Tampa Bay Born Murals is a brand new video series from I Love the Burg and That’s So Tampa that is made possible by Neptune Flood Insurance CEO Trevor Burgess and his husband, Gary Hess, in partnership with Metro Inclusive Health. Just as the diverse palette of murals throughout the Bay highlight the colorful personality and history of the area, this series aims to shine a light on the artists who bring those works to life.
Artist Chad Mize is a prolific muralist here in the Sunshine City. His Twiggy Mural has captivated residents and visitors for the better part of a decade. His work branches beyond walls. Mize’s art has been incorporated by the Tampa Bay Rays, St. Pete Pride, and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. We are so ready to see Mr. Sun on the side of the new Sunrunner Bus.
Chad Mize also has his own gallery outside Historic Uptown. He has used the space to spotlight and assist emerging artists in the Tampa Bay region have his work seen. Mize is also a significant figure in the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival. Of course, you’ve already seen the artist’s “Paris, London, Tokyo, St. Pete” design — a ubiquitous design here in the ‘Burg.
Watch our full interview with the artist: