Murals in Mind

Mural by Miss Crit, Photo by Jenee Priebe

Art has always been a powerful medium for expressing emotions and experiences that words alone cannot convey. It has the ability to inspire, uplift, and heal, making it a valuable tool for promoting mental health. Murals In Mind, a collection of digital performances based on 12 murals in St. Petersburg, FL, is a unique initiative that harnesses the power of art to promote mental well-being.

Murals In Mind was created by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and a team of creatives with the aim of providing a gallery of free digital performances for people to experience art and its therapeutic benefits. Each digital performance is unique and inspired by the corresponding mural, creating a symbiotic relationship between the two.


The digital performances are embedded into PixelStix plaques at each participating mural, allowing community members and tourists to easily access and enjoy them.

Follow the below steps to experience any of the 12 murals that are apart of the Murals in Mind exhibit.

Note: If you don’t already have the PixelStix app, simply search for it on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

Samples from the gallery

One of the murals featured in Murals In Mind is “Nowness is the Portal” by artist Miss Crit. The digital performance inspired by this mural is a reading of a Anastasia Wirick poem by Bob Devin Jones. The performance, as well as the mural, aims to encourage visitors to reflect on the moments in life that ground us to the ‘here’ and ‘now’.

Another mural featured in Murals In Mind is “Pride & Love” by artist Jay Hoff. The corresponding digital performance is a simple conversation between Jay Hoff and his husband John Huls. They reflect on their own personal marriage story as well as share moments in life that bring them joy and reflection.


Murals In Mind is not only an innovative way to experience art, but it also serves as a reminder of the importance of mental health and well-being. In a world that can often be overwhelming and stressful, Murals In Mind offers a space for reflection, healing, and self-care.

If you’re in St Petersburg, be sure to check out Murals In Mind and experience the healing power of art for yourself.

Locations of all 12 Murals

Many organizations and talented people came together to make Murals in Mind possible. The exhibit was gifted to the city of St. Petersburg by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance on Valentines Day of 2023. All 12 murals that makeup the exhibit were originally curated by the SHINE Mural Festival. Murals in Mind is a registered trademark of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and was made possible with sponsorship from Community Foundation Tampa Bay & Love IV Lawrence.

Related Posts