See 30 years of Jacksonville murals and the artists who created them

With the backdrop of David Nackashi's mural in process, Ryder Sanders dissembles the crossing sign near the Roosevelt Blvd. overpass over Edgewood avenue as coworker Adam Franklin looks on during the reconfiguring of the Murray Hill intersection Monday, April 29, 2024. The mural is part of the roundabout road project between the overpass and the start of the Murray Hill business district, and because of that, the Department of Transportation restricting the use of symbols, faces, signs or forced perspective could not be used in the artwork so Nackashi used geometry as the springboard for his inspiration. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

With the backdrop of David Nackashi’s mural in process, Ryder Sanders dissembles the crossing sign near the Roosevelt Blvd. overpass over Edgewood avenue as coworker Adam Franklin looks on during the reconfiguring of the Murray Hill intersection Monday, April 29, 2024. The mural is part of the roundabout road project between the overpass and the start of the Murray Hill business district, and because of that, the Department of Transportation restricting the use of symbols, faces, signs or forced perspective could not be used in the artwork so Nackashi used geometry as the springboard for his inspiration. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

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Jacksonville artist David Nackashi works on his latest mural project on the Murray Hill facing side of the Roosevelt Blvd. overpass over Edgewood Ave. Monday, April 29, 2024. The mural is part of the roundabout road project between the overpass and the start of the Murray Hill business district, and because of that, the Department of Transportation restricting the use of symbols, faces, signs or forced perspective could not be used in the artwork so Nackashi used geometry as the springboard for his inspiration. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

Jacksonville artist David Nackashi works on his latest mural project on the Murray Hill facing side of the Roosevelt Blvd. overpass over Edgewood Ave. Monday, April 29, 2024. The mural is part of the roundabout road project between the overpass and the start of the Murray Hill business district, and because of that, the Department of Transportation restricting the use of symbols, faces, signs or forced perspective could not be used in the artwork so Nackashi used geometry as the springboard for his inspiration. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

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The northern north side of the Roosevelt Blvd. overpass over Edgewood Avenue being painted by Jacksonville artist David Nackashi Monday, April 29, 2024. Nackashi has been working his latest commission painting the Murray Hill facing side of the Roosevelt Blvd. overpass as part of the roundabout road project between the overpass and the start of the Murray Hill business district, and because of that, the Department of Transportation restricting the use of symbols, faces, signs or forced perspective could not be used in the artwork so Nackashi used geometry as the springboard for his inspiration. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

The northern north side of the Roosevelt Blvd. overpass over Edgewood Avenue being painted by Jacksonville artist David Nackashi Monday, April 29, 2024. Nackashi has been working his latest commission painting the Murray Hill facing side of the Roosevelt Blvd. overpass as part of the roundabout road project between the overpass and the start of the Murray Hill business district, and because of that, the Department of Transportation restricting the use of symbols, faces, signs or forced perspective could not be used in the artwork so Nackashi used geometry as the springboard for his inspiration. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

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6/12/98: Painting crews work on the 80+ foot Jaguar football players being painted as part of a mural on the west wall of the Ed Ball building downtown. The painting of the mural, a joint project between First Union bank and the Jacksonville Jaguars, should be done in the next few weeks and according to Jacksonville artist Anne Banas, the designer/artist for the project. Plans call for lighting the mural at night so it can be seen by passing motorists on I-95.

6/12/98: Painting crews work on the 80+ foot Jaguar football players being painted as part of a mural on the west wall of the Ed Ball building downtown. The painting of the mural, a joint project between First Union bank and the Jacksonville Jaguars, should be done in the next few weeks and according to Jacksonville artist Anne Banas, the designer/artist for the project. Plans call for lighting the mural at night so it can be seen by passing motorists on I-95.

Bob Self/Florida Times-Union

9/3/98: The Jaguars mural on the side of the Ed Ball Building in downtown Jacksonville.

9/3/98: The Jaguars mural on the side of the Ed Ball Building in downtown Jacksonville.

Rick Wilson/Florida Times-Union

04/09/14: People walk up to get a closer look after the unveiling of Shaun Thurston's mural in the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville's Haskell Atrium. Hemming Plaza was packed for the opening night ceremonies for the second One Spark, the world's crowdfunding festival, on Wednesday April 9, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.

04/09/14: People walk up to get a closer look after the unveiling of Shaun Thurston’s mural in the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville’s Haskell Atrium. Hemming Plaza was packed for the opening night ceremonies for the second One Spark, the world’s crowdfunding festival, on Wednesday April 9, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union

06/10/16: A jogger passes World Peace mural Friday morning in Five Points. The mural is on the front of the former Peterson's 5 &10 which is being renovated into a Hoptinger Bier Garden and Sausage House. The World Peace mural was installed on May 26 by Renda Writer a hand written artist, from Miami, who's art concept is to

06/10/16: A jogger passes World Peace mural Friday morning in Five Points. The mural is on the front of the former Peterson’s 5 &10 which is being renovated into a Hoptinger Bier Garden and Sausage House. The World Peace mural was installed on May 26 by Renda Writer a hand written artist, from Miami, who’s art concept is to “write it into existence.” Writer website says he is currently on a mural writing tour with plans for unique installations in Boston, Detroit , Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York.

Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union

11/12/05: Patrons walk by the two-story mural by Kathryn Freeman inside the new Jacksonville Public Library during the library's opening festivities in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

11/12/05: Patrons walk by the two-story mural by Kathryn Freeman inside the new Jacksonville Public Library during the library’s opening festivities in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union

4/10/14: Scott Bridges uses a roller to prep a wall while Nicole Holderbaum uses spray paint to create a mural in a display set up by Instaramp in a parking lot in downtown during the second day of the 2014 One Spark festival in downtown Jacksonville, FL Thursday, April 10.

4/10/14: Scott Bridges uses a roller to prep a wall while Nicole Holderbaum uses spray paint to create a mural in a display set up by Instaramp in a parking lot in downtown during the second day of the 2014 One Spark festival in downtown Jacksonville, FL Thursday, April 10.

Bob Self/Florida Times-Union

02/23/15: David Nackashi paints in the design on the side of the Corner Bakery Cafe on Monday, February 23, 2015. David Nackashi is painting the first of two murals at the Brooklyn Station on Riverside shopping center. The mural of a trolley car, replicating a 1915 black and white photo, is on the side of the Corner Bakery. Nackashi, 28, a Jacksonville native and graduate of Bishop Kenny High, began his studies at the University of North Florida with an intent to pursue architecture before switching to painting. Nackashi received the large commission after a recommendation from well known local artist Jim Draper. The mural began with painting the side of the building canvas white and then creating a large grid. Over four days Nackashi used marking pens and pencils to sketch out the design. Those became four days of cold and rain followed by a warm weekend. Now it's a race against the rain to finish the painting.

02/23/15: David Nackashi paints in the design on the side of the Corner Bakery Cafe on Monday, February 23, 2015. David Nackashi is painting the first of two murals at the Brooklyn Station on Riverside shopping center. The mural of a trolley car, replicating a 1915 black and white photo, is on the side of the Corner Bakery. Nackashi, 28, a Jacksonville native and graduate of Bishop Kenny High, began his studies at the University of North Florida with an intent to pursue architecture before switching to painting. Nackashi received the large commission after a recommendation from well known local artist Jim Draper. The mural began with painting the side of the building canvas white and then creating a large grid. Over four days Nackashi used marking pens and pencils to sketch out the design. Those became four days of cold and rain followed by a warm weekend. Now it’s a race against the rain to finish the painting.

Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union

6/17/13: Neptune Beach painter Sean Mahan works works from a lift three stories up as he paints a mural of a woman surrounded by origami birds on the Adams and Newnan Street corner of the Yates Parking Garage Tuesday morning. The first two of four planned 52 foot tall stair tower murals are taking form on the parking garage on the 200 block of East Adams Street. Two teams of artists are making their marks on the Yates Parking Garage as part of the City of Jacksonville's Art in Public Places collection which is overseen by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

6/17/13: Neptune Beach painter Sean Mahan works works from a lift three stories up as he paints a mural of a woman surrounded by origami birds on the Adams and Newnan Street corner of the Yates Parking Garage Tuesday morning. The first two of four planned 52 foot tall stair tower murals are taking form on the parking garage on the 200 block of East Adams Street. Two teams of artists are making their marks on the Yates Parking Garage as part of the City of Jacksonville’s Art in Public Places collection which is overseen by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union

02/02/15: Inspirational murals fill the hallways at Butler Middle on Monday, February 2, 2015, at the Young Women's Leadership Academy at Eugene J. Butler Middle in Jacksonville, Florida.

02/02/15: Inspirational murals fill the hallways at Butler Middle on Monday, February 2, 2015, at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Eugene J. Butler Middle in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union

07/09/16: The Jacksonville Kid's Mural Festival was held at the Jacksonville Landing on Saturday. Five mural walls were set up around the Landing. Kids used brushes and hands to paint the walls. The festival is a 2016 SPARK Grant Project funded by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

07/09/16: The Jacksonville Kid’s Mural Festival was held at the Jacksonville Landing on Saturday. Five mural walls were set up around the Landing. Kids used brushes and hands to paint the walls. The festival is a 2016 SPARK Grant Project funded by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union

03/03/15: New York Artist Scott LoBaido lines up a highlight as he paints a 9x70-foot flag on the wall of VFW Post 3270 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He calls the American flag

03/03/15: New York Artist Scott LoBaido lines up a highlight as he paints a 9×70-foot flag on the wall of VFW Post 3270 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He calls the American flag “the greatest piece of artwork ever created”, and is painting flag murals at VFW posts in all 50 states. His “Painting Flags Across America, Celebrating America, Thanking Our Veterans Tour,” is sponsored by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation, Behr Paint and CitiQuiet Windows.

Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union

09/30/15: Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston is lost against the swirling blend of colors in his latest mural project on the East facing wall of Burrito Gallery in Brooklyn Station on Riverside. When completed the scene will depict a stylized alligator viewed from an underwater perspective. Thurston, 35 has created 30 to 40 mural projects around Jacksonville, many of them tucked away out of public view. He was commissioned to do this project which should take a couple of weeks to complete using 60 to 80 cans of spray paint.

09/30/15: Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston is lost against the swirling blend of colors in his latest mural project on the East facing wall of Burrito Gallery in Brooklyn Station on Riverside. When completed the scene will depict a stylized alligator viewed from an underwater perspective. Thurston, 35 has created 30 to 40 mural projects around Jacksonville, many of them tucked away out of public view. He was commissioned to do this project which should take a couple of weeks to complete using 60 to 80 cans of spray paint.

Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union

10/24/13: Local artist Cal Oglesby (left) talks with musician Milan Algood as Oglesby works on a mural he calls

10/24/13: Local artist Cal Oglesby (left) talks with musician Milan Algood as Oglesby works on a mural he calls “Ascension in the Temple” on the back wall of the Wall Street Deli and Lounge Thursday, October 24, 2013 in the 5 Points neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. He has been working on the mural for about 9 days and hopes to finish by the weekend.

Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union

9/7/12: Eric Wood, a painter from Palm Bay, FL paints a mural on the West Beaver Street side of the Good Times Grill Friday afternoon, September 7, 2012. According to business owner Bill Haddad he is working with the local Coca-Cola distributor who has underwritten the expense of the mural which includes a Coca-Cola sign and a rendering of Haddad's beloved 1928 Ford Model A which was on hand for Wood to paint it into the nostalgic scene. Wood has painted around 100 murals for Coca-Cola around Florida but this is the first one he has done in Jacksonville.

9/7/12: Eric Wood, a painter from Palm Bay, FL paints a mural on the West Beaver Street side of the Good Times Grill Friday afternoon, September 7, 2012. According to business owner Bill Haddad he is working with the local Coca-Cola distributor who has underwritten the expense of the mural which includes a Coca-Cola sign and a rendering of Haddad’s beloved 1928 Ford Model A which was on hand for Wood to paint it into the nostalgic scene. Wood has painted around 100 murals for Coca-Cola around Florida but this is the first one he has done in Jacksonville.

Bob Self/Florida Times-Union

08/31/11: Local artist Laurence Walden has created a military appreciation themed mural on the side of MLXL Productions at 803 Price Street in Jacksonville,Florida.

08/31/11: Local artist Laurence Walden has created a military appreciation themed mural on the side of MLXL Productions at 803 Price Street in Jacksonville,Florida.

Dede Smith, The Florida Times-Union

03/15/13: Artist Sarah Emerson works on her mural in the atrium of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida.

03/15/13: Artist Sarah Emerson works on her mural in the atrium of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida.

Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union

08/20/11: Annelies Dykgraff works on a mural.

08/20/11: Annelies Dykgraff works on a mural. “Dawn of the Montana,” a street art event was held on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at Reddi-Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. Reddi-Arts, a fixture in Jacksonville for over 50 years, invited artist to paint on some of their outer walls, while some painted on canvas and another on an old car.

Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union

8/28/07: Painter Jim Lynch applies a sealer coat to the surface of a large mural project underway at the building being renovated to be the ClearTalk communications offices at the corner of Third Street and 17th. Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach Tuesday afternoon. Lynch was contracted to theme the exterior and interior of the business to reflect it's location a few blocks from the beach. The Images of Humpback Whales drew their inspiration from the artist Wyland according to Eric Steinmann, the Development Manager for ClearTalk but when he was contacted they learned he was booked up two years out. That's when they found Atlantic Beach artist Jim Lynch to do the job.

8/28/07: Painter Jim Lynch applies a sealer coat to the surface of a large mural project underway at the building being renovated to be the ClearTalk communications offices at the corner of Third Street and 17th. Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach Tuesday afternoon. Lynch was contracted to theme the exterior and interior of the business to reflect it’s location a few blocks from the beach. The Images of Humpback Whales drew their inspiration from the artist Wyland according to Eric Steinmann, the Development Manager for ClearTalk but when he was contacted they learned he was booked up two years out. That’s when they found Atlantic Beach artist Jim Lynch to do the job. “We are very fortunate to find a local artist of his caliber” said Steinmann. Lynch is three weeks into the project putting the final touches on the 17th. Avenue North side of the building and expects the 3rd. Street side to take another three weeks to complete. Lynch has also gotten worldwide attention with his Giant Jesus statue built in Atlantic Beach and installed at Solid Rock church in Monroe, Ohio in 2004.

