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SHINE ON St Pete!

Written by Jennifer Schultz

Published on 10.13.2022


This month’s Arts & Culture feature spotlights the annual SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival held every October! The festival runs from October 14-23 in St. Petersburg, FL. This is the 8th year for the festival which brings in mural artists from all over the world and features local mural artists as well. There will be 18 new mural installations slated for the official festival and other local muralists will be painting our city as well!

It’s a great month to support the mural artist community – which was the driving force behind an artistic and cultural renaissance of our beloved city and spurned a new generation of art lovers. This festival gives artists 100% freedom on mural design – so they can showcase their originality, ingenuity, and artistic style. Many murals you may see in the city are commissioned by building owners and the art on those murals are decided upon by the owner, working in conjunction with the artist, whereas this festival gives mural artists full creative expressions for their own art!

SHINE is produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and is responsible for more than 100 murals throughout downtown and the surrounding arts districts since 2015. Follow SHINE on Facebook & Instagram.

Did you know you can take an audio tour of our murals? A local tech guru, Matthew Walker, created an app called Pixelstix (free) which has audio tours, maps and descriptions of each mural! It walks you through the details on the mural, tells you about the artists, and has other cool facts! You can take your bike out, walk along the most populated mural areas, or drive throughout St. Pete and not only view the art, but learn about the art, artist, and it’s inspiration! You can search by artist – i.e. Derek Donnelly or Alyssa Maria or by area! Each mural has a Pixelstix tag on it where you point your phone at it and will then narrate the mural story! I LOVE THIS APP!

Shine Events

SHINE EVENTS:

FRI, OCT 14 AT 7 PM

THE FEMALE GAZE

MIZE Gallery – MIZE Gallery

SAT, OCT 15 AT 10 AM

CARMADA ’22: Street Carnival

CARMADA – 4300 11th Ave S

SAT, OCT 15 AT 5 PM

Morean Arts Center Reception

SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival – 719 Central Ave

TUE, OCT 18 AT 7 PM

Sketch Night w/ Sketchbook Project

SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival – 2025 3rd Ave S

THU, OCT 20 AT 7 PM

It’s an Art, Not a Science: Collecting Great Art

SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival – Bayboro Brewing

SAT, OCT 22 AT 8 PM

SHINE Grand Finale 2022

SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival – 2025 3rd Ave S

⁣Support the arts during SHINE and meet the artists! Hope to see you during SHINE!

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