Come out and see Clearwater’s latest #brightandbeautiful mural in downtown! You can check out this vibrant design by Cecilia Lueza at the intersection of Cleveland Street and Garden Avenue.
Clearwater’s ongoing commitment to the arts continues with the city’s newest mural at the intersection of Cleveland Street and Garden Avenue. The mural is part of an upcoming series of artwork planned for city-owned properties downtown.
The Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency partnered with St. Petersburg-based artist Cecilia Lueza to transform the intersection into a celebration of color. Lueza, a nationally recognized artist known for her vibrant, engaging murals was selected from a list of over 190 applicants from across the country.
“It’s important to me to create works that are engaging, timeless, innovative, and provide a sense of place and identity to public spaces,” said Lueza. “I love the challenge of conquering large walls and spaces with beautiful and meaningful art. It brings an amazing feeling of accomplishment.”
Lueza painted the mural over the course of two days at the Cleveland Street site.
The mural, the second of three to be commissioned in the coming months, builds upon the success of the CRA’s initial program, which saw four murals painted on city-owned and private properties throughout downtown. The program fulfills the organization’s mission to create high-quality public spaces by weaving art and culture into the fabric of everyday life.
“We’re thrilled to see this next phase energize our community this year, as downtown becomes the next great arts destination in Tampa Bay,” said Community Redevelopment Director Amanda Thompson.
Information provided by the Clearwater CRA; Aerial photos by Dan Foard of Videophotog Productions.
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