Street Art In St. Petersburg, Florida

Street Art In St. Petersburg, Florida

The St. Pete street art scene is amazing, with murals literally around every corner! All kinds of styles and colors await visitors who can roam for hours while taking in the street art created by artists from all over the world.

 

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 murals that we felt like our heads were on a swivel. It turns out St. Petersburg has had a growing urban art scene for years.

 

The street art wasn’t always appreciated though, and 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 3 successful years, the city has well over 40 pieces.

 

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 street art. 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 many murals in St. Pete were done by local artists. Yes, it’s awesome that St. Pete is now known internationally by street artists, but 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 murals from our time exploring St. Pete…

 

St. Pete by Derek Donnelly

St. Pete by Derek Donnelly

 

Time to Think by Derek Donnelly and Sebastian Coolidge

Time to Think by Derek Donnelly and Sebastian Coolidge

 

365,000,000 Things To Do by Derek Donnelly

365,000,000 Things To Do by Derek Donnelly

 

Frida Kahlo by Jennifer Kosharek

Frida Kahlo by Jennifer Kosharek

 

Space Rainbows by Ricky Watts

Space Rainbows by Ricky Watts

 

On the Road by Caratoes

On the Road by Caratoes

 

Shark Toof by Shark Toof

By Shark Toof

 

St. Pete street art

By Denial

 

Snake Woman by Tes ONE and Pale Horse

Snake Woman by Tes ONE and Pale Horse

 

Girl with Doberman by Evoca1

Girl with Doberman by Evoca1

 

cat mural in St. Pete by Arlin

By Arlin

 

St. Pete street art by By Dasic Fernandez

By Dasic Fernandez

 

Ella 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 by Jeffrey Sincich and Josh Stover

You Are My Sunshine by Jeffrey Sincich and Josh Stover

 

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 St. Pete street art scene is amazing, with murals literally around every corner! All kinds of styles and colors await visitors who can roam for hours while taking in the street art created by artists from all over the world.

 

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