Murals in the Grand Central District
Known as an LGBTQ+ haven, the Grand Central District, just west of downtown, offers some of the best mural-spotting in St. Pete.
From iBOMS to the Vitale Bros. to Chad Mize, you'll find some of the best-known muralists' work here. Remember to download the Pixelstix app to enhance your experience. Beyond the murals, there's so much to explore here in the Grand Central District!
Aquatic Forest Landscape
Artist: Jujmo. About the mural: Tampa-based artist Jujmo brings her affinity for color to life through drawings and paintings of happy, intertwined worlds. Fanciful, cartoonish, and strange aquatic creatures collide in this densely patterned mural.
Location: 1701 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 33712
Artist: iBOMS. About the mural: Covering part of Grand Central Brewhouse’s west-facing wall, this massive mural aims to draw attention to red tide, a toxic algae that periodically affects coastal areas. It was part of SHINE Mural Festival’s ocean conservation theme in 2020, Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans.
Location: 2340 Central Ave., St. St Petersburg, 33712
The Cool Kids
Artist: Vitale Bros. About the mural: Painted on the west wall of the building, this Shine 2015 mural, painted by Vitale Bros., depicts the faces of laughing children against a vibrant backdrop.
Location: 2063 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33713
Artist: Sebastian Coolidge. About the mural: This towering and surreal piece depicts a couple drifting in a boat through an endless galaxy. The male figure has a troubled character as depicted by the bear in his chest, the teeth surrounding him and his broken oar. The female represents hope and light.
Location: 2101 Central Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33713
Ego & Identity
Artist: Michael Reeder. About the mural: With an emphasis on realistic portraiture, this Los Angeles-based artist’s mural hints at the interplay between individual ego and identity.
Location: 1701 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701
Artist: Dasic Fernandez. About the mural: Chile-born Dasic Fernandez delivers his signature bold style by way of a human surrounded by darkness yet illuminated with vibrant spectral light.
Location: 1720 Central Ave., St., St. Petersburg, 33701
The Global Currency
Artists: Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows. About the mural: Consider this mural in three segments: the net packed to the gills with dead fish and dollar bills, the face of mother nature, looking back in scorn and the lotus leaf that invites viewers to reflect on their actions. This was part of SHINE Mural Festival’s 2020 edition, which had a theme of ocean conservation awareness.
Location: 1957 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 33712
Artist: Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese. About the mural: Local artists Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese, brought their edgy illustrative style to the towering facade of 1701 Central for SHINE 2019. It’s one you can see from I-275.
Location: 1701 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33713
Artist: Case Maclaim About the mural: Case Maclaim is a German artist who is known for his combination of photorealism and surrealism. This mural was created as part of the SHINE 2021 mural festival.
Location: 2461 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33713
Artist: Vitale Bros. About the mural: This portrait of the iconic actress Marilyn Monroe covers the west-facing side of Playhouse Theater in St. Pete. This stunning mural brings a touch of old-school Hollywood glamour to St. Pete’s Central Avenue.
Location: 1850 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33712
Artist: Jose Mertz. About the mural: An artist and image-maker based in Miami, Jose Mertz pushes an experimental style inspired by ancient civilizations, science fiction, eastern philosophy and the supernatural.
Location: 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33712
On the Road
The Artist: Caratoes. About the mural: Artist Caratoes traveled to St. Pete from Hong Kong to create this mural for SHINE 2016. Born in Belgium, she is a street artist, illustrator and "space engineer" whose characters can be envisioned living and interacting with the environment they are painted in.
Location: 2125 1st Ave S., St. Petersburg, 33701
Pride & Love
Artists: Chad Mize and Jay Hoff. About the mural: Local artists Chad Mize and Jay Hoff teamed up to bring us this Lego themed "Pride and Love" mural to the Central Arts District as part of SHINE 2019 Bright Spots.
Location: 2437 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33713
Artist: Joram Roukes. About the mural: This playful composition is built around narrative and irony through balanced tension and impressionistic images. Joram Roukes was born in the Netherlands and is an internationally working fine artist recognized for collage-like assemblages and perspectives on contemporary culture, such as this mural.
Location: 2201 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, 33713
Artist: Hueman. About the mural: A dark yet playful folkloric mural inspired by the happenings of a Spanish conquistador and soldier, Panfilo De Narvaez, a figure in the conquests of Jamaica and Cuba in the years between 1509 and 1512. In April, 1528, he is said to have landed near Tampa Bay.
Location: 155 17th St S., St. Petersburg, 33701
Artist: Suarez Art. About the mural: Depicting a young woman with flowing hair in contrasting blues, yellows and oranges, this mural adorns the east-facing wall of Swingers Patio Bar & Grill.
Location: 2501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33713
Sicker than Your Average
Artists: Derek Donnelly and Leo Gomez. About the mural: This Biggie Smalls tribute was painted by local, legendary artists, Derek Donnelly and Leo Gomez. Proof that "Legends Are Forever" and that hip hop is alive and well in St. Pete.
Location: 2055 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33713
The Artist: Local artists and volunteers. About the mural: In collaboration with the City of St. Pete and St. Pete Pride, local artists and volunteers worked through the night in the summer of 2020 to bring this all-inclusive PRIDE mural to life. It includes 11 colorful stripes to include LGBTQ+ people of color as well as the transgender community by including their flag. St. Pete is home to one of the biggest Pride events in the South, and the event was born in the Grand Central District.
Location: Central Ave. & 25th Street., St. Petersburg, 33712
A Swarm of Fish
Artist: Pantonio. About the mural: A lush underwater scene teeming with black fish and aquatic plant life, this piece is full of movement. Portuguese muralist Pantonio painted this on the side of the Imagine Museum.
Location: 1950 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33701
Artist: Lili Yuan. About the mural: This incredibly detailed work of public art depicts a woman in an ethereal red dress sitting in a bright pool of turquoise water contemplating a white flower. Situated on the building’s east-facing wall, it was created as part of SHINE Mural Fest 2020’s effort to raise awareness for ocean conservation efforts.
Location: 1661 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33713
Artist: Sam Yong. About the mural: This stunning mural includes Florida's local bird of prey, the Osprey. After Hurricane Irma hit Florida in 2017, Sam decided to incorporate the stormy seas into his design and the osprey with the lantern became a narrative for a beacon and navigation and finding your way through the storm.
Location: 2060 1st Ave S., St. Petersburg, 33712