The street art in St Petersburg, Florida is amazing! There are all kinds of styles and colors done by artists from all over the world.

Street Art In St Petersburg

When we visited St. Petersburg, Florida to see a friend, we had no idea there was going to be so much street art in the city. On our way to dinner alone, we saw so many St. Pete murals that we felt like our heads were on a swivel. It turns out the city has had a growing urban art scene for years.

Quick History Of Street Art In St Petersburg

The street art in St. Petersburg wasn’t always appreciated, though. It was often still considered graffiti and/or illegal. So what helped to change these negative views and to bring the city into the national artistic spotlight? SHINE – The St. Petersburg Mural Festival. In 2015, the festival brought local and international muralists together to transform building walls into canvases. Now, after many successful years, the city has well over 40 pieces.

Our Favorite St Pete Murals

We say at least 40 because that’s how many photos we took as our friend played tour guide and took us around to see and photograph the St. Pete murals. We were excited when we saw pieces from artists that we’d seen in other cities like Miami, Detroit, and nearby Gainesville. When we travel we are always on the look out for street art, so the fact that we’re recognizing artists by their styles makes us pretty happy. 🙂

We also really liked how much of the street art in St. Petersburg was done by local artists. Yes, it’s awesome that St. Pete is now known internationally by street artists. However, there’s a certain pride that you can feel from the murals done by local artists. One artist in particular, Derek Donnelly, has paintings all over the city and even coordinates walking tours to showcase the city’s murals.

Below are a few of our favorite St. Pete murals…

street art in St Petersburg FL with the word St Pete
St. Pete by Derek Donnelly
Time to Think mural by Derek Donnelly and Sebastian Coolidge in St Petersburg
Time to Think by Derek Donnelly and Sebastian Coolidge
365,000,000 Things To Do mural by Derek Donnelly
365,000,000 Things To Do by Derek Donnelly
Frida Kahlo mural by Jennifer Kosharek
Frida Kahlo by Jennifer Kosharek
Space Rainbows mural by Ricky Watts
Space Rainbows by Ricky Watts
On the Road mural by Caratoes
On the Road by Caratoes
mural By Shark Toof in St Petersburg
By Shark Toof
St Pete mural By Denial
By Denial
Snake Woman mural by Tes ONE and Pale Horse
Snake Woman by Tes ONE and Pale Horse
Girl with Doberman mural by Evoca1
Girl with Doberman by Evoca1
street art in St Petersburg by Arlin
By Arlin
St Petersburg mural by Dasic Fernandez
By Dasic Fernandez
Ella mural by Zulu Painter
Ella by Zulu Painter
St. Pete Mural by Man Made Murals and DeLaPlane Studios
St. Pete Mural by Man Made Murals and DeLaPlane Studios
Woo Tribute by Derek Donnelly, Sebastian Coolidge and various other street artists
Woo Tribute by Derek Donnelly, Sebastian Coolidge and various other street artists
You Are My Sunshine mural in St Pete by Jeffrey Sincich and Josh Stover
You Are My Sunshine by Jeffrey Sincich and Josh Stover

Final Thoughts On Street Art In St Petersburg

Needless to say, we plan on returning to St. Pete. The city is full of life and is literally popping with color. Have you been to St. Pete? Which mural was your favorite? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂

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The street art in St Petersburg, Florida is amazing! There are all kinds of styles and colors done by artists from all over the world.