2019 ARTIST LINEUP

Year Five

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is proud to announce our mural artists for this year’s SHINE Mural Festival; five international, four national, and 21 local artists, including 9 wall artists, 12 Corner Canvas murals, and one bus in partnership with Carmada. 

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Low Bros (Germany) – @low_bros IG

Shok-1 (England) – @SHOK_1

Taj Tenfold (Jamaica) – @tajfrancis

George Rose (Australia) – @george_rose

Paola Delfin (Mexico) – @paola_delfin

Drew Merritt (Los Angeles) – @drewmerritt

Morning Breath (New York City) – @morningbreathinc

Taylor White (Raleigh) – @taylurk

PALEHORSE (St. Petersburg) – @palehorse

Jimmy Breen & Anthony Freese (St. Petersburg) @jimmybreen / @anthonyfreese

Princess Smith (Tampa) – @psmithart IG

Leo Gomez (St. Petersburg) – @leogomezstudio

Reda3sb (St. Petersburg) – @reda3sb

David Charlton – @tophatdave

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PangeaSeed Foundation, Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans

Blaine Fontana with Plastic Birdie (Portland) – @blainefontana / @plasticbirdie

In partnership with PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, Portland based visual artist Blaine Fontana brings his signature imagery to St. Petersburg. Inspired by divine religious myths, worldly folklore and current social dynamics, Fontana’s work has been featured in Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz and exhibited worldwide. Fontana will tackle his massive wall with fellow Portland artist Plastic Birdie (Jeremy Nichols). Their mural will creatively highlight St. Petersburg’s successful fisheries management system in the first mural project nationwide funded by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

Vitale Bros (St. Petersburg) – @vitalebros

In partnership with PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, St. Petersburg based artists Vitale Brothers, will bring their versatile style to a unique location. Highlighting the importance of preserving a diverse marine eco-system, this ground mural by Vitale’s, longstanding trailblazers in the local art scene, will be completed at the Northshore Pier. 

SHINE MURAL FESTIVAL BRIGHT SPOTS: Community Projects to Inspire & Engage

Come Out St. Pete Mural- Jay Hoff/Chad Mize

Shining Bright in the Grand Central District, St. Petersburg artist Jay Hoff will work with LGBTQ+ youth to produce a community mural. As we celebrate COME OUT ST PETE in October, Jay and his team will create a large-scale mural that celebrates diversity in our community. Jay’s fine art is created using LEGO® toy building bricks, and the community mural will be inspired by this fun medium.

Boys & Girls Club at Royal Theater- Brian McAlister

Shining Bright in the Deuces Live District, SHINE will partner with the Boys & Girls Club at the Royal Theater to produce a mural on a wall of the historic Quonset hut. Designed in collaboration with the surrounding community, artist Brian McAlister and students from the Gibbs High Mural Club will paint alongside participants of the Boys & Girls Club program. 

Built in 1948 to serve as one of the only movie theaters for African Americans, the historic Royal Theater still operates as a social and cultural landmark on the Deuces.

SHINE MURAL FESTIVAL EVENTS

SHINE Year Five will include a full calendar of public events designed to further educate, engage and celebrate street art culture. A collection of popular St. Petersburg establishments including Station House, Morean Arts Center, Intermezzo, Green Bench Brewing, and Body Electric will host an exciting lineup of SHINE events. The SHINE Mural Festival: Finale Event will be a daytime, outdoor community event celebrating the culmination of the weeklong festival. The Finale Event will focus on diversity through art by bringing to St. Petersburg the internationally

renowned Inside Out Project. The finale will also highlight environmental conservation, with a new mural as part of The PangeaSeed Sea Walls project located adjacent the finale. These two massive installations will anchor a day of art, live music, vendors, food, and more.

INSIDE OUT: ST PETE: SHINE FINALE 

Inside Out St. Petersburg aims to showcase and celebrate the creative, vibrant and diverse spirit that lives in the hearts of our citizens, deepens our cultural perspectives and unites our extraordinary community. Inside Out St. Pete will feature up to 200 portraits covering a massive building in South St. Pete. These portraits will be representative of our richly diverse community, inclusive of gender, age, class, race, religion, ability, and occupation. As part of the Shine Mural Festival, Inside Out also helps to highlight another medium of street art by using wheat pasting to apply the portraits. This impermanent method is one of the oldest forms of “guerilla-style” street art and, in conjunction with the black and white portraits, will bring a world-class, must-see installation to St. Petersburg.

SHINE 2019 is presented by The NRP Group with support from founding sponsor City of St. Petersburg Office of Cultural Affairs, Visit St.Pete/Clearwater, Great Bay Distributors, Bank OZK, National Oceanic & Atmosphere Association (NOAA), Wax & Hive, and the Courtyard Marriott, to date.