Bob Self, Bob Self

02/08/10: Local artist Yvonne Lozano, a founder of The Art Center located at 31 W. Adams St. Downtown Jacksonville, works on the art mural on the outside wall of Reddi Arts in San Marco Monday afternoon February 8, 2010. Yvonne said,

02/08/10: Local artist Yvonne Lozano, a founder of The Art Center located at 31 W. Adams St. Downtown Jacksonville, works on the art mural on the outside wall of Reddi Arts in San Marco Monday afternoon February 8, 2010. Yvonne said, “We try to expose people to the art world” when she was speaking about her passion for art and reasons for founding The Art Center. (The Florida Times-Union, Jason Pratt)

Jason Pratt/Florida Times-Union

6/23/1: Thomas Walker pulls cable as Mitchell Warfuel works on the lift as they install mural panels and trellis cables Thursday afternoon. The Jaguar mural panels created by Jacksonville artists Jim Draper and Anne Banas that covered the boarded up windows of the historic Bostwick Building in downtown Jacksonville are in the final stages of being installed on their new home. The remaining pieces which were first painted in 1995 are being attached to the Albert Street side of the Weaver Center for Community Outreach on A. Philip Randolph Blvd. Mitchell Warfuel and Thomas Walker from Birken Construction Company have spent the last couple of weeks installing the panels and stringing cables on the side of the building from ground level to hear the roof that will act as a trellis for confederate jasmine plants which are to be planted along the wall.

6/23/1: Thomas Walker pulls cable as Mitchell Warfuel works on the lift as they install mural panels and trellis cables Thursday afternoon. The Jaguar mural panels created by Jacksonville artists Jim Draper and Anne Banas that covered the boarded up windows of the historic Bostwick Building in downtown Jacksonville are in the final stages of being installed on their new home. The remaining pieces which were first painted in 1995 are being attached to the Albert Street side of the Weaver Center for Community Outreach on A. Philip Randolph Blvd. Mitchell Warfuel and Thomas Walker from Birken Construction Company have spent the last couple of weeks installing the panels and stringing cables on the side of the building from ground level to hear the roof that will act as a trellis for confederate jasmine plants which are to be planted along the wall.

Bob Self, Bob Self/Staff Photographer

1/9/16: Miami-based artists ER (R) and Kazilla work on a mural on the wall of The Hourglass Pub along Liberty Street at Bay in downtown Jacksonville, FL on Saturday January 9, 2016. The untitled work was commissioned by The Elbow, Downtown Jacksonville's Entertainment District.

1/9/16: Miami-based artists ER (R) and Kazilla work on a mural on the wall of The Hourglass Pub along Liberty Street at Bay in downtown Jacksonville, FL on Saturday January 9, 2016. The untitled work was commissioned by The Elbow, Downtown Jacksonville’s Entertainment District.

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07/09/16: Montavious Iceson, Jr., 2, intently places blue paint on one of the mural walls Saturday morning. The Jacksonville Kid's Mural Festival was held at the Jacksonville Landing on Saturday. Five mural walls were set up around the Landing. Kids used brushes and hands to paint the walls. The festival is a 2016 SPARK Grant Project funded by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

07/09/16: Montavious Iceson, Jr., 2, intently places blue paint on one of the mural walls Saturday morning. The Jacksonville Kid’s Mural Festival was held at the Jacksonville Landing on Saturday. Five mural walls were set up around the Landing. Kids used brushes and hands to paint the walls. The festival is a 2016 SPARK Grant Project funded by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

Bruce Lipsky

072713: Jacksonville artist Cal Oglesby works on the nose area of a face part of a mural he is painting on the side of The Norm on College Street and Willow Branch in Riverside Saturday July 27, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. The mural, with a working title of the Faces of the Norm, is a month-long project commissioned by the owner of the business. Oglesby modeled the mural after buildings in Savannah in an effort to compliment the historic district. This mural is one of several, including one on the side of The Salty Fig restaurant being painted in the Riverside/Avondale area.

072713: Jacksonville artist Cal Oglesby works on the nose area of a face part of a mural he is painting on the side of The Norm on College Street and Willow Branch in Riverside Saturday July 27, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. The mural, with a working title of the Faces of the Norm, is a month-long project commissioned by the owner of the business. Oglesby modeled the mural after buildings in Savannah in an effort to compliment the historic district. This mural is one of several, including one on the side of The Salty Fig restaurant being painted in the Riverside/Avondale area.

Kelly Jordan, Kelly Jordan

8/9/12: Dorothy Gordon shields herself from Thursday afternoon's rain showers as she makes her way down Kings Road past the mural painted on the side of the Shaw Lumber building.

8/9/12: Dorothy Gordon shields herself from Thursday afternoon’s rain showers as she makes her way down Kings Road past the mural painted on the side of the Shaw Lumber building.

Bob Self, Bob Self/Staff

6/16/16: Nicole Holderbaum, (atop scaffold) a mural artist from Atlantic Beach works on her 100 X 20 foot mural on the side of Large Document Imaging, Inc. at Park Street and Rosselle Street Thursday, June 16, 2016. The project has been in the works for a couple of months, slowed as she juggled other projects around town, but according to Holderbaum it has been the focus of her energy for the last two weeks, working mostly in the evenings because of the summer heat.

6/16/16: Nicole Holderbaum, (atop scaffold) a mural artist from Atlantic Beach works on her 100 X 20 foot mural on the side of Large Document Imaging, Inc. at Park Street and Rosselle Street Thursday, June 16, 2016. The project has been in the works for a couple of months, slowed as she juggled other projects around town, but according to Holderbaum it has been the focus of her energy for the last two weeks, working mostly in the evenings because of the summer heat.

Bob Self, Bob Self/Staff Photographer

6/17/13: Felicia Asteinza and Joey Fillastre who make up Milagros Art Collective work on their abstract mural located on the corner of Adams and Market Streets Monday afternoon. The first two of four planned 52 foot tall stair tower murals are taking form on the parking garage on the 200 block of East Adams Street. Two teams of artists are making their marks on the Yates Parking Garage as part of the City of Jacksonville's Art in Public Places collection which is overseen by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

6/17/13: Felicia Asteinza and Joey Fillastre who make up Milagros Art Collective work on their abstract mural located on the corner of Adams and Market Streets Monday afternoon. The first two of four planned 52 foot tall stair tower murals are taking form on the parking garage on the 200 block of East Adams Street. Two teams of artists are making their marks on the Yates Parking Garage as part of the City of Jacksonville’s Art in Public Places collection which is overseen by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union

8/17/14: Jacksonville Painter Cal Oglesby works on his latest downtown mural project entitled The Holy Spirit In E Minor on the wall of the Ocean Street building that also houses Burro Bar Sunday afternoon, August 17, 2014. Oglesby's mural incorporates the images of a Shaman, a South American Child Warrior and Pablo Escobar and deals with the theme of Choice according to Oglesby.

8/17/14: Jacksonville Painter Cal Oglesby works on his latest downtown mural project entitled The Holy Spirit In E Minor on the wall of the Ocean Street building that also houses Burro Bar Sunday afternoon, August 17, 2014. Oglesby’s mural incorporates the images of a Shaman, a South American Child Warrior and Pablo Escobar and deals with the theme of Choice according to Oglesby.

Bob Self, Bob Self/Staff Photographer

7/12/16: With a construction wall blocking off his work area from the rest of the Jacksonville painter and standing atop a scaffold, Thom Buttner works on the new mural commissioned for a wall of the Children's Library of the main Library building in downtown Jacksonville Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Buttner, an art teacher at Atlantic Coast High School is working with sculptor Jim Smith and photographer Mary Atwood to create the 50 foot long artwork incorporating incorporate 3D elements, depicting children riding birds, insects and local marine life. The project is scheduled for completion later this summer.

7/12/16: With a construction wall blocking off his work area from the rest of the Jacksonville painter and standing atop a scaffold, Thom Buttner works on the new mural commissioned for a wall of the Children’s Library of the main Library building in downtown Jacksonville Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Buttner, an art teacher at Atlantic Coast High School is working with sculptor Jim Smith and photographer Mary Atwood to create the 50 foot long artwork incorporating incorporate 3D elements, depicting children riding birds, insects and local marine life. The project is scheduled for completion later this summer.

