Community Mural Project Kicking Off

Organizers are inviting local artists to create a three-part mural representing Gulfport; it’s history and the community.

The official announcement of the project will be in December, however, organizers want to get the word out now to encourage artists to get involved and invite more sponsors to join.

The project will consist of three murals located on the north and west walls of Liberty Tax and Piranha Graphix Signs in the Gulfport Square Business Center off 49th St. and Gulfport Blvd. The mural will welcome visitors to Gulfport and also bring awareness to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce’s new location.

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.

Artists who live or have a studio in Gulfport, South Pasadena and South St. Petersburg will be invited to submit their murals by mid-January. 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.

Stay tuned to Gulfport Patch for details about this project.

Rob Fowler November 13, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Coool! Love the idea!
Elizabeth Neily November 14, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Myself and many other artists painted gorgeous murals in Gulfport in year's past. A lot of work for no pay or material costs, only to see them painted over a few years later. Hope these last longer than past efforts!!!
Joey Goodrich November 15, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I have pictures over the last 20 years of some beautiful murals in Gulfport. It is a shame they no longer exist. Hope these will last longet


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