Murals in the Central Arts District

You'll find a remarkable concentration of murals in the Central Arts District, which is found between the 300 and 700 blocks of Central Ave. in downtown St. Pete.

A smiling girl in a red shirt holds her hands up as if to hold the "Eye of the Storm" in a colorful mural by Ricky Watts, Central Arts District

"Eye of the Storm" mural by Ricky Watts, Central Arts District

Explore on foot, by bike or scooter to see this amazing collection of murals and street art. You can also download the Pixelstix app to learn more about each mural (just touch your phone to the "smart plaque" on many of the murals). Note: While mural addresses and map links are included below, the murals themselves are often on the back or sides of buildings.

While you're exploring, be sure to take time to stop in at some of the fabulous studios, cafes and boutiques in the Central Arts District! Also check out more of our magnificent murals throughout St. Pete/Clearwater.

Check Out These Central Arts District Murals

There are so many murals in the Central Arts District that we couldn't show them all to you. Here are some of our favorites - now it's time to explore and find your own!
1

365 Million Things to Do

a mural depicts a tyrannosaurus rex dressed as if he is going fishing with a fishing pole, hat and tackle box. In the water behind him, a smaller dinosaur rides a jet ski

"365 Million Things to Do" mural by Derek Donnelly, Central Arts District

Artist: Derek Donnelly. About the mural: This is the second piece completed by Donnelly's AARP project on the east side of the Morean Arts Center. The T-Rex dinosaur that's going fishing and the raptor on a jet ski represent the older generation of St. Pete enjoying life to the fullest. 

Location: 54 7th St. N., St. Petersburg, 33701

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2

Untitled

A building with a mural of a sleeping fawn on its walls.

Mural painted by Emily Ding of a sleeping fawn painted on a wall in downtown St. Pete.

Artist: Emily Ding. About the mural: Houston-based artist Emily Ding is inspired by the natural world and the beauty of its flora and fauna, influences depicted in her untitled work of a faun and flowers in the Central Arts District.

Location: 100 7th St. South, St. Petersburg, 33701

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3

Eye of the Storm

a swirling, incredibly vibrant mural depicting the "Eye of the Storm" by Ricky Watts in St. Pete's Central Arts District

"Eye of the Storm" mural by Ricky Watts, Central Arts District

Artist: Ricky Watts. About the mural: Also known as “Space Rainbows,” this eye-catching piece made its debut in St. Pete in 2015, and continues to turn heads. It sits just steps away from plenty of other iconic St. Pete murals on the city’s storied 600 Block.

Location: 628 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33701

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4

Faces

a graphic mural in black and white of many faces is on the side of a building with clear blue sky above

"Faces" mural by BASK, Central Arts District

Artist: BASK. About the mural: Tampa-based artist Bask created this black-and-white mural on the east-facing side of the building that now houses popular bar/boutique Brutique.

Location: 648 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

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5

Pacific Counter

"Pacific Counter" Mural by Chad Mize, Central Arts District

"Pacific Counter" mural by Chad Mize, Central Arts District

Artist: Chad Mize. About the mural: Painted in the alley behind Pacific Counter, a popular poké bowl restaurant in downtown St. Pete, this fun and funky mural was painted by local artist Chad Mize and features his signature free flow style of pineapples, palm trees, hibiscus and all the other fun stuff that the Pacific Coast and St. Pete have in common.

Location: 660 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

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6

Untitled

two people "hide" behind an iron door next to an enormous red mural of a great white shark

Untitled mural by Shark Toof, Central Arts District

Artist: Shark Toof. About the mural: The Los Angeles-based graffiti artist known as Shark Toof uses shark imagery to show "strength, optimism, and a possibility to the viewer." His large-scale murals and gallery exhibits are shown across the nation and has been used in Samsung and Apple advertisements. This mural was created as part of the 2015 SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival. Find it behind Floridian Social Club on Central Ave.; it’s the perfect photo op.

Location: 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

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7

Time to Think

"Time to Think" mural by Derek Donnelly and Sebastian Coolidge, Central Arts District

"Time to Think" mural by Derek Donnelly and Sebastian Coolidge, Central Arts District

Artist: Derek Donnelly and Sebastian Coolidge. About the mural: Situated on the rear wall of Florida CraftArt, this towering mural is a statement about the relationship between big business and art.

Location: 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

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8

Woo Tribute

"Woo Tribute" by Derek Donnelly in collaboration with various other artists, Central Arts District

"Woo Tribute" mural by Derek Donnelly in collaboration with other artists, Central Arts District

Artist: Derek Donnelly, Sebastian Coolidge and various additional artists. About the mural: After the death of beloved St. Pete muralist Bill “Woo” Correira in 2013, the art community came together to collaborate on this vibrant tribute to him.

Location: 17 6th St. N., St. Petersburg, 33701

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9

You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine mural

"You Are My Sunshine" mural by Jeffrey Sincich and Josh Stover, Central Arts District

Artist: Jeffrey Sincich and Josh Stover. About the mural:  St. Pete is nicknamed the Sunshine City, and for good reason – most days here are good and sunny. Naturally, the city’s official song is “You Are My Sunshine,” and this mural pays tribute to that on the east side of the Morean Arts Center.

Location: 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

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10

Common Ground

several people painting a brighly colored geometric mural called "Common Ground" on the pavement of Central Ave. in St. Pete

"Common Ground" by Cecilia Lueza, Central Art District

The artist: Cecilia Lueza. About the mural: First painted as part of the 2016 SHINE Mural Festival, this piece by Argentinian-born Lueza applies the phrase "street art" quite literally, as this colorful, geometric mural covers the ground of an entire downtown intersection.

Location: Central Ave. and 5th Street, St. Petersburg, 33701

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Explore Murals in Other Districts

Excited for more artistic adventures? Check out these mural pages, one for each of St. Pete's districts.