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American Flag mural, Downtown Tampa

80 foot American Flag mural painted by Scott LoBaido on Tampa Firefighters Museum
An 80 x 30 foot American Flag mural painted by Scott LoBaido in May 2013 on Tampa Firefighters Museum/2015 photonews247.com

DOWNTOWN TAMPA, FL – The 80′ x 30′ mural of the American Flag on the north wall of the Tampa Firefighters Museum was painted by American Artist Scott Lobaido in May 2013.

Lobiado’s most recent visit to Florida was on March 3 during his 50 STATE TOUR 2015 where he painted 9’x 70′ American Flag on the wall of the VFW Post 3270 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. See photos of Scott at jacksonville.com

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Electric Boxe with Tampa Theater mural, Channelside

CHANNEL DISTRICT/ TAMPA, FL – The Channel District is dotted with electric signal boxes with bright colorful murals.

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‘Viva Ybor’ mural by Chico Garcia, 7th Avenue

YBOR CITY/TAMPA, FL – DEC 8, 2014: The VIVA YBOR  is a colorful mural celebrating Ybor City on 7th Avenue created in October of 2012 by Artist, Chico Garcia.

The upper right is a bust-portrait of cigar entrepreneur, Vincente Martinez Ybor, with the Tampa Bay Hotel (now the University Of Tampa) in the background.  A yellow street car is layered behind the Have-A-Tampa Cigar Company logo which closed in 2009.

The Ybor City Rooster and Hen keep their celebrity status in the mural along with the bottom left image representing the tombstone of the famous Rooster, James E. Rooster.

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Rube jams on cigar box guitar on 7th Ave, Ybor City

HISTORIC YBOR CITY / TAMPA,  FL – Rube is a professional street musician that plays the blues near the Tequilas Rooster Bar on 7th Street in the historic Ybor City neighborhood on Tampa, FL.

Rube’s instrument was a guitar made out of a cigar box, and his music of choice…the blues played with fingers and a glass slide.

Ironically, while Rube was playing near the Rooster Bar, a real rooster was walking on the sidewalk as well.

Roosters are a common site in Ybor City since way back. One rooster became famous back in the day and is featured on the Viva Ybor Mural on 7th Ave.