St. Pete's 2022 Shine Mural Festival

St. Pete's 2022 Shine Mural Festival kicks off this weekend!

St. Pete’s annual Shine Mural Festival is back in Tampa Bay for its eighth year of diverse specialty art viewings and creative events from October 14th-22nd.

The outdoor exhibition will bring 18 new murals, including three community Bright Spot murals and two painted vehicles, to art districts and surrounding neighborhoods of downtown St. Pete.

This year’s event features 13 local artists (like Jeff Williams, Chad Mize, Vitale Brothers, Egypt Hagan, Nneka Jones, and Ashley Cantero), four national artists, and four international artists from Miami (Baghead) to Germany (Mad C) to Spain (Marina Capdevila).

Nneka Jones, the Trinidadian Tampa-based mixed media artist, will paint a vehicle live outside during a Carmada Art Car event on October 15th. Jones is known for both large-scale mural work and small-scale textile work and embroidery that comments on social and environmental injustice.

Six of the local artists will be participating in a Bright Spot Community Project, an opportunity for artists to directly work with community members to create lasting art. Artists will work on these pieces throughout the week before unveiling them at the Shine grand finale.

One of this year’s projects, “Wild Ride,” which happens October 14th-18th, is a paint-by-numbers mural by St. Pete artist Alyssa Marie that’s open to community help. The project is in partnership with the Florida Wildlife Corridor, which is commissioning 50 murals across the state to raise awareness for its work in the environment.

Chad Mize, the playful and sometimes political St. Pete artist, and others will be repainting the concrete barricades that line Pinellas Trail for “We are St. Pete” Trail Community Project. This event takes place October 21st-22nd along the trail near 20th Street South.

The festival closes out with a finale on October 22nd at 8 pm. There will be custom installations, live paintings, screen printing, performances, and more! The event is free to attend – and there’ll be food trucks, beer, and wine to celebrate right.

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