I went on my first walking mural tour in Phoenix just a couple of months ago with a friend of mine. I had seen murals while passing through various big cities during my travels, but I had never really gone out of my way to look at them or seek them out. I loved the mural tour in Phoenix so much I’ve been making it a habit to check out the arts scene in more cities I visit.
St. Pete gets overshadowed by its neighbor across the bay, Tampa, but it truly is a unique and wonderful city with it’s own personality and a bustling arts scene.
There are a few murals scattered throughout the Edge District and on Central Avenue, but most of them can be found in the alleyway on 1st Street.
Here are some of my favorite murals from St. Petersburg’s amazing Central Arts District.
When it comes to murals I’m a huge fan of bright colors and different shapes. Typically murals are painted onto brick walls, but the mural below was painted onto a ridged metal wall and was absolutely fascinating.
The shark wall was by far one of our favorite murals! The metal door was open so we jumped in and took some pictures making it look like we were cage diving and about to be eaten.
I’m normally a fan of bright colors, but I loved the pastels on this wall. This picture doesn’t even do the colors justice, it was incredible.
The mural below is another one that took our breath away. Not only are the colors amazing, but this was one of the biggest murals we saw the entire day. How can you look at this wall and not be happy?