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2019 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Princess Smith

Join us in celebrating the arts in St. Petersburg!

Thank you for Helping us Create a Sky-High Event! 

Click Here to See the MUSE 2024 Gallery!

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MUSE 2024

On January 26, 2024, MUSE celebrated 10 years of diversity, innovation and inspiration for all the arts and culture in St. Petersburg and paid tribute to the remarkable talent and variety that can be discovered around every corner of our amazing city.  Guests enjoyed the best in local performing and visual arts; gourmet delicacies and cool libations; interactive art opportunities and the celebration of MUSE award winners!

About SHINE®

The annual SHINE® St. Petersburg Mural Festival illuminates the power of art in public spaces by revitalizing areas, inspiring dialogue, and uniting our community—while cultivating new standards of artistic excellence reflecting St. Petersburg's creative and vibrant spirit. By using the walls and streets as canvas, SHINE transforms our shared spaces into a world-class outdoor gallery featuring top contemporary local, national, and international artists. Produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, SHINE has created nearly 170 murals throughout downtown and the surrounding arts districts since 2015. 

 

Learn About This Year's SHINE

 

Find SHINE®

The SHINE® Mural Festival is the first in the world to have an accessible audio tour and the technology to instantly connect mural viewers to online content via PixelStix. This interactive technology is now being used by other mural organizations nationwide. 

The SHINE® Mural Festival takes place every October. Follow SHINE on Facebook & Instagram at @ShineOnStPete for event updates!

 

NEW! Star Trolley SHINE Mural Tours

SHINE's deep knowledge of the city's vibrant murals pairs perfectly with Star Trolley's top-tier tours, blending art and comfort for an unforgettable journey through the city's rich artistic landscape. The tour concludes at one of the top local microbreweries in St. Pete, Bayboro Brewing. Learn more!

 

 

 

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (SPAA) is delighted to present the second annual “Arts Advocate of the Year Award” to Brian Auld, President of the Tampa Bay Rays and Vice Chairman of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, at SPAA’s Garden Party Brunch, Hats Off to Performing Arts.  We are also excited to share that leading this event are our Board Members and Garden Party Co-Chairs, Kelly Lee McFrederick-Rice and Steve Beaty.

Join us every Second Saturday of the month!

Second Saturday ArtWalk is where the Central Arts District, Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District, Uptown Arts District and downtown Waterfront District come together as ONE ARTS DESTINATION with many venues hosting the opening night of their latest exhibit. 

Galleries and studios are open from 5-9pm happily waiting for your exploration, conversation, purchases and inspiration!  For some venues, this is the ONLY time the public can visit.

Discover wonderful surprises, visit your favorite artist, or find a new one. Make an evening of it and stop for dinner, drinks or dessert at a local restaurant.

Details about what’s happening at each venue are updated one week prior to ArtWalk.  Just click the red button above.

Parking

  • On-Street Parking - Across St. Pete, on-street parking is designated as metered, time-limited, by residential permit only, or free (no signage).
  • Public Garages & Lots - St. Pete offers several public parking garages and lots around the downtown area that offer daily, monthly, and special event parking. Learn more about Public parking garages.
  • The new Sunrunner also has stops close to the ArtWalk Trolley Route. Find out more here.
  • Please note: Due to low ridership and costs, Trolley service is not available on Second Saturdays.

Preview Videos

Also, check out our Curate St. Pete | Virtual Gallery Tours of some of your favorite ArtWalk venues!

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance coordinates the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk with the EDGE District, the Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District associations.

Shop Local!

Join us in advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of our arts community, and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg. Second Saturday ArtWalk is a St. Petersburg Arts Alliance economic strategy to develop small businesses.

Would you like your studio/gallery included in ArtWalk? Click Here

The St. Pete Arts Alliance hosts workshops, classes, talks and special events to bring our arts community together. Many are free – and online events are often recorded for later viewing.

In addition, our members and artist grantees are quite busy in the community. Check our calendar below to see what artsy event you can attend next!