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SHINE Mural Festival kicks off this weekend with incredible lineup

SHINE Mural Festival kicks off this weekend with incredible lineup

A mural in St. Petersburg
Photo via St. Petersburg Arts Alliance

One of St. Pete’s most colorful and beloved festivals is back for its 9th year this October, as the Annual SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival kicks off on Friday, October 13. This year’s festivities will bring nearly two weeks of artistic celebration and discovery, as 14 celebrated artists descend on the Sunshine City to create stunning murals.

The collective of muralists is made up of international, national, and local artists, each of whom will be painting a mural somewhere around St. Pete during the 11-day SHINE Festival. Additionally, there will be a pair of “Bright Spot Community Projects” where local artists will lead teams of volunteers in painting street murals and creating community artwork. More information on artists and community projects below.


As we await the beginning of SHINE, news will come soon on events surrounding the festival, as well as specific locations where the artists will be creating the new murals. Learn more and get updates through the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

Bright Spot Community Projects:

“Girl Power” with The Happy Mural Project and Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

A color by number mural hosted by Alyssa Marie of The Happy Mural Project and completed by Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, designed to inspire and empower girls and young women through art

Chenlin Cai and The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

The James Museum partners with Chenlin Cai to create a mural that is an extension of The James Museum’s special Exhibition From Far East to West: The Chinese American Frontier to highlight the resiliency and self-determination of Chinese Americans who helped build the American West. Cai’s work explores the dichotomy between the two cultures he inhabits, and this project speaks to identity and community and how the past can impact the present. 



International Artists:

  • Andrea Wan, Canada
  • Dave Bonzai, England
  • Bryan Beyung, Canada
  • Loretta Lizzio, Australia

National Artists:

  • Bunnie Reiss, California
  • Hannah Eddy, Nevada
  • Hoxxoh, Miami
  • Max Sansing, Chicago

Local Artists:

  • Artist Jones, Tampa
  • Chris Dyer, St. Petersburg
  • Fabstraq, Tampa
  • Michael Vasquez, St. Petersburg
  • Rhys Meatyard, St. Petersburg
  • Sarah Shephard, St. Petersburg

The annual SHINE Mural Festival, produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is supported by its first two-year Title Sponsor, REFLECTION; a partnership that will culminate with a four-story mural on the façade of the luxury condo building for SHINE’s 10-year milestone in 2024. With support from the City of St. Petersburg, SHINE Year 9 is sponsored in part by the State of Florida Division of Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, PODS Moving & Storage, Great Bay Distributors.


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