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What's happening in art this weekend: Shine Mural Festival, Second Saturday Art Walk

MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times The Shine festival began last weekend, including the “You Are Beautiful” community mural open to everyone at Oktane Media, 2732 Sixth Ave. S.
Published Oct. 10, 2018

By Maggie Duffy

Times Staff Writer

Art Explosion: St. Pete

Thanks to the Shine Mural Festival and Second Saturday Art Walk coinciding, St. Petersburg is overflowing with art events this weekend. Here's a rundown.

Catch a big Shine event Friday at Station House. Reveal: St. Pete Streets uses the many levels of the venue for multiple art exhibits including Shine artists, a fashion installation, live music, popup shops with wearables and a panel discussion on the history of street art. Free. 5 p.m. to midnight. 260 First Ave. S.

Also Friday is Secret Walls, a popular illustration battle that pits two teams of artists against each other to make improvised, collaborative, black and white murals within 90 minutes. Free if you RSVP at, $10 at the door. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N.

A great way to see all the freshly painted murals is a guided bike tour, arranged through Florida CraftArt. Ride your own bike for $5 or use a Coast Bike Share ride for $25. Tours at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.

You've seen their large scale work, but view the muralists' smaller art at the Shine Mural Festival Finale Exhibition at the Morean Arts Center. The show also features work from local favorites including Bask, Chad Mize and Palehorse. Remains on display through Oct. 27. 5-9 p.m. Saturday. 719 Central Ave. Free.

An exhibit at the ArtsXchange on Saturday is likely to be powerful. El Sueno Americano is Tom Kiefer's photographic exhibition that depicts the items undocumented migrants take on their journeys across the border. Reception from 5-9 p.m. Remains on display through Nov. 5. $10, members free.

Also Saturday at ArtsXchange, a group show at Soft Water Studios features work by Bekky Beukes, Melanie Posner, as well as the Vitale Bros. and sculptor Mark Aeling. Sinuousity explores the human form in a variety of media. Reception from 5-9 p.m. 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg.

For more information on both Shine and Second Saturday Art Walk, visit

Tried and True: Hyde Park Village Art Fair

Hyde Park Village brings a fall art fair for the 29th year in a row. The large, juried show features paintings, photography, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry from more than 100 artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1509 W Swann Ave., Tampa.


  1. Jamie Randall and Mark Clarson have collaborated to make decanters based on extinct birds. Courtesy of Alec Miller Arts
    There’s ‘Sweater Weather’ at Mize and a lecture at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, too.
  2. “'The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and Other Stories as Told by Jennifer Angus" installation, which is composed of 5,000 dried exotic insects, is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg through Jan. 5, 2020. SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Jennifer Angus’ installation, ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant,’ is her largest to date.
  3. An electrical box is seen directly across the street from John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg on Oct. 31. A mural by Shine mural festival artist iBoms was removed after parents' complaints. CHRIS URSO  |  Times
    The edgy work by Jabari Reed, a.k.a. iBoms, was installed near John Hopkins Middle School.
  4. Leslie Peebles is the featured artist at Dunedin's Art Harvest on Saturday and Sunday. Courtesy of the Junior League Clearwater-Dunedin
    Plus, Babette Herschberger’s deceptively simple surface studies bring color to the Leslie Curran Gallery in St. Petersburg.
  5. A cyclist heads east on the Pinellas Trail in St. Petersburg on Monday. With a grant from NOAA, mural artists Blaine Fontana and Jeremy Nichols, both of Portland, Ore., are creating a mural for the Shine Mural Festival on the exterior of Bama Sea Products that features Florida sea creatures. SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The St. Petersburg mural festival ends with a daytime party on Saturday.
  6. Work continues on the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, seen here in August 2019. The museum was scheduled to open in December, but now the date has been pushed back again to early spring of 2020.
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  7. 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
    Plus, you can take a ride through the Terror Tent at the Pinellas Art Villages’ Spookfest.
  8. Art collector Stanton Storer talks about "Unbound," the exhibit of his art collection at the University of Tampa's Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. LUIS SANTANA  |  Times
    A new exhibition at the University of Tampa includes works from his extensive collection of renowned artists and locals.
  9. Chad Mize, left, and Jay Hoff in front of the "Pride and Love" mural they completed with LGBTQ youth this month as part of St. Petersburg mural fest Shine. Courtesy of Annie West Ellzey
    Shine is loaded with a wide range of events this year, including a street party at the Morean Arts Center.
  10. The new show called the Bourne Stuntacular will debut at Universal Studios Florida in the spring of 2020, the theme park has announced. AP (2015)
    The new show called the Bourne Stuntacular will debut at the Orlando theme park.