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Tampa’s Crab Devil seeks muralists for upcoming The Peninsularium

The deadline for proposals of Florida- and Tampa-themed murals is Sept. 15.
A rendering of art collective Crab Devil's The Peninsularium in Tampa. Crab Devil is looking for muralists to adorn the shipping containers that will house the upcoming arts attraction.
A rendering of art collective Crab Devil's The Peninsularium in Tampa. Crab Devil is looking for muralists to adorn the shipping containers that will house the upcoming arts attraction. [ Courtesy of BNDR LLC ]
Published Aug. 18

The Peninsularium, a new Tampa arts attraction, is on the horizon and the art collective behind it is looking for muralists to adorn the shipping containers that will house it.

Crab Devil is accepting proposals of murals that “explore the diverse and unique nature of Florida and the Tampa Bay region,” according to a press release. Requests for proposals must be submitted via email to submissions@crabdevil.com. The deadline is Sept. 15.

Located in the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area in Ybor Heights, The Peninsularium is a Florida-themed immersive arts attraction “imagined as an all-ages cabinet of curiosities ripe with kitsch.” Visit crabdevil.com/peninsularium for more information.

Individual artists and multi-artist teams and collectives are eligible to apply. Non-local artists are also eligible but will be responsible for their travel and lodging needs. Artists may submit proposals for multiple sites or dimensions to create an extended or continuous design.

Designs must be appropriate for public space, contribute to the neighborhood’s vibrancy and reflect Florida’s diverse culture, with a consideration of inclusion. They can feature historical or fabricated themes or explore Florida’s environmental and political climate.

“We are looking for muralists to transform and enhance the repurposed shipping containers and explore different aspects of Florida’s curious existence,” said Tracy Midulla, creative liaison of Crab Devil and founder and director of Tempus Projects. “Artists are free to become inspired by everything from flora and fauna, social and cultural issues, or the magic, love, and myths that make up the infamous peninsula.”

For more information on the request for proposals, visit crabdevil.com/opportunities.

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