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St. Petersburg’s Shine Mural Festival to feature all Florida artists

The festival returns with a lineup focused on local and state creators.

St. Petersburg is about to get even more colorful when the Shine Mural Festival returns Nov. 7-14. It will be smaller than past years, but in a new format called Sea Walls: St. Petersburg that for the first time features a lineup of all Florida artists.

The festival's poster features artwork by Bask, who is one of the participating artists. [ Courtesy of Shine Mural Festival ]
Related: St. Petersburg Mural Festival announces 2020 dates.

The festival is in 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.

Each mural will highlight concerns in local waters, including sea level rise, plastic pollution and algae blooms.

Shine organizer Jenee Priebe told the Times in August that the decision to use an all-Florida artist lineup was to create opportunities for more local artists.

Also new this year is the addition of more community murals.

Here is the artist lineup:

Alex Yanes (Miami)

Bask (St. Petersburg)

Elle LeBlanc (St. Petersburg)

iBoms (Jabari Reed, St. Petersburg)

Kenny Coil with Marc Berenguer (St. Petersburg)

Lili Yuan (Jacksonville)

Mason Schwacke (St. Petersburg)

Nneka Jones with Bianca Burrows (Tampa)

Tatiana Suarez (Miami)

Brian Butler (Miami)

Community Murals:

Brain Storm (St. Petersburg), partnering with the St. Pete Youth Farm to create a mural focused on diversity and inclusion in STEM professions.

The Happy Mural Project (St. Petersburg): The Hands for Change mural brings the community in to paint a “color-by-number” sunflower wall.

#OneShareOne Pair: Supporting Vision Through Art: The Glazer Vision Foundation will provide an eye exam and a free pair of glasses to children in need every time someone shares a picture of the sculpture of giant glasses with the hashtag #oneshareonepair.

The Shine Mural Festival is produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit