St. Petersburg, FL (April 26, 2018) – In a city recognized for the arts and world-famous artists, the newest addition to the spectacular downtown mural scene is created by a group of local students bridging the Sunshine City’s past to its future.
Stretching along the north side of the St. Petersburg Museum of History, St. Petersburg High art teacher Jenny Trewin and her students have created a visual history of the Sunshine City. Beginning with the arrival of the Orange Belt Railroad and the Tony Jannus flight of the Benoist, to the Sunshine Skyway and St. Pete Pier, the mural portrays over 100 years of the City’s History.
Historic landmarks such as the Open Air Post Office, Mirror Lake Library, Soreno Hotel, Snell Building and the Million Dollar Pier are just a few of the elements of the mural.
The Historic Walking Tour mural will be “unveiled” Saturday, April 28 at Noon and the public is invited to attend and congratulate these young artists. Trewin and a number of the student artists will be on hand to show off their historic outdoor masterpiece and to answer any questions.
“The incredible mural created by these very talented students is a gem for the Museum of History, and the city’s art scene,” said Rui Farias, Museum Executive Director. “They have created another example of how important this city’s history is to its art culture and future.”
Historic Walking Tour Mural Unveiling:
Saturday, April 28 – Noon
Location: St. Petersburg Museum of History – Celebrating 96 years of sharing St. Pete Stories The St. Petersburg Museum of History is located at 335 2nd Avenue NE on the Pier Approach. Hours are 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and Noon-5pm on Sundays. For more info, visit www.historystpete.org.