Blue Abstract Wall – artist unknown. We all know the area of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida for its amazing beaches. St. Pete is also well known for its art and culture. This beautiful city is home of the Dali Museum, which by the way I’ve never visited, mostly because I’ve been waiting for my daughter to grow up a bit so she can go to “grown-up” museums. But did you know this area has also exploded with the most incredible murals? Although we did this tour in about 2 hours, including kids complaining in the car that they were bored! LOL! I recommend to stay the weekend and take some time to explore. You will find plenty of more murals to see and much more to do! There are over 30 murals just within the Central Arts District. I listed the artists on most of them except for the blue abstract wall. I couldn’t find the name, but if you know who it is, please let me know and I’ll give them proper credit.
This is one of my favorites. I call it Hypnotic Eye.
Artist: Hoxxoh Location: Central Arts District 2130 Central Ave
These four murals are all across from each other on 628 1st Ave N. Moroccan Door Artist: Ungala
My ultimate favorite is Space Rainbows on The Prescription Shop Location: Central Arts District 628 1st Ave N. Artist: Ricky Watts
Twiggy by Chad Mize Location: Central Arts District 628 1st Ave N.
Red Shark by Shark Toof Location: Central Arts District 628 1st Ave N.
Ego and Identity by Michael Reeder Location: 1701 Central Ave
I call this mural The Snake – It’s on the State Theatre on 687 Central Avenue North Artists: Tes One & Pale Horse
We as a society have come a long way from viewing public art as vandalism to embracing it as an expression of a city’s identity. I’m glad I’ve been here to see the transformation. Use this guide of my favorite St. Pete murals as a starting point to explore this amazing city. Let me know what else you discovered and don’t forget to live the cake life!