SHINE brought the global Inside Out art project to St. Petersburg. Created by internationally-acclaimed street artist and TED Prize winner JR, this project is turning the world inside out in a big way – using photography as a vehicle for change by literally putting a face to an issue.
Inside Out showcases and celebrates the creative, vibrant and diverse spirit that lives in the hearts of our citizens, deepens our cultural perspectives and unites our extraordinary community.
The installation features some 300 photographic portraits of St. Pete residents selected to represent and celebrate our creative, diverse community. It’s covering part of The Factory St. Pete, a new creative facility that’s being constructed in the Warehouse Arts District – The Factory includes the future home of the St. Pete Arts Alliance.
Inside Out highlights another medium of street art by using wheat pasting to apply the portraits. This impermanent method is one of the oldest forms of “guerilla-style” street art.
As the centerpiece of the SHINE 2019 finale, all 300+ photos were printed and carefully wheat pasted on the wall over the course of 2 days by 5 volunteers.
The global Inside Out Project invites everyday people to stand up for what they believe in. Created by French artist JR, this is the largest Inside Out installation in Florida to date.
Please note: The temporary Inside Out mural helped celebrate the end of SHINE 2019. That location is currently under construction.