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St. Petersburg’s Shine Mural Festival announces details for this year’s event

The annual tradition returns in October.
Mural artist Ricky Watts works on his design during the Shine Mural Festival in 2015. Watts will return to paint another mural during Shine, which will be Oct. 15-24, 2021.
Mural artist Ricky Watts works on his design during the Shine Mural Festival in 2015. Watts will return to paint another mural during Shine, which will be Oct. 15-24, 2021. [ SCOTT KEELER | Times | 2015 ]
Published Sep. 14
Updated Sep. 16

A colorful St. Petersburg tradition returns when the Shine Mural Festival brings local, national and international artists to adorn local walls Oct. 15-24.

Produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and originally funded with a seed grant from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Shine is now in its seventh year. Nineteen new murals will come to arts districts throughout the city.

Two international artists and seven national artists are on the roster: Case Maclaim (Germany), Gleo (Colombia), Greg Mike (Atlanta), Ricky Watts (San Francisco), Mwanel Pierre-Louis (Miami), Emily Ding (Houston), Bakpak Durden (Detroit), Woes Martin (Los Angeles) and Nicole Salgar (Miami).

Tampa Bay artists include Jenipher Chandley, Jared Wright, Jason Harvin, Miss Crit, Michael Fatutoa, Reid Jenkins and Aurailieus Artist.

Three community “bright spot” murals will be led by local artists. Tampa-based Jujmo will work with the youth of the Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation’s art club to create a weeklong mural-making workshop and give them hands-on experience.

St. Petersburg artist Leo Gomez will design Bayfront Health St. Pete’s Tribute to Health Care Heroes mural, with Bayfront health care workers helping him paint it.

Ya La’ford’s Love Line Project will include an illuminated neon sign featuring a phrase voted on by the public.

To see artist bios, the 2021 map of murals and full event details, visit stpeteartsalliance.org.