The Beautiful New Black Lives Matter Mural

Our thanks to the 16 amazing muralists who created St. Petersburg’s new Black Lives Matter mural, to honor Juneteenth 2020.

photo by Tracy Kennard

This beautiful mural spreads across the street in front of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum at 2240 9th Avenue South, on 9th Ave. S. between 22nd and 23rd Streets South. Thanks to Terri Lipsey Scott, Executive Director of the museum, for suggesting the location.

Each artist painted one letter, carefully social-distancing as they worked.

photo by Vitale Bros.

Here are the participating artists, with links to their Instagram pages. . .

B – Jujmo @jujmo⁣⁣⁣
L – John Gascot @jgascot⁣⁣⁣
A – Cam Parker @painkillercam ⁣⁣⁣
C – Catherine Weaver  @uniquelyoriginalarts
K – Nuclear Sky @nuclearskyart⁣⁣⁣⁣
L – Jason Harvin @waywardwalls⁣⁣⁣
I – Laura Spencer @lauraspencerillustrates⁣⁣⁣
V – James Hartzell @artbyjamese⁣⁣⁣⁣
E – Eric Hornsby @artist_esh⁣⁣⁣⁣
S – Jade Jackson @avacatoto⁣⁣⁣⁣
M – James Kitchens @freestyletattooz⁣⁣⁣⁣
A – David Cabassa @megasupremo⁣⁣⁣⁣
T – JaVon Walters @von.walters⁣⁣⁣⁣
T – Plum Howlett @pvo_tattooshop⁣⁣⁣⁣
E – Melanie Posner @therealmelpoz⁣⁣⁣⁣
R – Daniel Barojas @r5imaging⁣⁣⁣⁣
Layout/Prep: @vitalebros

“It was an honor to assist with St. Pete’s Black Lives Matter mural,” says Jenee Priebe, Shine Mural Festival Coordinator. “We know that art doesn’t solve the systemic racism Black communities are facing but I hope it can be a beautiful and powerful declaration of truth and a lasting reminder that as a city and as a nation, our policies and practices need to reflect this truth.”

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