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Mural Project Open to Teens

Organizers are inviting high school students to submit entries for a community mural project in Gulfport.

Local artists are submitting proposals for the three-part community mural project in Gulfport Square off 49th St. S. and Gulfport Blvd. S.

Michelle Kotewa with Liberty Tax Service announced the project in November and says they are now opening the project to college students in Gulfport and teens at Boca Ciega High School. Kotewa says they want young artists to know they can enter the project as well.

The South 49th St. Business Association, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, Gulfport Merchants Association, Liberty Tax, Piranha Graphix Signs and J DeFoe Suncoast Properties are co-sponsoring this project.

Who can enter?

Artists who live or have a studio in Gulfport, South Pasadena and South St. Petersburg are invited to submit their murals. Organizers hope to award prizes by Feb 2013 and have the murals completed by May 2013 to coincide with the annual SoStudio Tour.

Each artist can enter up to three submissions and up to three artists will be chosen. Prizes will consists of $500 for first place, $400 for second place and $300 for third place.

The walls are located at 4930 Gulfport Blvd. S. Here are the measurements:

  • #1: (on Gulfport Blvd.) 8' x 9'5".5"
  • #2: (next to Piranha Graphix Signs) 8' x 12'8.5"
  • #3: (facing the parking lot) 8' x 6"1'

The public will be allowed to vote for their favorite with the judging committee making the final selections.

For more information contact Michelle Kotewa at Liberty Tax Service at (727) 826-0821 or email at libtaxteam@yahoo.com.

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