Artist: Hoxxoh, Photo: by Edel Mohr

Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts

About Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts

Based out of: St. Petersburg, Florida
Chad Mize is a multimedia artist residing in St. Petersburg, Florida. As former gallery owner of Bluelucy, he has represented over 450 local and national artists. Currently he has been focusing on his own lifestyle and tshirt brand, CHIZZY, which features the popular Paris, London, Tokyo, St Pete tshirt.

About the Mural

The face of Twiggy by Chad Mize is a well-known mural in this alley lined with murals. Starry Eyed is found on a The murals along the Pinellas Trail are different than the larger works painted on buildings. These murals are painted on low concrete bumpers that stretch along the Trail, beginning near the intersection of 20th Street South and 3rd Avenue South, and angling northeast toward downtown.

The Pinellas Trail is a former railroad track converted to a smooth concrete walking, jogging and biking trail. It starts near Tropicana Field and continues 47 miles, from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. These bumpers, two feet high, mark the sides of the trail as it cuts past the backsides of businesses, covering a city block 564 feet long.

You’ll find murals and artwork by Chad Mize all over St. Petersburg. For this project, Chad and muralist James Oleson invited ten students from St. Petersburg’s Gibbs High School, the Pinellas County Center for the Arts. Ten professional artists worked with the students, as they covered what used to be bare and boring concrete bumpers with colorful Florida-themed art.

The colors are a tourist’s dream of Florida, bright gold and red and orange, and aqua blue. Seagulls, sun, sand castles, palm trees, flowers, pelicans and sea creatures decorate this knee-high string of murals influenced by the hip retro aesthetic that Chad Mize is known for.

Some bumpers sport images, like manatees in shower caps. Some look like old-fashioned advertisements for St. Petersburg, with slogans like, In the Sun We Are One. Many include variations on the word, SHINE, for the SHINE Mural Festival. Like, Rise and Shine, with biplanes flying. Or Shine St Pete painted on the lenses of big sunglasses.

One reads, Our City Our Home. And another is completely covered with, St. Petersburg, in many colors. One says, You Are My Sunshine City. And one is just plain gold, with a small wild tree actually growing in front of it.

The only bumper that looks distinctly different is a close-up of a giant reddish face with staring eyes and a bulbous nose, a trademark creation of artist James Oleson of the Bloom Art Center.

Runners, walkers and bikers get a blast of color on this section of the Trail, and a visual cheer of St. Petersburg pride.

This colorful section of the Pinellas Trail leads to the intersection of 19th Street South and 2nd Avenue South. Just across 19th Street the Trail continues and the bumpers change to grey covered in intricate black drawings, then in big, bold capital letters 2 feet high, the words, Love, Heal, Sun, Nature, Art and Spirit. Love is red. Heal is orange. Sun is yellow. Nature, green. Art is blue and Spirit, purple. The words are painted in the red, orange, gold, green, blue and purple of the LGBT rainbow flag – each word painted in the color that it represents.

Chad Mize - Mural - Pinellas Trail, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association
This section of the trail was a project headed by Chad Mize, and sponsored by the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.

The grey bumpers before and after these colorful words are covered in simple black outlines of sailboats and palm trees, hearts, the Earth, waves, the sun and cartoon creatures. These images surround phrases like, Travel is Good, Connect, You Can Make a Difference and St Pete. All Genders Welcome, hashtag Orlando Pulse and hashtag Sail Together. Below two big open eyes are the words, Free to Be You and Me, and World! with a heart around it.

A conversation with Chad Mize and Creative Pinellas –

A conversation with James Oleson and Creative Pinellas –

Artist Jones2023

Rhys Meatyard2023

Greater Public Studio2023

Andrea Wan2023

The Happy Mural Project2023

Kelly Quinn2023

Bunnie Reiss2023


Chris Dyer2023

Max Sansing2023

Dave Bonzai2023


Michael Vasquez2023

Chenlin Cai / 蔡陈林2023

Loretta Lizzio2023

Sarah Sheppard2023

Bryan Beyung & James Lee Chiahan2023

Hannah Eddy2023

James Bullough2022


Ben Johnston2022


Marina Capdevila2022


Reginald O'Neal 2022

Van Der Luc2022

Jeff Williams2022

Dream Weaver2022

Sydney Prusso2022

Ashley Cantero2022

Egypt Hagan2022



Nneka Jones2022

Amy Ilic-Volpe2022

Jason Harvin2022

Vitale Bros2022

Chad Mize2022

The Happy Mural Project2022

Greg Mike2021

Mwanel Pierre-Louis2021

Jenipher Chandley2021

Case Maclaim2021

Jared Wright2021

Bakpak Durden2021

Nicole Salgar2021

Ricky Watts2021


Woes Martin2021

Jason Harvin2021

Miss Crit2021

Michael Fatutoa2021

Emily Ding2021

Reid Jenkins2021

Aurailieus Artist2021


Leo Gomez2021

Ya La'Ford2021


Chad Mize 2021

Brain Storm2020

Brian Butler2020

Lili Yuan2020

Happy Mural Project2020


Tatiana Suarez2020

Elle LeBlanc2020

Mason Schwacke2020

Alex Yanes2020

Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer2020

Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows2020


Cecilia Lueza2019

George Rose2019

Morning Breath2019

Vitale Brothers2019

Cory Robinson-CLEAN Campaign2019


Taylor White2019


Princess Smith2019

Brian McAlister, Gibbs High Mural Club and Boys & Girls Club Members2019

JR-Inside Out2019

Paola Delfin2019

Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese2019

Drew Merritt2019

Low Bros2019

Jay Hoff2019

Taj Tenfold2019

Leo Gomez2019


Blaine Fontana and Plastic Birdie2019

David Charlton2019

Todd Frain and Creative Clay2019

Haider Ali2018

Ya La Ford2018

Gibbs Rounsavall2018

Angela Faustina2018

Bekky Beukes2018

LOOK The Weird2018


Melanie Posner2018


J and S Signs2018

Sarah Page2018

Nomad Clan2018


Cecilia Lueza2018

Matt Kress2018

Michael Vahl2018

Noirs One2018


Justin Wagher2018


Matthew Hoffman2018


Joram Roukes2017

Jose Mertz2017

Stephen Palladino2017

Yok and Shero2017

Herbert Scott Davis2017


Lauren YS2017

Mikael B2017

ZuluPainter and Thirst2017

Axel Void and L.E.O.2017

Suarez Art2017


Daniel "R5" Barojas2017

Sam Yong2017

Ali Vasquez and Todd Frain2016

Angela Delaplane2016


Arlin Graff2016

Pep Rally Inc.-The CLEAN Campaign2016

Daniel Mrgan2016

Pixel Pancho2016

Michael Reeder2016

Alex Pardee2016

Cecilia Lueza2016





Dasic Fernandez2016


Mark Gmehling2016

Ya La Ford2016

Ink Werkz Crew2016

Andrew Spear2015

Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts2015

Erik Jones2015



Michael Vasquez2015

Shark Toof2015

Morning Breath2015

Ricky Watts2015


Carrie Jadus2015


Greg Mike2015

Tes One and Palehorse2015


Ya La Ford2015

Carrie Jadus2015

Vitale Brothers2015

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