Bob Self, Bob Self/Staff Photographer

06/07/16: Walkers make their way under the Main Street Bridge past Kate Garcia Rouh's mirrored mural titled

06/07/16: Walkers make their way under the Main Street Bridge past Kate Garcia Rouh’s mirrored mural titled “Mirrored River: Where do you see Yourself?” Tuesday afternoon, June 7, 2016 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

Will Dickey, Will Dickey

05/27/15: Shaun Thurston hangs

05/27/15: Shaun Thurston hangs “Hemming Terrarium” a 150-foot mural commissioned by Hemming Park and partners on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Jacksonville, Florida. Fellow artist Overstreet Ducasse helped to attach the mural to a fence surrounding Hemming Park’s on-site storage area. (Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

Bruce Lipsky, Bruce Lipsky

9/23/15: Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston works on his latest mural project on the East facing wall of Burrito Gallery in Brooklyn Station on Riverside. When finished the mural will depict a stylized alligator viewed from an underwater perspective. Thurston, 35 has created 30 to 40 mural projects around Jacksonville, many of them tucked away out of public view. He was commissioned to do this project which should take a couple of weeks to complete using 60 to 80 cans of spray paint.

9/23/15: Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston works on his latest mural project on the East facing wall of Burrito Gallery in Brooklyn Station on Riverside. When finished the mural will depict a stylized alligator viewed from an underwater perspective. Thurston, 35 has created 30 to 40 mural projects around Jacksonville, many of them tucked away out of public view. He was commissioned to do this project which should take a couple of weeks to complete using 60 to 80 cans of spray paint.

Bob Self, Bob Self/Staff Photographer

05/24/16: Cal Oglesby hand paints a black and white mural of historic Five Points and Riverside images on the front of the Wall Street Deli and Lounge on Park Street. Oglesby, who's mural is near completion, has been working on the project for two weeks.

05/24/16: Cal Oglesby hand paints a black and white mural of historic Five Points and Riverside images on the front of the Wall Street Deli and Lounge on Park Street. Oglesby, who’s mural is near completion, has been working on the project for two weeks.

Bruce Lipsky

Bob.Self@jacksonville.com--3/14/14--Riverside resident Kemeys (cq)soaks up a little sun as he takes a break from assisting artist Shaun Thurston with his latest mural project Friday afternoon, March 14, 2014. Thurston has begun a new mural on the Davis Furniture building located at the intersection of West Forsyth and Jefferson Streets on the edge of downtown Jacksonville. The mural will consist of images of crystals and will wrap the corner of the building. The crystals are a motif that appear in a number of his murals around town.

[email protected]–3/14/14–Riverside resident Kemeys (cq)soaks up a little sun as he takes a break from assisting artist Shaun Thurston with his latest mural project Friday afternoon, March 14, 2014. Thurston has begun a new mural on the Davis Furniture building located at the intersection of West Forsyth and Jefferson Streets on the edge of downtown Jacksonville. The mural will consist of images of crystals and will wrap the corner of the building. The crystals are a motif that appear in a number of his murals around town. “Nature will take all these elements and construct them into all these beautiful structures” said Thurston as he stepped away from his work to get perspective of the work in progress. “and an artist takes what he has and turns that into a beautiful image.” The building, which has been sitting empty for years has recently gone under contract with Steve Williams, the President of Harbinger Sign Inc. and principal of Florida Mining Gallery who has plans to turn it into a multi use space with possible restaurant and retail space as well as artist studio and living space. (The Florida Times-Union/Bob Self)

Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union

3/23/12: Graffiti artist Trek 6 from Miami, FL works on his 20 foot tall rendering of Ray Charles on the wall of the Cork building Friday afternoon, March, 23, 2012. He cited Ray Charles' Jacksonville connection for his inspiration.

3/23/12: Graffiti artist Trek 6 from Miami, FL works on his 20 foot tall rendering of Ray Charles on the wall of the Cork building Friday afternoon, March, 23, 2012. He cited Ray Charles’ Jacksonville connection for his inspiration. “Most of the time when I do my murals I try to do something that is relevant to the community. I also wanted to pick someone that the local community could relate to and respect” said Trek 6. About a dozen graffiti artists from around the South Eastern U.S. as well as local artists have converged on the exterior walls of the Cork gallery building as part of “Collective”, an event modeled on a similar event held at Art Basil last year in Miami. Organizer Lizzie Easton from Miami organized the Miami event and decided to bring it to Jacksonville. She sold the idea to her brother that owns the buildings that house Cork and the artists were turned loose on about 600 linear feet of the building’s exterior.

Bob Self, Bob Self/Staff

3/18/13: Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston works on his latest mural project above Chamblin's Uptown on Laura Street in downtown Jacksonville. When completed the roughly 16 by 32 foot mural will depict a fantasy scene of floating islands with a wolf hunting a deer.

3/18/13: Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston works on his latest mural project above Chamblin’s Uptown on Laura Street in downtown Jacksonville. When completed the roughly 16 by 32 foot mural will depict a fantasy scene of floating islands with a wolf hunting a deer. “A displaced environment for the predator and prey to interact” according to Thurston who’s other high profile mural can be found on Lomax St. in 5-Points. This mural is one of several that have been commissioned for downtown by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. Thurston started his spray painted creation over the weekend and expects it to take two weeks to be finished.

Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union

6/6/13: Grand Park resident Roosevelt Knight makes his way past a bright and cheery mural on the 8th. street side of a building at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue Thursday morning as he makes his way to visit a friend despite the day's tropical storm rains. Tropical storm Andrea dumped rains on Jacksonville as it moved from the Gulf of Mexico toward the Atlantic Ocean.

6/6/13: Grand Park resident Roosevelt Knight makes his way past a bright and cheery mural on the 8th. street side of a building at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue Thursday morning as he makes his way to visit a friend despite the day’s tropical storm rains. Tropical storm Andrea dumped rains on Jacksonville as it moved from the Gulf of Mexico toward the Atlantic Ocean.

Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union

4/6/14: Cal Oglesby from Jacksonville's Riverside neighborhood works on a 115 foot long mural of the Buddha Siddhartha Sunday afternoon, April 6, 2014. Oglesby's canvas is the wall of Big Pete's restaurant facing Forsyth Street at the intersection of Julia Street overlooking a parking lot belonging to EverBank so his work time is limited to days and hours when the parking lot is empty. According to Oglesby his painting is based on a statue in Malaysia that is 160 foot long. The teachings of Buddha Siddhartha were the basis of Buddhism.

4/6/14: Cal Oglesby from Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood works on a 115 foot long mural of the Buddha Siddhartha Sunday afternoon, April 6, 2014. Oglesby’s canvas is the wall of Big Pete’s restaurant facing Forsyth Street at the intersection of Julia Street overlooking a parking lot belonging to EverBank so his work time is limited to days and hours when the parking lot is empty. According to Oglesby his painting is based on a statue in Malaysia that is 160 foot long. The teachings of Buddha Siddhartha were the basis of Buddhism. “I’ve been wanting to do a big character” said Oglesby and when he discovered the owner of the business who’s wall he wanted to paint was from Malaysia, it seemed like a good fit. Oglesby plans to get it most of the way done in time for the start of the upcoming One Spark event.

