The sunny streets of downtown St. Petersburg will once again be filled with new eye-catching mural displays as the SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival kicks off starting Oct. 15. The installation was delayed due to the rain forecast.
The festival, which has received global attention in recent years, brings together the creative endeavors of local, national and international artists who will create, in real time — large-scale works throughout the art districts and surrounding neighborhoods of St. Petersburg’s downtown.
This SHINE 2023 guidebook map outline of the various murals that will be on display at this year's event.
Returning for its ninth year, presented by REFLECTION St. Pete and hosted by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the festival will take place from Oct. 15-23, with 17 new murals being added to the city through featured artists and community project efforts. Shine Mural festival aims to celebrate the works of local artists and support the efforts of the city’s diverse art scene. By providing the necessary supplies, permissions and accommodations required to create the murals, SHINE equips its artists with full creative licensing and expression.
Besides watching the artists complete their murals, the festival will feature several other events, including a collaboration with St. Pete Artwalk and an exhibition at SPACE highlighting punk, metal, horror and sci-fi subcultures. Read more here for a complete guide to the festival and schedule of events.