Mural Arts Program

We are pleased to announce the artists chosen for the
Pinellas County Mural Program:
Carlos Culbertson (Zulu Painter), Cecilia Lueza, and Ricardo Delgado!

The artists were chosen through a rigorous open call process by a panel of curators, artists and arts leaders from throughout the county.
Three right-of-way locations in the north county area of Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs will be transformed with vibrant, colorful murals. The program, now in its second year, was designed to turn ordinary spaces into community landmarks with powerful artworks.

Given the current crisis situation we are in, the start date for mural painting is not known. However, selecting the artists now gave us a chance to support them both financially and creatively and allows the artists plenty of time for developing ideas. We are excited to see what they do!

Learn more about these talented artists and see updates on the process at creativepinellas.org/muralarts.

As a community, you brought a wall at the corner of Alderman Road and Belcher Road to the county’s attention and asked what could be done to transform it. In response, Pinellas County chose this wall to be part of the community enrichment mural program.

In partnership with Creative Pinellas, Carlos Culbertson was selected as the artist. To meaningfully transform this wall, a space you may encounter and pass by daily, Carlos wants to discover who lives here, what’s important to them, and what makes this place special.

We invite you to meet Carlos during a virtual community meeting Thursday, June 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. We’re asking for your questions and input to shape this work of art and make it a true reflection of the community. RSVP and get instructions on how to connect here.

East Lake Rd., South of Keystone Rd.
Tarpon Springs (Roughly 2,100 sq. ft.)

Belcher Rd., North of Alderman Rd.
Palm Harbor (Roughly 1,500 sq. ft.)

Belcher Rd., South of Alderman Rd.
Palm Harbor (Roughly 1,200 sq. ft.)

Zulu Painter (Carlos Culbertson)
Zulu Painter is an international multi-media artist who works in traditional mediums as well as body paint, special effects and scenic art. Zulu’s large scale mural work can be seen across the country and contributes to the art revitalization in communities throughout the USA. The vibrant colors in his paintings help to convey his goal of creating Art that uplifts the viewer with positive energy.
Zulu has worked as a Scenic Artist for The Science Channel, Disney on Ice, Home Shopping Network, Sea World Parks & Entertainment, national ad campaigns and as a representative Artist for Visit Florida.
“I want to grow Art everywhere” is his motto as he travels the world creating “Mindful Murals for all to enjoy.”

Cecilia Lueza

Argentine American artist and sculptor Cecilia Lueza, studied visual arts at the University of La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Today, she is well known for creating vibrant public art pieces in a range of mixed media. From painting and sculpture to monumental installations and street murals, Lueza showcases deliberate talent, precision and upbeat compositions that explore the visual effects of color and incorporates elements of nature and geometry.

Since 2000 she has been working on a variety of public art projects in many cities throughout the United States. Her work has been exhibited at Art Miami, Arteamericas, and Scope Miami Beach, and in the last year she completed public art pieces in Washington DC, Jacksonville FL, West Palm Beach, and St Petersburg FL among others. Her work is part of many public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America.

Ricardo Delgado

Reda3sb is a Mexican urban artist, illustrator, and designer who has been working on his style for more than a decade and refining the narrative of his images, along with his artwork. At the age of 17 he started painting graffiti just for fun and as a self-taught and evolving hobby, drawn to the fine arts, reda3sb has constantly reinvented his own style and in recent years. Currently residing in Gulfport Florida, he intends to bring new murals to life and leave a little of himself in each mural.

To learn more about this program contact us muralarts@creativepinellas.org.

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