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5/18/06: A student makes his way past a portion of the multi faced

5/18/06: A student makes his way past a portion of the multi faced “Family of Man” mural inside the FCCJ downtown campus building painted by local artist and FCCJ professor Anne Banas. The 60 by 16 foot painting painted in 1991 was done with the assistance of a mural painting class taught by Banas. “When I do mural projects I do them with a group of people” Said Banas. “I really like turning people on to their potential.” The added challenge is getting creative people to all work together towards the same goal. “Getting a group of artists to work together in an interesting sociological experiment.” She added, explaining that all the artists working together have to work out a standardized style of brush marks an work towards consensus. “It’s really the antithesis of what most artists do.” Banas led a team of artists that also painted the giant Jaguar players mural that graced the downtown in the summer of 1998 which was painted over right before Jacksonville hosted the Super Bowl in 2005.

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6/27/16: Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston has become known for his murals. His latest now decorates the wall outside the front of the Museum of Science & History. His working concept was

6/27/16: Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston has become known for his murals. His latest now decorates the wall outside the front of the Museum of Science & History. His working concept was “macro to micro Florida,” with three main panels, one depicting an astronaut afloat in the universe, a second depicting prehistoric Florida, and their depicting tiny creatures that are native to Florida.

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6/8/07: A patient in the Alzheimer's Unit at St. Catherine Laboure Manor sits silently in his wheelchair looking over the waterfront scene in a painted mural at the 1750 Stockton Street facility in Jacksonville, FL, Friday, June 8, 2007. As part of a program with the Cummer Museum and Gardens, several artists worked over a period of three years to complete a continuous stretch of murals that covers the corridors and common areas in the unit. A study by hospital staff showed that after the artwork was completed, patients seemed less likely to wander and resist care than before the paintings were there.

6/8/07: A patient in the Alzheimer’s Unit at St. Catherine Laboure Manor sits silently in his wheelchair looking over the waterfront scene in a painted mural at the 1750 Stockton Street facility in Jacksonville, FL, Friday, June 8, 2007. As part of a program with the Cummer Museum and Gardens, several artists worked over a period of three years to complete a continuous stretch of murals that covers the corridors and common areas in the unit. A study by hospital staff showed that after the artwork was completed, patients seemed less likely to wander and resist care than before the paintings were there.

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8/19/15: Reflected in the roof of a parked car, Maiya Phillips works on the barnyard scene mural as she and M.J. Hinson paint the walls of the North Main Street and 17th. Street building that housed the old Cotten's Bar-B-Q restaurant as it is being prepared for reopening. After closing its doors a year ago following a legendary 68 year run feeding locals as well as Jacksonville's power brokers, Cotten's Bar-B-Q on North Main Street is about to get new life. With new ownership overseen by John Hayes, who grew up eating there, they are gutting out the building and making long overdue repairs, hoping to be open for business by mid September as Fred Cotten's Landmark Bar-B-Q and offering pork, beef, chicken, ribs and adding local seafood to their traditional offerings according to Hayes.

8/19/15: Reflected in the roof of a parked car, Maiya Phillips works on the barnyard scene mural as she and M.J. Hinson paint the walls of the North Main Street and 17th. Street building that housed the old Cotten’s Bar-B-Q restaurant as it is being prepared for reopening. After closing its doors a year ago following a legendary 68 year run feeding locals as well as Jacksonville’s power brokers, Cotten’s Bar-B-Q on North Main Street is about to get new life. With new ownership overseen by John Hayes, who grew up eating there, they are gutting out the building and making long overdue repairs, hoping to be open for business by mid September as Fred Cotten’s Landmark Bar-B-Q and offering pork, beef, chicken, ribs and adding local seafood to their traditional offerings according to Hayes.

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4/13/93: Mitchelle Eddy, 21, a architecture student at Florida Community College at Jacksonville, paints part of a mural being erected to help beautify the Hemming Plaza Skyway Station construction site. City Councilperson Ginny Myrick asked the Arts Assembly to come up with an art project to cover the construction at Hemming Plaza which has been described as an eye sore. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has come through with funding for the supplies for the 120-foot-mural, which depicts a progression of art history in a colorful style. FCCj art professors Carolyn Maynard and Ann Banas recruited students, volunteers, and passerbys to participate in the completion of the mural. The mural should be completed by Friday.

4/13/93: Mitchelle Eddy, 21, a architecture student at Florida Community College at Jacksonville, paints part of a mural being erected to help beautify the Hemming Plaza Skyway Station construction site. City Councilperson Ginny Myrick asked the Arts Assembly to come up with an art project to cover the construction at Hemming Plaza which has been described as an eye sore. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has come through with funding for the supplies for the 120-foot-mural, which depicts a progression of art history in a colorful style. FCCj art professors Carolyn Maynard and Ann Banas recruited students, volunteers, and passerbys to participate in the completion of the mural. The mural should be completed by Friday.

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9/7/22: Jacksonville artist Keith Doles works to fine tune the painting of the new lion mural located on the Hendricks Avenue side of the San Marco Community Church Wednesday evening, September 7, 2022. The 38 feet tall by 83 foot wide work is being done by 7 artist with the Bridge artist group who have been working evenings until midnight to beat the summer heat although Doles said

9/7/22: Jacksonville artist Keith Doles works to fine tune the painting of the new lion mural located on the Hendricks Avenue side of the San Marco Community Church Wednesday evening, September 7, 2022. The 38 feet tall by 83 foot wide work is being done by 7 artist with the Bridge artist group who have been working evenings until midnight to beat the summer heat although Doles said “one night we did an all nighter and saw the sunrise.” The lion is named Emergence after one of the three lions in the lion fountain in the middle of the San Marco business district and the letters spelling out San Marco are filled with representations of neighborhood landmarks. Weather permitting, Doles expects the project to be finished in the next few days.

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7/18/23: A mural is painted on a wall near the restrooms at the new Miller Electric Center at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. Selected guests and media witnessed speeches, a ribbon cutting and tour of the new facilities.

7/18/23: A mural is painted on a wall near the restrooms at the new Miller Electric Center at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. Selected guests and media witnessed speeches, a ribbon cutting and tour of the new facilities.

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4/18/24: Bartender Daniela Martinez, left, prepares a drink near a mural by Nicole ÒNicoÓ Holderbaum and customer Jamie Lepp at Tulua Bistro in Jacksonville, Fla. The popular Jacksonville Beach restaurant recently opened a second location in historic Springfield.

4/18/24: Bartender Daniela Martinez, left, prepares a drink near a mural by Nicole ÒNicoÓ Holderbaum and customer Jamie Lepp at Tulua Bistro in Jacksonville, Fla. The popular Jacksonville Beach restaurant recently opened a second location in historic Springfield.

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4/15/22: Rachel Raneri, left, and Kate Rouh walk during an unveiling and cocktail social Friday, April 15, 2022 at Rethreaded's Delores Barr Weaver Campus of Hope in Jacksonville. The new art installation, Reclaiming the Light: A Survivor's Journey, includes murals and mosaics drawing attention to human trafficking. It was co-designed by artists Nico and RouxArt.

4/15/22: Rachel Raneri, left, and Kate Rouh walk during an unveiling and cocktail social Friday, April 15, 2022 at Rethreaded’s Delores Barr Weaver Campus of Hope in Jacksonville. The new art installation, Reclaiming the Light: A Survivor’s Journey, includes murals and mosaics drawing attention to human trafficking. It was co-designed by artists Nico and RouxArt.

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2/2/23: A wolf skull mural by local artist Chuck Jackson dominates the dining area of Lone Wolf Co. Thursday, February 2, 2023. Lone Wolf Co. sandwich shop located at 1500 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville, Beach offers specialty sandwiches with a punk rock vibe.

2/2/23: A wolf skull mural by local artist Chuck Jackson dominates the dining area of Lone Wolf Co. Thursday, February 2, 2023. Lone Wolf Co. sandwich shop located at 1500 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville, Beach offers specialty sandwiches with a punk rock vibe.

