Creative Pinellas Announces Mural Project at PIE

Jul 6, 2022
Creative Pinellas Announces a New Mural Project at 
St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE)  

Creative Pinellas is excited to announce that they are partnering with St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE) on an exciting PIE Gate 12 Mural project located at 14700 Terminal Blvd #221, Clearwater, FL 33762. This mural project will consist of two murals over three walls at Gate 12 and the murals will feel complimentary to each other while still having their own style.  

“We are excited about this partnership with St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport and the opportunity to bring awareness to the Pinellas County Arts Coast through this new mural project for tourists and residents to enjoy,” said Creative Pinellas CEO Barbara St. Clair. “This mural project allows us to create an inviting first impression for all those traveling to and from the Tampa Bay area.”

The PIE Gate 12 Mural project’s goal is to have a Pinellas County artist create a welcoming art experience for visitors as they arrive from Gate 12, an outdoor airport gate at St Pete-Clearwater International Airport. This gate is a walkthrough space on the outside of the building and these murals will be the first thing visitors see as they arrive. This mural project is an opportunity to welcome travelers to their Florida destination and visually highlight the award-winning beaches, nature, culture, and arts in Pinellas County.   

“We are excited to add murals to our collection of public art at PIE.  Mural art will be an important piece of the PIE in showcasing a diversity of Florida artists at the airport.  The new murals will boldly express “vacation starts now” to our passengers as we welcome them to our arts and beach destination!” said Michele Routh, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Public Relations Director.

These murals are scheduled to begin in October 2022 and is slated for completion by late fall in 2022. The artist call opens late afternoon on July 5 and will close on August 1, 2022.  A ribbon cutting, where the community will be able to see the finished project will be announced later. The artists who will create these murals will be chosen by a panel of made up of a combination of a Creative Pinellas Representative, PIE Representatives, a Pinellas County based Mural Artist, Art Curators or other members of the arts community in Pinellas County. 

Artists interested in applying for this project can visit for the applications, call details, a budget and timeline. In an effort to build a stronger representation of the diversity of artists and the Pinellas County community; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ and women muralists are strongly encouraged to apply.

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is a commercial service airport with 65 non-stop flights primarily serving a leisure service market with over $1 Billion Economic Impact.  

For airport media inquiries contact Michele Routh, Public Relations Director:  727-453-7879,

For questions, please contact Lea Umberger, Arts Project Manager at Creative Pinellas at

For more information about Creative Pinellas, its programs and activities, please visit or contact Roman Black, Marketing and Communications Manager at

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