Mize’s free flow, three-wheel doodle vehicle hits the streets all month long to promote SHINE Festival
Fans can follow SHINE on Instagram for a chance to tour this year’s festival from the open-air cockpit of the custom-painted Slingshot
The SHINE Mural Festival tackles a new canvas this year as local artist Chad Mize transforms a matte black 2021 Polaris Slingshot in his signature free flow doodle style. Local art fans planning to attend this year’s festival have the opportunity to do so like never before, as SHINE will be running a special social media promotion that will provide the opportunity to visit each mural in this year’s festival from the open-air cockpit of the custom-painted, three-wheel Slingshot.
In addition, the one-of-a-kind Slingshot can be seen throughout October at various SHINE Mural Festival events, including Spraycation Day at Bayboro Brewing (October 16th) and MIZE Gallery’s SHINE Year 7 Exhibition opening October 22nd. PixelStix founder Matthew Walker will be using the vehicle to lead a special mural tour specifically for Slingshot owners on October 23rd. In addition to painting the vehicle, MIZE is also designing two custom helmets that will be raffled off at his gallery on October 22nd as a fundraiser for SHINE.
Chad Mize is a multimedia artist, designer and muralist residing in St. Petersburg, Florida. With a love for past and contemporary culture, he takes a humorous, tongue-in-cheek approach to his designs, which include playful free flow artworks, colorful patterns, political art and graphics with text. When his BLUELUCY gallery closed in 2015, Mize founded his own lifestyle and design brand, CHIZZY. His contributions to the thriving St. Petersburg art scene also include working on the SHINE Mural Festival curation and planning committee. In 2018, Chad opened the gallery MIZE in the Historic Uptown neighborhood of St Petersburg. Mize’s work is held in numerous private and corporate collections nationally and internationally.
SHINE is proud to partner with Polaris Slingshot and deliver a fresh perspective to this year’s festival. Known widely for its stand-out styling, the Polaris Slingshot is often viewed as a blank canvas, as many owners customize their ride and utilize it as a vehicle of self-expression. Starting at $19,999, the three-wheel vehicle is classified as an “autocycle” and does not require a motorcycle license to operate. With a host of factory accessories, drivers can outfit their ride to reflect their personality – whether that’s adding head-turning styling with bold color accent packages or adding storage for weekend getaways.
Returning for its seventh year, October 15-24, 2021, the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival will produce 19 new murals throughout St. Pete and a series of street art related events. Visit www.stpeteartsalliance.org/shine-mural-festivalfor all details and follow @shinonestpete on Instagram and Facebook.
SHINE 2021 is produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance with support from the City of St. Petersburg Office of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Department of Arts & Culture, Great Bay Distributors, Shared Vision Marketing, Blue Sky Communities, Aresty Family Foundation, Bayfront Health St. Pete, Compass Real Estate, Lightning Foundation, Colony Grill, Kathryn Howd & Edward Rucks, First Citrus Bank, Rays/Rowdies, Jennifer & Jeff Lovelady, The Denson Firm, Regions Bank, Sunnyside Dispensary, Grand Central Brewhouse, David & Becky Ramsey, Tricera Capital, Polaris Slingshot, Hal Freedman & Willi Rudowski and Tru by Hilton.
Produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (SPAA), the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival was launched in 2015. SPAA functions as the local umbrella arts agency, providing education and resources, empowering artists and community alike. In nine years, the organization has grown in strength & stability, creating effective professional development, arts education, festivals, and events that drive economic development of the arts. Learn more at stpeteartsalliance.comand connect on Instagram and Facebook @shineonstpete.