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1/18/22: David Nackashi puts the final touches on his Cowford mural on the support for the southbound span of the Acosta Bridge Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Jacksonville muralist David Nackashi is working to finish his latest downtown mural of cracker cows fording the Saint Johns River on the uprights below the Acosta Bridge. The image is a nod to Jacksonville's original name, Cowford, dating back to the 18th century when Jacksonville was a British settlement.

1/18/22: David Nackashi puts the final touches on his Cowford mural on the support for the southbound span of the Acosta Bridge Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Jacksonville muralist David Nackashi is working to finish his latest downtown mural of cracker cows fording the Saint Johns River on the uprights below the Acosta Bridge. The image is a nod to Jacksonville’s original name, Cowford, dating back to the 18th century when Jacksonville was a British settlement.

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11/05/17: The mural painting duo of Elolodie Arshak (left) and Fabio Lopez, know as Dourone, paint the side of a parking structure on Julia at Forsyth Streets as part of the 2017 ArtRepublic. This year ArtRepublic will add 17 murals to Jacksonville compared to last year's 11.

11/05/17: The mural painting duo of Elolodie Arshak (left) and Fabio Lopez, know as Dourone, paint the side of a parking structure on Julia at Forsyth Streets as part of the 2017 ArtRepublic. This year ArtRepublic will add 17 murals to Jacksonville compared to last year’s 11.

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6/24/22: Protesters walk past a mural Friday, June 24, 2022 in downtown Jacksonville. Hundreds came out express disappointment in today's Supreme Court 5-4 overturning the 1973 Roe vs. Wade case. The decision eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion. The crowd protested with signs and chants outside the Duval County Courthouse, hosted speakers, and capped off the night with a march through downtown.

6/24/22: Protesters walk past a mural Friday, June 24, 2022 in downtown Jacksonville. Hundreds came out express disappointment in today’s Supreme Court 5-4 overturning the 1973 Roe vs. Wade case. The decision eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion. The crowd protested with signs and chants outside the Duval County Courthouse, hosted speakers, and capped off the night with a march through downtown.

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10/14/16: Work was underway on a large scale mural project on the West facing wall of the Forsyth Street parking garage Friday, October 14. 2016 being created by Andreas Von Chrzanowski aka, Case, and his wife Samira from Frankfurt, Germany. Their work is the first of 14 murals to be created in Jacksonville's urban core as part of the Art Republic event to be held November 10-13 which is being curated by Jessica Santiago of Wall Street Fine Art. The Forsyth Street piece was locally inspired by the husband and wife team who just finished working in Haiti, and have scheduled projects in Brooklyn, NY, West Palm Beach, Bogota, Columbia, Dubai, Miami and Shri Lanka before returning to Germany for Christmas. According to Samira, after seeing history repeating itself around the world they wanted to bring attention to the fact that

10/14/16: Work was underway on a large scale mural project on the West facing wall of the Forsyth Street parking garage Friday, October 14. 2016 being created by Andreas Von Chrzanowski aka, Case, and his wife Samira from Frankfurt, Germany. Their work is the first of 14 murals to be created in Jacksonville’s urban core as part of the Art Republic event to be held November 10-13 which is being curated by Jessica Santiago of Wall Street Fine Art. The Forsyth Street piece was locally inspired by the husband and wife team who just finished working in Haiti, and have scheduled projects in Brooklyn, NY, West Palm Beach, Bogota, Columbia, Dubai, Miami and Shri Lanka before returning to Germany for Christmas. According to Samira, after seeing history repeating itself around the world they wanted to bring attention to the fact that “education is the key to make change and to stop making the same mistakes.” Most of the books represented in the mural were found at Chamblin’s Uptown used bookstore on Laura Street.

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5/16/17: Graffiti artist Kyle Monteiro works on a Looney Tunes cartoon mural on a Talleyrand Avenue warehouse that houses food trucks Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Plans are underway to make the building a food truck venue that will be called the Up In Smoke Fat Chance Tom Saloon on sports game days. He has worked on the mural for about a month and has used almost 300 cans of spray paint.

5/16/17: Graffiti artist Kyle Monteiro works on a Looney Tunes cartoon mural on a Talleyrand Avenue warehouse that houses food trucks Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Plans are underway to make the building a food truck venue that will be called the Up In Smoke Fat Chance Tom Saloon on sports game days. He has worked on the mural for about a month and has used almost 300 cans of spray paint.

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02/16/17: Murray Hill resident Lucas Garcia waits for his bus backed by a large brightly colored mural and the word Grow painted along Post Street at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue in Murray Hill Thursday, February 16, 2017. The mural is the work of a team of graphic designers from Flagler College and was painted in 2016 as part of the Murray Hill Mural Project. The mural projects are spearheaded by Jason Tetlak who has worked with artists and business owners, securing donations to dress up the up and coming area of Jacksonville. The sixth mural is scheduled to be started in March.

02/16/17: Murray Hill resident Lucas Garcia waits for his bus backed by a large brightly colored mural and the word Grow painted along Post Street at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue in Murray Hill Thursday, February 16, 2017. The mural is the work of a team of graphic designers from Flagler College and was painted in 2016 as part of the Murray Hill Mural Project. The mural projects are spearheaded by Jason Tetlak who has worked with artists and business owners, securing donations to dress up the up and coming area of Jacksonville. The sixth mural is scheduled to be started in March.

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Cali Monteleone, 4 from Jacksonville's Northside runs over a newly painted portrait mural by artist Brook Ramsey during Saturday's Color Me Kona event. Color Me Kona, billed as the world's largest coloring book drew a crowd Saturday, November 17, 2017 at Jacksonville's historic Kona Skate Park where families could take part in large scale art projects, see newly created murals in the park, partake of food and other vendors and take advantage of free skateboarding clinics. The event was held as a fundraiser for the Jax Kid's Mural Project and participants were asked for a donation of any amount or donate children's books for the art program that serves children in title 1 schools. According to Nicole Holderbaum, the founder of the Tax Kid's Mural Project and organizer of the event, she had at least 100 volunteers helping out. Most of the promotions for the event were done online and by word of mouth with people showing up from West Palm Beach, Orlando and Gainesville.

Cali Monteleone, 4 from Jacksonville’s Northside runs over a newly painted portrait mural by artist Brook Ramsey during Saturday’s Color Me Kona event. Color Me Kona, billed as the world’s largest coloring book drew a crowd Saturday, November 17, 2017 at Jacksonville’s historic Kona Skate Park where families could take part in large scale art projects, see newly created murals in the park, partake of food and other vendors and take advantage of free skateboarding clinics. The event was held as a fundraiser for the Jax Kid’s Mural Project and participants were asked for a donation of any amount or donate children’s books for the art program that serves children in title 1 schools. According to Nicole Holderbaum, the founder of the Tax Kid’s Mural Project and organizer of the event, she had at least 100 volunteers helping out. Most of the promotions for the event were done online and by word of mouth with people showing up from West Palm Beach, Orlando and Gainesville.

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2/16/17: Riverside resident Millie Giallombardo rolls her bike away from Britt Spencer's mural Lasso painted in 2016 on the side of a building along the 1000 block of Edgewood Avenue in Murray Hill Thursday afternoon, February 16, 2017. Giallombardo was out on a bike ride and stopped to photograph her bike against the artwork. Spencer's mural is part of the Murray Hill Mural Project. The mural projects are spearheaded by Jason Tetlak who has worked with artists and business owners, securing donations to dress up the up and coming area of Jacksonville. The sixth mural is scheduled to be started in March.

