Seminole Heights Seeks Submissions for Community Mural Project

This summer, the blossoming Seminole Heights neighborhood added a bit of color to its streets — literally — with the Mandala Mural Project. The community’s Civic Association (SSHCA) hopes to make the area evermore vibrant with its next proposed mural project on the brick wall located on the west side of Highland Avenue behind Tire World.

Community organizers hope the designs follows the inspiration that helped deliver the We Are Seminole Heights mural by Pep Rally Inc. on the side of Fodder and Shine, and the Tampa Postcard mural by Carl Cowden III on North Florida Avenue. The chosen design will serve as a warm, one-of-a-kind welcome to South Seminole Heights.


Call to artists and community volunteers

Time is of the essence; artists need to have submitted their design by Friday, August 18. Volunteers will of course be needed to help the mural become a reality. Those interested in helping paint the chosen design should reach out to the South Seminole Heights Civic Association at

The 501(c)3 has limited funds so any contribution by the community is hugely appreciated. The artist will be given all donations received to the efforts. Learn more by checking out SSHCA’s original Facebook post.


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