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Contribute to history, culture, and art in Ybor City. We need additional resources to improve the mural with lighting and a viewing kiosk, as well as support other public art projects that enhance the historic district.

More About the Project

Columbia Restaurant – Gold
Rotary International – Gold
Safway – Gold
Sherwin Williams – Gold
Hoffman Porges Gallery – Gold
Kimmins Contracting Corp. – Silver
Vykin Corp. – Silver
Actsoft Corporation – Bronze
Brandon School of Dance Arts – Bronze
Cab Plus – Bronze
Chinthe Consulting – Bronze
Fabricated Products, Inc. – Bronze
Salem Enterprise Solutions – Bronze
Ybor Roundtable – Bronze
The Bad Monkey – Bronze


Landmark victory: American Journey has arrived
Creative Loafing - by NICOLE ABBETT
Date: Tue, May 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM
TAMPA — Not only does it best Ikea as the coolest thing on Adamo Drive, the mural is the largest of its kind in Florida.

Despite the sweltering heat, more than 100 people showed up to the dedication of the Adamo Drive Mural, American Journey, joining Mayor Bob Buckhorn and mural artist Michael Parker in a dedication ceremony to celebrate its official unobstructed view, allowing all a glimpse of Ybor City’s rich history.
The article at

Massive mural gives glimpses of Ybor's history
FOX 13 News - by Stef DiPietrantonio
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:27am
TAMPA — There is a huge mural up in Ybor City now that took more than a year to paint. It is a depiction of the rich immigrant history, not only for Ybor City, but also for "America's Journey," which is what the massive artwork is titled.
The article at

Along Adamo, a statement to match the bold history of Ybor City
Tampa Bay Times - by Richard Danielson, Times Staff Writer
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 4:30am
TAMPA — Rolling by on Adamo Drive, thousands of motorists have gotten glimpses under the scaffolding of the work in progress, but a huge mural painted to tell the story of Ybor City makes its official unobstructed debut next week.
The article at

Adamo Drive could become home to city's largest mural
10 News (WTSP) - by Preston Rudie, Reporter
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 6:01pm EDT
TAMPA — Adamo Drive could soon be home to the city's biggest mural. Organizers of the Adamo Drive Mural Project say they want to paint a mural on the Fabricated Products of Tampa building located at 17th St. and Adamo Dr.
The article at 10 News (WTSP)

Retired Air Force general David Scott, Nielsen combine forces to improve Ybor
Tampa Bay Business Journal - by Margie Manning, Senior Staff Writer
Date: Friday, March 25, 2011, 6:00am EDT
TAMPA — Business and neighborhood leaders in Ybor City want to identify and emulate the secret sauce that draws people to communities such as New Orleans’ French Quarter and Miami’s South Beach.
Read the entire article here (pdf)
The article at Tampa Bay Business Journal