The South Seminole Heights Civic Association (SSHCA) has been approved to move forward with installation of Tampa’s first street mural at the intersection of North River Boulevard and West Louisiana Avenue. In addition to adding public art, the street mural will also create a sense of uniqueness and place and act as a traffic calming measure.
We look forward to having our friends and neighbors help paint on July 15th (Facebook event page here). This date is currently tentative and will be confirmed ASAP. Our rain out dates are 7/22 and 7/29. We will need help with the set up, fabrication of the stencil, painting the design on the street, clean up, etc. Children are allowed to help as well and we could use all the help possible so invite anyone you know who may be interested! For more information reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Seminole Heights Civic Association members voted on the Paint Your Intersection renderings in May at the neighborhood happy hour. Congratulations to Catherine Thomas for being selected to create our street mural installation. See below for Catherine’s explanation for why she chose her winning mandala design.
Mandala Intersection Mural
This mandala intersection mural was designed to represent the beauty and vibrancy of the Seminole Heights community. Because I am passionate about mandalas, and teaching others about their symbolism and significance, I felt that a mandala mural would be a perfect addition to the neighborhood. Mandalas in and of themselves represent balance, unity and togetherness, and are often used as meditative tools. They also are significant of journeys and rituals, because when they are created, the creators move through a beginning, middle and end; hopefully learning something along the way. Since this is a community project, I felt as though a mandala would be a great symbol of bringing the community together to create something beautiful that everyone will be able to enjoy, while also learning something along the way.
Those interested in helping with the installation or donating monetarily or in-kind to help with the project can reach out to the board at SouthSeminoleHeightsCA@gmail.com.