Toward the end of 2016, Seminole Heights received key approval from the city to pursue adding a painted intersection (North River Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue) to their neighborhood. A similar project was conceived and executed in St. Pete during the city’s SHINE Mural Festival.
Call to artists to design the mural
The total surface area at the intersection is roughly 289 sq. ft. and measures 17 ft x 17 ft. Seminole Heights residents — with varying degrees of art experience — will assist in painting the final design on the intersection. The local Civics Association Executive Board put out a call to artists to create a design concept for the project.
*Painted intersection in St. Petersburg, FL
Project has a $1,500 budget
The call is open to all visual artists. Those with some experience executing a large scale piece from concept to completion, as well as experience working with the public is preferred. The budget for the project is $1,500; the amount covers all expenses including design, fabrication, installation, paint supplies and materials.
*Rendering of Ft. Lauderdale’s painted intersection
Deadline for submissions is March 31
The call to artist submission deadline is March 31. The South Seminole Heights Civics Association will review submissions and select a finalist, or multiple finalists to submit refined proposals on April 5. The concepts will be finalized on May 5, after which point they will put the concepts to a neighborhood resident vote during a mid-May member mixer.
Seminole Heights Civic Association’s target installation date is July 22 of this year. We wouldn’t mind seeing the infamous two-headed alligator come to brilliant life on the streets of Seminole Heights.