September 5th, 2016 Monday
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Opening Block Party for the 2016 SHINE Mural Festival, including live art, music, food and group art exhibition.
This year's SHINE Mural Festival rolls out by painting the streets, literally. Renowned local artist Cecilia Lueza will lead a team of volunteers to transform the intersection at Central Ave & 5th St. into a piece titled "Common Ground"; a vibrant street-level mural symbolizing the diverse backgrounds and creativity of artists who find inspiration and meaning in the city.
Adding to the occasion, a truly unique pop-up art exhibition will be on display during "Creative Block' – converting 15 Red Bull coolers into unique works of art; created by some of Tampa Bay's most prominent and emerging talent. Two artists will be awarded an invite to experience the Red Bull's House of Art in Detroit, Michigan.