Pinellas Trail ArtWorks: Call to Artists

Creative Pinellas, in partnership with Pinellas County Public Works and Florida Department of Transportation, is seeking four Pinellas County based artists to design and paint murals on the tunnel entrances of two Pinellas Trail tunnels located in Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs.
Budget:
The stipend for each artists will be $5000 with a paint supply budget of up to $1000.  Surfaces will be prepped and primed before artists starts work.

Important Dates

  • Call for Entries Opens: April 5
  • Call for Entries Closes: April 30, 12pm
  • Painting Palm Harbor: Aug. 1 – Aug. 15
  • Painting Tarpon Springs: Aug. 15 – Sept. 1
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Artist Eligibility and Application Requirements 
This call is open to artists and teams of artists with professional experience in public art and murals. Please submit the following through SM apply:
  • Artists must be a Pinellas County Resident and be asked to complete a W9 for payment
  • A one-page resume or short biography
  • 3-5 photographs or links to photographs of three or more works, ideally at least one sample of a previous mural
  • Identify the mural site(s) you are most interested in , you may pick one or both locations to apply for
  • A brief summary or description of your idea for the tunnel or how you are thinking of approaching the project to meet the goal of to represent the space and community surround the locations.
  • Contact information for 3 references from past mural work or art show curator
  • Link to website and social media sites

Mural Locations

Palm Harbor Tunnel under U.S. 19, North of Wall Springs Park

Tarpon Springs Tunnel under U.S. 19, near Live Oak Street.

Tunnel Locations in Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs

Pinellas Trail ArtWorks

Pinellas Trail ArtWorks is a partnership between Creative Pinellas and Pinellas County Public Works, with a goal to defeat graffiti and to foster community beautification projects along the Pinellas Trail. We are looking to create appealing spaces, build excitement and interest in the trail and recognize the pride residents have in their community while discouraging the types of graffiti that can detract from the enjoyment of the space.

Creative Pinellas is looking to gage  community interest and excitement in the project and we invite you to submit feedback by completing a brief survey.

Pinellas Trail ArtWorks Survey

Attend one of the Community Meetings

We’d like to invite Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs area residents to a meeting to hear about the proposed Pinellas Trail Artworks project and ask any questions you may have. There will be 6 meetings total over 2 different days. Please register below by clicking the link and registering as an attendee.  You will then receive an email with instructions on joining the webinar for the day of the event.

Register for April 14th, 12pm
Register for April 22nd, 12pm
Register for April 14th, 5pm
Register for April 22nd, 5pm
Register for April 14th, 7pm
Register for April 22nd, 7pm

Thank you in advance for your time and interest in this project. As we are in the developmental stages of this program, we encourage community response and hope you will complete the survey and/or attend one of the community meetings. To learn more about this program or provide additional information, contact us muralarts@creativepinellas.org.

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