2/16/17: Riverside resident Millie Giallombardo rolls her bike away from Britt Spencer’s mural Lasso painted in 2016 on the side of a building along the 1000 block of Edgewood Avenue in Murray Hill Thursday afternoon, February 16, 2017. Giallombardo was out on a bike ride and stopped to photograph her bike against the artwork. Spencer’s mural is part of the Murray Hill Mural Project. The mural projects are spearheaded by Jason Tetlak who has worked with artists and business owners, securing donations to dress up the up and coming area of Jacksonville. The sixth mural is scheduled to be started in March.

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4/30/20: William Abrams, part of a two man crew pressure cleaning the 24,000 square foot mural covered wall of the Enterprise Center parking garage next to the Omni Jacksonville hotel in downtown Jacksonville, Florida helps revive the color of the Flora and Fauna mural by James Peka painted in 2016 Thursday, April 30, 2020. According to Mark Rimmer with RTA Consulting that manages the garage the cleaning of all 40,000 square foot of the garage's exterior walls happens every 7 or 8 years and was scheduled for this summer but due to the closure of the Omni Jacksonville and the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts due to the COVID-19 pandemic the work was cleaning scheduled was moved up.

4/30/20: William Abrams, part of a two man crew pressure cleaning the 24,000 square foot mural covered wall of the Enterprise Center parking garage next to the Omni Jacksonville hotel in downtown Jacksonville, Florida helps revive the color of the Flora and Fauna mural by James Peka painted in 2016 Thursday, April 30, 2020. According to Mark Rimmer with RTA Consulting that manages the garage the cleaning of all 40,000 square foot of the garage’s exterior walls happens every 7 or 8 years and was scheduled for this summer but due to the closure of the Omni Jacksonville and the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts due to the COVID-19 pandemic the work was cleaning scheduled was moved up.

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2/16/17: Riverside resident Millie Giallombardo rolls her bike away from Britt Spencer's mural Lasso painted in 2016 on the side of a building along the 1000 block of Edgewood Avenue in Murray Hill Thursday afternoon, February 16, 2017. Giallombardo was out on a bike ride and stopped to photograph her bike against the artwork. Spencer's mural is part of the Murray Hill Mural Project. The mural projects are spearheaded by Jason Tetlak who has worked with artists and business owners, securing donations to dress up the up and coming area of Jacksonville. The sixth mural is scheduled to be started in March.

2/16/17: Riverside resident Millie Giallombardo rolls her bike away from Britt Spencer’s mural Lasso painted in 2016 on the side of a building along the 1000 block of Edgewood Avenue in Murray Hill Thursday afternoon, February 16, 2017. Giallombardo was out on a bike ride and stopped to photograph her bike against the artwork. Spencer’s mural is part of the Murray Hill Mural Project. The mural projects are spearheaded by Jason Tetlak who has worked with artists and business owners, securing donations to dress up the up and coming area of Jacksonville. The sixth mural is scheduled to be started in March.

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11/2/22: An in-progress mural of a Mayan-influenced jaguar by Jacksonville artist Dejane Anderson brightens a side of Kikki's Meals and Deals on A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, within sight of a new practice facility being built by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

11/2/22: An in-progress mural of a Mayan-influenced jaguar by Jacksonville artist Dejane Anderson brightens a side of Kikki’s Meals and Deals on A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, within sight of a new practice facility being built by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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8/24/22: A morning jogger runs past the new mural of the San Marco lion on the side of a portion of the Aspire Church on Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonville.

8/24/22: A morning jogger runs past the new mural of the San Marco lion on the side of a portion of the Aspire Church on Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonville.

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8/23/21: Ron Rothburg with one of his fleet of electric bicycles, this one custom painted by Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston, in front of the mural painted fence of his Avondale home.

8/23/21: Ron Rothburg with one of his fleet of electric bicycles, this one custom painted by Jacksonville artist Shaun Thurston, in front of the mural painted fence of his Avondale home.

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8/12/27: Artists Ramses Allen, lower left, and Corey Kreisel, in lift, put the final touches on

8/12/27: Artists Ramses Allen, lower left, and Corey Kreisel, in lift, put the final touches on “The Shadow of the Son” mural they are creating on the side of the building at 1505 N. Main St. in Jacksonville’s Springfield community. The mural, along with one on the southern side of the building, were commissioned by Sheryl Johnson, co-founder of the Jacksonville-based organization Hearts 4 Minds that makes connections with individuals needing mental health care and support resources available to them. The murals are part of the nonprofit’s initiative to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health with the dragonfly as their symbol for hope. According to Johnson, this mural represents “anybody’s ability to soar and change, no matter where they start.” The image is based on a photograph of Johnson’s son Alex when a dragonfly landed on his nose. According to his mother, “Alex passed away on August 12, 2017, after losing his battle with depression and anxiety. In a desperate attempt to feel better, he bought pills on the street laced with fentanyl and died.”

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4/28/22: Artist Grace Bio nears completion of the newest downtown Jacksonville mural,

4/28/22: Artist Grace Bio nears completion of the newest downtown Jacksonville mural, “The Roots That Ground Us.” The work on the Ocean Street side of the Jessie Ball duPont Center is a response to an invitation for artists to create a mural that reflected the Filipino American experience, and Bio’s family has deep roots in the Philippines. She said the figures represent different aspects of Filipino culture and the sacrifices to make it in the United States while helping to support their families overseas. The people in the mural don’t depict any particular individuals except the central two, who are Bio’s mother and niece, representing the handing down of traditions from one generation to another. Bio’s work also decorates the interior of the new Philippine restaurant Purple Roots on Southside Blvd.

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12/15/20: Artist Chris Clark photographer his vandalized artwork as he starts the process of repairing the work of vandals. Jacksonville artists Tatiana Kitchen, Maiya Elaine, and Chris Clark were repairing the vandalized mural work that they spent weeks creating Tuesday morning, December 15, 2020, as they scraped away residue and repainted much of the damage. The three large pieces covered the windows of a building on Blanding Blvd. just south of San Juan Av. and have been damaged twice in the last week, first with substances rubbed on the surfaces of the artwork and again with a solvent that caused the paints to run. According to Chris Clark with Black Mural Map https://blackmuralmap.com/mural-map-jax, a site that highlights the work of Jacksonville's Black mural artists, funds are being raised to cover the cost of repairs and additional materials needed to restore and finish the work which was created with the permission of the building's owner.

12/15/20: Artist Chris Clark photographer his vandalized artwork as he starts the process of repairing the work of vandals. Jacksonville artists Tatiana Kitchen, Maiya Elaine, and Chris Clark were repairing the vandalized mural work that they spent weeks creating Tuesday morning, December 15, 2020, as they scraped away residue and repainted much of the damage. The three large pieces covered the windows of a building on Blanding Blvd. just south of San Juan Av. and have been damaged twice in the last week, first with substances rubbed on the surfaces of the artwork and again with a solvent that caused the paints to run. According to Chris Clark with Black Mural Map https://blackmuralmap.com/mural-map-jax, a site that highlights the work of Jacksonville’s Black mural artists, funds are being raised to cover the cost of repairs and additional materials needed to restore and finish the work which was created with the permission of the building’s owner.

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10/1/20: The newly completed mural on the side of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Jacksonville, Florida by Jacksonville based artist Momo.

10/1/20: The newly completed mural on the side of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Jacksonville, Florida by Jacksonville based artist Momo.

