A longtime member in good standing of one of Pinellas County’s most exclusive clubs – professional mural artists – Derek Donnelly is today’s guest on the Arts Alive! podcast.
In this freewheeling, fascinating conversation, Donnelly recaps the origins of the St. Pete mural scene, going back to the mid-00s, when there was nothing much going on downtown. He was one of a dedicated core group that decided to change that up by painting the town red – and blue, and yellow, green et cetera.
And the work continues. This week, he’s completing the largest mural of his career, a commercial job on two massive exterior walls of the towering Hiatus Hotel, on Clearwater Beach.
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