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9/18/2015 St. Pete News

Art Your Engines! Colorful Carmada Brings Art on Wheels to St. Petersburg Sept. 26



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Mitzi Gordon, Creative Pinellas / / (813) 263-8600


Art Your Engines!

Colorful Carmada Brings Art on Wheels to St. Petersburg Sept. 26


St. Petersburg — The Tampa Bay area art car movement returns to St. Pete on Saturday, September 26 when Carmada rolls into the plaza between the Dali Museum and Mahaffey Theater for an incredible free event on Arts Alive Day.


Bigger than ever in its second year, Carmada 2015 includes more than a dozen custom art cars on display, live vehicle painting, free hands-on art with the NOMAD Art Bus, tunes from DJ Blenda and WMNF Community Radio, food truck from Wicked ‘Wiches, a special edition of the St. Pete Indie Market, Strange Cat Toys and the Bluebird Books Bus, live t-shirt printing, and more!


Stroll through the open plaza to see featured artists Sebastian Coolidge, James Oleson, Daniel Barojas, Derek Donnelly, and Zulu Painter collaborate to paint live on three passenger vans owned by St. Pete-based non-profit Creative Clay. Together the artists will give these vans a much needed face lift, after a decade of wear has rendered their vinyl graphic wraps faded and flaky.


Carmada creates opportunities for regional artists, brings mobile arts programs throughout Pinellas County, and builds awareness of the State of the Arts license plate. Funds raised through sales of this plate, available at Pinellas County Tax Collectors Offices, go to support the activities of local arts agencies throughout Florida—including Creative Pinellas and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.


Mural art lovers won’t want to miss the opportunity to see these mobile masterpieces in the Carmada fleet. Join us to experience eye-popping street art in a beautiful waterfront setting at this exciting free festival!




Carmada St. Pete


Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


500 Bay Shore Drive SE, St. Petersburg FL 33701

(between Dali Museum and Mahaffey Theater)



Carmada is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.