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ADAMO DRIVE MURAL DEDICATION - YBOR CITY
TUESDAY 21 MAY 2013
After 3 years of hard work we are ready to introduce florida's largest mural to the public!!
Dedication Ceremony is at 2pm at the project site on Adamo Drive between 17th and 18th Street.
Reception to follow at The Bad Monkey Pub 1717 E. 7th Ave, Ybor City.
Read all about the composition here!!
Click here to discover the stories behind the artwork of this mural!
Welcome to the
Adamo Drive Mural Project is a joint public and private effort to enhance the appeal
of the Ybor Historic District for visitors and residents. It’s value is twofold
– to create stunning public artworks and to inspire everyone to rediscover the unique
beauty and heritage of our National Historic District.
Adamo Drive Mural Project
The first mural will cover the rear exterior wall of a large building on the north
side of Adamo Drive between 18th and 19th Streets. At present the site reflects
a tired, weather-beaten, industrial park rather than the threshold of a vital community
and origin of a great city...
Mike Parker and Carl Cowden are well known local muralists with degrees from UT
and USF. They will engage community and youth groups throughout all aspects of design
and production. Mike intends to incorporate a Hillsborough Community College art
class into his project.
The Adamo Drive Mural Project is a public/private partnership with the City of Tampa,
Art Programs Division and the Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC). All work
will comply with city/county/state directives; YCDC vision plans, and Barrio Latino
historic preservation guidelines.
The mural is a public-private effort that has been in the planning stage for the last two years. In addition to the City of Tampa and Ybor City Development Corporation, the project has been supported by local businesses, including the Columbia Restaurant Group, Ybor City Rotary Club, Kimmins Construction Corp., Vykin Corp., Actsoft Corp., Hoffman Porges Gallery, Fabricated Products, Ybor City Round Table, Protective Coating Solutions, Inc., SAFWAY Scaffolding and Acccess Solutions, Corrosion Specialties, Inc., Sherwin Willliams Company, Ring Power/The CAT Rental Store, Glendale Painting Corp., Empire Paint, Brandon School of Dance Arts, Salem Enterprise Solutions, Radiant Oil, Bad Monkey Ybor, Special Forces Motorcycle Club, Cars Plus, Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, and La Gaceta.