Vitale Bros create new mural in St. Pete for Shepard Fairey’s national Power to the Patients campaign

blue and red mural with a raised fist at the center

The Vitale Bros have joined Shepard Fairey in a national Power to the Patients campaign with a goal to combat the hidden prices of healthcare.

The prolific Vitale Bros have just finished a brand new mural behind the Morean Arts Center at 719 Central Avenue. This new mural reads “Prices are a Patient’s Right” at the very top. A defiant fist in the center of a large red circle is raised at the design’s center.

Combatting the hidden costs of healthcare

Following a recently mandated rule at the start of 2021, hospitals must provide clear and upfront pricing information about the items and services provided. This campaign strives to raise awareness that prices are a patient’s right prior to receiving care. To launch the campaign, activist and Academy-Award winning actress Susan Sarandon, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo, and activist and renowned artist Shepard Fairey will participate as ambassadors and introduce a series of public service announcements.

Additional ambassadors for the campaign include photographer Martin Schoeller, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet and artists Tats Cru, ARTXIV, JEKS ONE, and Pamela Bliss.

National mural project

As part of this campaign, “Power to the Patients,” has started a mural project across the U.S. spreading awareness of the campaign through the power of art created by Fairey. Public murals have been completed in cities across the country including Nashville, TN, Orlando, FL, New York, NY, Indianapolis, IN, Greensboro, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA, Detroit, MI, Clarksdale, MS and Albuquerque, NM with additional murals slated to begin nationwide including Portland, OR, Dallas, TX and Denver, CO.

You can learn more on the Power to the Patients website.

Written by Andrew Harlan

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