SHINE Festival Unites St.Pete Through Art


St. Pete, Fla.- Returning for its fourth year, The SHINE festival will be kicking off its nine-day event on October 6 and continuing through October 14.  And the best part, most of the murals will be completed within the first seven days.

Murals Of past years

As if there isn’t enough buzz going on in St.Pete,  the excitement and anticipation for the SHINE festival always builds. And with all the amazing artistic talent arriving from all over the World, there are a ton of events happening around town.  So definitely check your local galleries, eateries and artisans for listings.

SHINEs Purpose

SHINE is an art project that illuminates the power of art in public spaces. Artist come from around the world to work with local artist to revitalize areas, inspire dialogue and unite the community. All while cultivating new standards of artistic excellence and reflecting St. Petersburg’s creative and vibrant spirit.

The Mission

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization serving this vital arts and cultural community. Advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of the arts community and driving arts-related economic development in and towards St. Petersburg.

The Vision

SHINES vision is one of a St. Petersburg as an arts destination. With generous and ongoing support from the City,its businesses,  community, and all who live and work in St.Pete.

Over the past three years, 50 artful murals have been added to the landscape of the growing downtown area. SHINE continues to innovate and inspire in 2018, reflecting the region’s intensely creative spirit.

One of the best parts about this festival….. is what’s left behind when it’s all over!

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