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8/19/20: The photorealistic work of artist Hiero Veiga from Miami adorns the wall of a building on Madison Street just South of West Adams street. Hiero's work is among the newly completed and in progress murals being created by a mix of internationally know and local artists that make up the 2020 Art Republic urban mural project around and in downtown Jacksonville. Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

8/19/20: The photorealistic work of artist Hiero Veiga from Miami adorns the wall of a building on Madison Street just South of West Adams street. Hiero’s work is among the newly completed and in progress murals being created by a mix of internationally know and local artists that make up the 2020 Art Republic urban mural project around and in downtown Jacksonville. Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

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7/31/20: A Jacksonville resident can't help but look up at artist Traci Mims working on her portion of a mural depicting Monique Sampson, a female activist being featured in the Color Jax Blue initiative.

7/31/20: A Jacksonville resident can’t help but look up at artist Traci Mims working on her portion of a mural depicting Monique Sampson, a female activist being featured in the Color Jax Blue initiative.

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5/9/19: Iman Williams and her son Josiah, 5, walk by reflections of a colorful parking garage mural on a storefront window on Julia Street Thursday, May 9, 2019 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. It's across from a colorful mural on a parking garage.

5/9/19: Iman Williams and her son Josiah, 5, walk by reflections of a colorful parking garage mural on a storefront window on Julia Street Thursday, May 9, 2019 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. It’s across from a colorful mural on a parking garage.

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07/30/18: Images of a bloodied Charlie Griffin, Civil Rights Activist and NAACP leader Roy Wilkins and a young Rodney Hurst adorn the North side of the Eastside Brotherhood Club while Suzanne Pickett works on the West side of the building from a lift to add lettering to the Ax Handle Saturday mural being painted on the building located along A. Philip Randolph Avenue Monday, July 30, 2018. The mural project depicts the people involved in Jacksonville's Ax Handle Saturday attacks where a group of white's violently attacked a group of African-American youth in 1960 to break up the sit-in at the whites-only segregated lunch counter in the downtown Jacksonville W.T. Grant's department store. The project is a collaboration between the University of North Florida's Center for Urban Education and Policy which has spearhead the project, Suzanne Pickett's Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation which is working to create 12 mural projects along A. Philip Randolph Avenue depicting significant aspects of Eastside Jacksonville's history and mural artist Nicole

07/30/18: Images of a bloodied Charlie Griffin, Civil Rights Activist and NAACP leader Roy Wilkins and a young Rodney Hurst adorn the North side of the Eastside Brotherhood Club while Suzanne Pickett works on the West side of the building from a lift to add lettering to the Ax Handle Saturday mural being painted on the building located along A. Philip Randolph Avenue Monday, July 30, 2018. The mural project depicts the people involved in Jacksonville’s Ax Handle Saturday attacks where a group of white’s violently attacked a group of African-American youth in 1960 to break up the sit-in at the whites-only segregated lunch counter in the downtown Jacksonville W.T. Grant’s department store. The project is a collaboration between the University of North Florida’s Center for Urban Education and Policy which has spearhead the project, Suzanne Pickett’s Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation which is working to create 12 mural projects along A. Philip Randolph Avenue depicting significant aspects of Eastside Jacksonville’s history and mural artist Nicole “Nico” Holderbaum who founded the Jax Kid’s Mural Project. Rodney Hurst has also been working with local teens who are helping out with the mural to teach them about Jacksonville’s civil rights history. Hurst was 16 years old and the president of the NAACP Youth Council helping coordinate the protests against segregation when the events of August 27, 1960 unfolded. The mural is expected to be completed and officially unveiled for the upcoming anniversary of Ax Handle Saturday.

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11618: Syretta Matthews, a cashier and cook at Austin's Soul Food on North Main Street in Jacksonville, Florida cleans the tables as she prepares to open the restaurant for lunch on the day of the midterm election, November 6, 2018. The restaurant is decorated with two new murals of Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and will be hosting an election watch party later in the evening.

11618: Syretta Matthews, a cashier and cook at Austin’s Soul Food on North Main Street in Jacksonville, Florida cleans the tables as she prepares to open the restaurant for lunch on the day of the midterm election, November 6, 2018. The restaurant is decorated with two new murals of Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and will be hosting an election watch party later in the evening.

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11/16/18: Kenny and Kate Rouh carry in a mosaic panel of a sea turtle into the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal as they begin installing their work with Shaun Thurston's spray painted mural. Jacksonville mural artist Shaun Thurston and mosaic artists Kenny and Kate Rouh of RouxArt continue their work on their collaborative art installation in the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The piece is designed to honor Jacksonville's natural environment as well as the city's iconic skyline in a mix of mural painting and mosaic with a Right Whale as the centerpiece surrounded with other fish, a mosaic turtle and seabirds.

11/16/18: Kenny and Kate Rouh carry in a mosaic panel of a sea turtle into the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal as they begin installing their work with Shaun Thurston’s spray painted mural. Jacksonville mural artist Shaun Thurston and mosaic artists Kenny and Kate Rouh of RouxArt continue their work on their collaborative art installation in the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The piece is designed to honor Jacksonville’s natural environment as well as the city’s iconic skyline in a mix of mural painting and mosaic with a Right Whale as the centerpiece surrounded with other fish, a mosaic turtle and seabirds.

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11/28/16: Towering between the Hart and the Mathews bridges, Australian artist Guido van Helten's work in progress on the 150 foot tall towers at Lafarge North America Cement property in Jacksonville's Talleyrand area Monday, November 28, 2016. van Helten was in the final push to get the as yet unnamed project finished by Tuesday morning in order to make his afternoon flight back to Austraila. When completed the work will have been finished in four and a half days,

11/28/16: Towering between the Hart and the Mathews bridges, Australian artist Guido van Helten’s work in progress on the 150 foot tall towers at Lafarge North America Cement property in Jacksonville’s Talleyrand area Monday, November 28, 2016. van Helten was in the final push to get the as yet unnamed project finished by Tuesday morning in order to make his afternoon flight back to Austraila. When completed the work will have been finished in four and a half days, “probably the fastest I’ve ever painted” said van Helten. The work is the last of 11 murals to be created for this year’s Art Republic festival which brought mural painters from around the world to Jacksonville to create unique large scale works of art around the downtown area.

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8/19/20/ Miami artist Golden puts the finishing touches on his North Davis Street mural. Golden also participated in the previous Art Republic mural project an this new work of is among the newly completed and in progress murals being created by a mix of internationally know and local artists that make up the 2020 Art Republic urban mural project around and in downtown Jacksonville.

8/19/20/ Miami artist Golden puts the finishing touches on his North Davis Street mural. Golden also participated in the previous Art Republic mural project an this new work of is among the newly completed and in progress murals being created by a mix of internationally know and local artists that make up the 2020 Art Republic urban mural project around and in downtown Jacksonville.

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3/30/21: A tropical themed mural on what was an inside wall, exposed when the first building to be demolished in the Doro Fixture Company complex stood the day before Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Demolition has begun on the George Doro Fixture Company complex at 102 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. and Adams Street near the Jacksonville's sports complex East of Downtown. Rise Properties are readying the site for a new 8-story mixed use residential and retail development that will have 247 Apartments. There were concerns raised by preservationists as the oldest building in the complex was built in 1914 along what was previously named Florida Avenue and other structures were added in later years.

3/30/21: A tropical themed mural on what was an inside wall, exposed when the first building to be demolished in the Doro Fixture Company complex stood the day before Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Demolition has begun on the George Doro Fixture Company complex at 102 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. and Adams Street near the Jacksonville’s sports complex East of Downtown. Rise Properties are readying the site for a new 8-story mixed use residential and retail development that will have 247 Apartments. There were concerns raised by preservationists as the oldest building in the complex was built in 1914 along what was previously named Florida Avenue and other structures were added in later years.

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