Art on the Block public mural project inspires unity

July 2020 – On June 27, MPO and Planning Commission staff had the honor of participating in Mayor Jane Castor’s Art on the Block Mural Day. The City of Tampa commissioned local artists to paint five murals in neighborhoods located in West Tampa, East Tampa, Tampa Heights, Westshore, and Downtown in one day. Each of the mural designs celebrated unity and inclusiveness.

The murals also support the City’s commitment to the Vision Zero mission; the idea that zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries are acceptable on our roadways. Street murals are used to help calm traffic with the addition of visual interests to intersections or streets. With lots of hard work from many artists and volunteers, mural day was memorable and successful.

Plan Hillsborough was proud to sponsor the Black Lives Matter mural painted in Downtown at the intersection of E Cass Street and N Jefferson Street. Check out the video to watch a recap of the event.

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