As with all SHINE murals, allowing art to live in public spaces is a top priority.
The SHINE | OPEN CALL is an opportunity for one local artist (or art team) to showcase their art on a grand scale, with the vibrant skyline of Downtown St. Petersburg as backdrop!

Eligibility / Requirements

This opportunity is specific to local artists living and/or working in St. Petersburg.  Artist or art team will be selected based upon quality of work, scope of work, and type of work among the diverse styles of SHINE.

To qualify for the SHINE | OPEN CALL mural project, the artist/art team must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Live or work in greater St. Petersburg
  • Be willing to adhere to all contractual obligations and adhere to the project guidelines and timeline

Selection Criteria

The artist/art team will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Work of high caliber and effective execution
  • Experience working within the program guidelines
  • Visual impact on pedestrian and vehicle traffic
  • Appropriateness of content (all audiences)

Project Timeline

  • August 25th, 2017 – Submission deadline
  • August 30th, 2017 – SHINE committee reviews submissions & selection of artist/team
  • September 1, 2017 – Artist/team notified
  • Oct 5-14, 2017 – Development of mural

Compensation and Expenses

The selected artist/team is paid $1,000. Supply and installation equipment expenses related to the project must be authorized in advance and will be paid by St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

Mural Location

Downtown St. Petersburg. Wall dimension is approx. 19 ft. wide and 12 ft tall.

Submission Process

  • Complete SHINE | OPEN CALL application at:
  • Upload proposed concept, sketch or rendering of mural submission
  • 3 samples of previous work (see below)

Work Samples

Please submit (3) examples of work that best represent your experience, style and ability, particularly in relation to completed murals. You may also submit images of other works (large scale or otherwise) that best represent your work over the past five years.

Delivery of Submissions

Application and materials must be completed by midnight Friday, August 25th, 2017

Contact Information

Chad Mize

SHINE | OPEN CALL Coordinator

Creativity runs strong though the city of St. Pete, and we can’t wait to help make it SHINE even brighter!

Submission Form

Legal Name (required)

Alias/Moniker/Crew Name (if applicable)

Phone Number

Your Email (required)



Please tell us why you would like to participate in SHINE 2017

Work Samples:

Attach a File | Work Sample 1

Attach a File | Work Sample 2

Attach a File | Work Sample 3


Please describe your concept for the selected wall.

Attach a File | Mural Concept