American Flag mural, Downtown Tampa

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 […]

‘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 […]

Bronze sculpture of Roland Manteiga reading the ‘La Gaceta’

YBOR CITY, FL – Roland M. Manteiga was memorialized with this bronze sculpture of himreading the weekly edition of the La Gaceta, his family owned newspaper in Tampa, FL. Roland was well connected, and his column,  ‘As We Heard It’, became the local mid-20th century version of today’s political blogs, often breaking stories and predicting […]

Hot Wax – glassblowing in Ybor City

YBOR CITY/TAMPA FL – The Hot Wax Glass Co is similar to a 60s head shop  but with one-of-a-kind glass pipes that can be custom made just for you. Most of the glass pipes are hand made by professional glassblowers right in the store at a front-window workstation for passerby’s to see. Glassblowing is an art and goes […]

1603 Tattoo, Ybor City

YBOR CITY/TAMPA – Skip Sampson of 1603 Tattoo & Body Piercing Co won this years’ Best of the Bay readers choice award for ‘Best Tattoo Artist  2014 for the Tampa Bay area. Skip is the owner of 1603 Tattoo & Piercing in the Historic District of Ybor City and has 20-years experience creating awarding winning body art from New […]

Biggest Mural in Florida

TAMPA, FL – The Adamo Drive Mural Project is currently the biggest original outside artwork in the state of Florida, taking up two city blocks that covers around 12,000 square feet of surface area. Muralist Michael Parker along with visionary David Scott came up with a plan for the massive art project. Beginnings of Adamo […]

Aurora Lighting effects on Southshore Florida building

SUN CITY CENTER, FL – Aurora Lighting illuminates the Eye Associates building with blue-accent lighting during the night in a Southshore Florida community. The Eye Associates office building on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Sun City Center FL. Aurora panel-lights on top of pole in parking lot of eye clinic shine blue on office building at night […]