Join us for a ribbon cutting celebrating the new mural Be Right Back created by artist Stephen Palladino.

Saturday, Sept. 28th 9:30am – 11:30am Ribbon cutting ceremony, talk with Stephen Palladino, performance by East Lake H.S. Vocal Ensemble, spoken word performance and more. Everyone is invited!

Located at the Boot Ranch underpass in Palm Harbor along the planned Pinellas Trail extension is the first completed public art mural as part of the partnership between Pinellas County and Creative Pinellas. The mural by Stephen Palladino features a parade of vibrant, playful characters coming and going in different ways. A manatee on a skateboard rides alongside a frog on bike, a shark on a Segway rides next to people running.

The Mural Art Program operated by Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Public Works Transportation Division is designed to expand the vibrancy, excitement and community pride of mural arts into new areas throughout the County. This supports the ongoing effort of Creative Pinellas to make arts and arts experiences accessible to all residents of and visitors to Pinellas County, as well as to showcase the work of artists who add to the vibrancy and quality of life in our County.

In the near future, Creative Pinellas expects to be able to put out a call for an additional mural (or murals) on county right-of-ways. This opportunity will be open to artists or artist teams residing in Pinellas County with professional experience in public art mural work.  Interested mural artists will be asked to submit a portfolio of work as well as well as a CV and demonstrate a history of success in creating murals at other locations.

To learn more about this opportunity visit www.creativepinellas.org/muralarts or contact Jenee Priebe at muralarts@creativepinellas.org.

For more information on the muralARTS program

contact Jenee Priebe, Project Manager, at muralarts@creativepinellas.org or (727) 280-6680.

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