Last year’s Mural Festival (2015) was a big success, and I was fortunate to be able to post pictures of many of the artworks.
“Now a new season is underway.
To provide more opportunity, the committee decided not to re-invite artists from 2015. And, new this year, artists will receive stipends of about $1,000.
They will also be given supplies, meals and, if from out of town, hotel accommodations and transportation.”
On opening day a street mural was painted at a downtown intersection. I was told by the artist that the design should withstand traffic for “about a year.”
Muralists have been scrambling to finish by the end of this week (yesterday), some working around the clock on their designs.
St. Petersburg is a lively, art-friendly city, and a great place to live! As the festival proceeds I will resume my series of Monday Murals.
[a Monday sampling of signs, murals, graffiti]