SHINE Mural Festival is quite unlike anything else in the Sunshine City. For nearly a decade this public art-focused event brings artists from across the globe to the ‘Burg to paint gorgeous murals on buildings all over downtown. Murals have also been painted at intersections in downtown St. Pete, and on the North Shore Park Pier by local artist Cecilia Lueza.
The pandemic has caused certain major events to postpone and/or cancel entirely. The Firestone Grand Prix is set to take place in St. Pete this October after canceling its spring event downtown. SHINE has just revealed that it will take place November 7-14.
Mural by Morning Breath Inc. at 250 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N.
Last year’s event took place in October. Over the course of the week there were street festivals, bike tours, scavenger hunts, and a full finale celebration at the future Factory St. Pete. That finale included an indie market, a Mermaid Show courtesy of Fairgrounds, live music from bands like Dea & Saint, and the completion of the massive Pangea Seed Mural.
It’s hard to tell what the event will look like in the next several months, but whether small or large scale, SHINE is a huge benefit to this city, and we are all for more murals in St. Pete.
Mural by Cecilia Lueza at North Shore Park
Keep up with all the SHINE news by following the festival on Facebook, Instagram. Want to see all the murals form past events? The St. Pete Arts Alliance has created a virtual tour for you to enjoy from the safety of home.
A lineup of artists and events is still TBA.