St. Petersburg is home to a growing number of murals. There are maps online that help you find the murals but if you walk along Central Avenue and explore the streets and alleys close by, you will encounter most of them.
below: There’s a short alley behind the north side of Central Ave that is home to quite a few street art pieces. This is the view westward from 6th St. North (toward 7th St N)
below: This is the mural at the east end of the alley. This portrait among the fishes and mermaids was painted by Derek Donnelly
below: Colourful mural by kosharekart
below: Some paper pasteups that have seen better days
below: Circle patterns in a mural by Megan Kelly
below: Frida Kahlo
below: Another painting by kosharekart
below: Another Derek Donnelly fish. The lower portions were once a brighter orange but it`s faded over time (painted in 2014).
below: Boat on the water
below: Hearts, a bird, and a snail
below: Someone seems to disapprove of Mr. Cactus.
below: `Twiggy`by Brad Mize is at the rear of 648 Central Ave.
“Life is Magical When You Look” with a black cat sitting on the moon nose to nose with a dragonfly in a mural by Christy Faris
below: Brad Mize
s ‘Mr. Sunshine’ is now partially behind a fence. The sun is a copy of a 1940s design used to promote the city of St. Petersburg.
below: Fish in a birdcage
below: Adios! Let it go
below: Treat yo self, woof woof, by aurailieus
below: Mural for Caskey, a musician, or more specifically, for his song “Thank God I Made it” which was released about the same time that the mural was painted (May 2021). Artist: skycaptain
below: Shark mural by Shark Toof, a 2015 SHINE mural, on the east wall of the State Theater building.; It too is a little bit faded.
below: This the Hindu Goddess, Saraswati, who symbolizing knowledge, learning and wisdom was well as, music, art, and speech. She was painted by Palehorse Design. Follow the link to learn more about the mural.
below: “Space Rainbows” by Ricky Watts
Many of these murals are the product of
SHINE Mural Festivals. Follow the link for more information about these festivals.
All photos were taken in mid-April, 2022