised environmental issues.The organization contacted PangeaSeed about its Sea Walls project and two murals were painted. Local artists the Vitale Brothers created one that dealt with the ocean’s ecosystem management. Portland’s Blaine Fontana with Plastic Birdie’s tackled overfishing.Priebe pointed out that St. Petersburg has the largest marine science community in the Southeast, so Sea Walls makes sense.“It’s a great fit for St. Pete because of how the water is an important part of life of here,” she said. And she said it’s a great way to include activism with art while reflecting what’s happening in the world.Details are still being tightened up about the artists and locations of the murals. Priebe said they are hoping to have a presence in the Innovation District and the Waterfront District.Unlike previous years, there won’t be a big party celebrating the festival. Instead there will be virtual events, a beach cleanup and a “Bright Spot” mural collaboration with local youth.But that’s fine with Priebe.“It’s important to get the art out this year,” she said. “People need something to look forward to. So we put the main focus on the walls and make sure the message comes across.”Visit facebook.com/shineonstpete for developing news.