Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Outdoor Murals in St. Petersburg Florida (April 2014 update)

Outdoor Muraals of Saint Petersburg, Florida. (April 2014 update).

1.- 400 blk of Central Avenue (south side) Six planters have varying bicycle riders of different species on them. By Sebastian Coolidge, 2013.

2.- 500 blk of Central Avenue in the North alley, Sebastian Coolidge.

3.- 500 blk of 1st Ave N. on the new St. Pete Brewing Company (not open yet) Mural incluiding a Banyan treeand the historical Benoist Airboat. Derek Donnelly, November 2013.

4.- 620 1st Ave. South, East Wall or Studio 620. A split mural, top wedge by Stephen Palladino, bottom wedge by Hunter Payne.

5.- *New* 648 Central Ave, East wall of Foolish Pride Tattoos, Mural by Bask, 2014. Smaller mural by Bask on dumpster enclosure on same property.

6.- "Mural Alley", North alley of 600 block of Central Ave. Starting at the East, (6th st), a community commemorative memorial for William "Woo" Correira, a 600 blk artist that died suddenly in December 2012. Just behind that, on a small block building, a piece by Dan Lasata. A flower and bird mural by Christian Thomas is just beyond that (recently buffed over). *New* A "collaboration" (really two separate murals) by Bask ans Pale Horse, 2014. Frida Kahlo portrait by Jennifer Kosharek, 2013. *New* Behind #627 was a face by Justin Wagher (later a rat, currently buffed). By the back entrance of the Crislip Arcade, is a kidstyle mural by Jennifer Kosharek (her first), 2013. On a small covered windowby the iron gate is "Only a Paper Moon, by Rebekah Eugenia Lazaridis. Near door #649, another colorful mural by Jennifer Kosharek, 2013. The animated space mural is by Jared Hernandez. *New* At #653 behind Blue Lucy is "Twiggy", by BL owner Chad Mize, 2014. Behind State Theater, large mural by Pale Horse and Tes One, produced by Vitale Brothers, 2013.

7.- At 1st Avenue North and 7th St. there is a mural by Dollah and Tes One.

8.- Across 1st Ave N. at the Adiva Boutique, is a stylish black and white mural by Rasta Geary Taylor.

9.- *New* On the East wall of the Fork and Cork Cafe, Morean Art Center, there is a text mural: "You Are My Sunshine", that fits perfectly with St Pete's history. By J&S signs.

10 *New* 685 Central Avenue Mural by Jared Hernandez (already buffed).

11,- Central Avenue and 8th ST, West side of Morean Art Center, Mural by Acud Akut, 2014.

[This ends the bike/walking tour]

12.- At Freshly Squeezed (an urban clothing store) at 900 First Avenue N, a mural by Sebastian Coolidge.

13.- West side of The Bends bar, full-length wall mural by Sebastian Coolidge, 2012.

14.- *New* 1100 block of Central Ave. West of RIcky P's Bistro is a small, 2 story building with no address on it. A narrative mural by Sebastian Coolidge starts on the N side (Baum Ave} and continues onto the West side through to the S.. Side. By Sebastian Coolidge 2014.

15.- Central Ave and 13th St. S. On the West wall of of the Gas Plant Arcade, 1246 Central Ave, are portraits of adopted dogs done by the non profit "Murals for Mutts". Started 2012.

16.- On 17th St N. Just North of of 1st Aveat the rear of One of One Customs, a mural on a garage visible from 17th St. by Rasta Gary Taylor and Jared Hernandez. Continue North one more block to see the next mural...

17.- Tropical Breeze Apartments 17th St and 2nd Ave. N. On the West wall is a lush, earthtone mural of a woman with strands of hair that turn into branches. Mural by Jared Hernandez (Thirst), an excellent example of matching a mural to a residential area.

18.- Central Ave. and 17th St, S. On the S. side of Central Ave., there is a wall-length mural of an outdoor baseball game. By Oliver Farrell of Dunham NY 2012.

19.- *New* At 22nd St S, and 3rd Ave S is a block long marine mural by Vitale Brothers 2014.

20.- Fifth Ave S. and 24th St. Head South for two blocks and on the left, at the corner of Emerson Avenue there is a large wall with Murals by Acud Akut and Center One. Now take Terminal Drive S. heading West, which becomes Fairfield Ave.

21.- 2621 Fairfield Avenue, several murals on the walls of a small building that is one of Saint Pete's Hotspots for Music and Visual Art: The Venture Compound. From 2012 to 2013.

22.- 600 27th St. South On the East Side of Zen Glass Studios, there are murals by Tes One and Bask. 2012.

23.- 804 34th St. N. (US 19) east side of street. On the South Wall of Locksmith Security Lock and Key is a colorful mural titled "Historic Kenwood" by Curtis Sneary of St Petersburg, showing bungalow houses and other buildings of the historic Kenwood neighborhood.

24.- *New* At AA Glass Service, 2920 MLK St. N., North side, in the alley (not visible from MLK) Go in the alley behind the Sunset Grill. It is  a colorful mural with a collage of figures from palm trees to a UFO. By Christian Thomas, March 2014.

The above list represents 37 murals.

This is from Art Taco correspondent and friend Malcom Johnson, from his booklet of the same title.

--- Malcom Johnson

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