Celebrated and prolific artist, educator, designer and curator Chad Mize will create a massive mural at Disney World this summer. Mize joins a selection of elite artists set to leave their mark on the happiest place on Earth. The Disney Springs Art Walk will feature both local artists and artists from around the globe to create murals that will fill the walls with color, emotion and the spirit of their cultures. Guests will have a chance to see their work up close and experience the individual style and voice of each artist.
You can see Mize working diligently in his studio and gallery, Mize Gallery, in Historic Uptown, right next door to his fiancé’s cafe Uptown Eats. In June, Mize Gallery will host a new exhibit, Say Gay, in recognition of Pride Month in the ‘Burg. The most recent exhibit, Stay in Shape, opens to the public on Friday, May 20, and features a huge array of local artists. You can see all the upcoming exhibits online.
Chad Mize to make art at Disney World
Mize’s murals have evolved into signature icons of the Sunshine City. His Twiggy Mural has captivated residents and visitors for the better part of a decade. Mr. Sun remains a foundational work on the 600 Block of Central Avenue. His work branches beyond walls, too. Mize’s art has been incorporated by the Tampa Bay Rays, St. Pete Pride, and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. His version of Mr. Sun will soon adorn the new Sunrunner Bus carrying passengers from downtown St. Pete to the Beach.
You’d be hard-pressed to miss his ubiquitous “Paris. London. Tokyo. St. Pete” t-shirts, and bandannas, the proverbial Sunshine City Jersey. We’re excited to see what art this St. Pete muralist brings to the well-trafficked and globally beloved Walt Disney World in Orlando.
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