Pinellas County Community Enrichment Mural Program | 2019
Painting is underway on a new mural in Palm Harbor by award winning artist Stephen Palladino.
Painting is underway on a new mural in Palm Harbor by award winning artist Stephen Palladino. Located at the Boot Ranch underpass (Tampa and McMullen Booth Roads) the mural site is part of the planned extension of the Pinellas County trail. This will be the first mural done as part of the new Community Enrichment Mural Program in partnership with the Pinellas County Public Works Transporation Division. It is part of Creative Pinellas’ on-going effort 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 call Pinellas home.
Based in Seminole, FL, Palladino is known for his linear, single line portraiture style. His childhood obsession with cartoons and graffiti influences his now recognizable style, often evoking feelings of nostalgia. The artist was chosen through a comprehensive open call process and careful review by a diverse panel of artists, curators and art leaders. The panel was impressed by his vibrant use of color, dynamic graphic style and sense of play and felt he would bring the right balance of fun and professionalism to the project. Read more about Stephen Palladino at www.paladinoarts.com.
Follow the mural progress on our social media pages or check back here on the website. Creative Pinellas is planning to invite the local community to an opening celebration of the mural in September, once the weather cools off. In the meantime, residents and visitors are invited to drop by and see the artist in action during the painting process.