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About

On October 15th, 2013 George and I bought the historic Rialto Theatre and immediately started hanging out on the roof for planning sessions overlooking the Downtown Tampa vista. 

New theater owner, brainstorming session and taking it all in!
New theater owner, brainstorming session and taking it all in!

 The fly's nest above the former stage created a huge structure above our roof line that screamed, "Put amazing art here for all of Tampa to see!" so that is what we have been trying to do.  

20x50 feet of canvas ready for art
20x50 feet of canvas ready for art

With the costs of renovating a 96 year old brick building, there is not much left for art installations so we are turning to the public; art supporters and those who drive by our building on Hwy 275 every day. 

Hwy 275 has the perfect view of our roof and downtown.
Hwy 275 has the perfect view of our roof and downtown.

 We love the large murals that are seen in major cities around the globe like Dublin, London, Chicago and want to see these master pieces in our community.

After an open call to artists and many drafts, we partnered with Tes One, who has created a number of awe-inspiring pieces for murals, print, galleries, and installations.  His design blends fine art with urban street style, with a digital vibe that is still very much human, and reaches a wide audience. 

Tes One mural located in St Petersburg, FL
Tes One mural located in St Petersburg, FL

I don't want to give too much away but it will put Tampa Heights and Downtown on the map, with the community craving more public art!

Tes One has donated his talents for our cause and that is a HUGE gift!  Outside of the design, the labor and materials will cost approximately $8,000.  Because we know we will be very proud of this installation, we want it to be seen all hours of the day and night.  We plan to install up lighting to light up the walls of the mural which adds just over $2000 to the project total.  We hope you all want to see this project happen as much as we do and will help spread the word and donate what you can to bring more public art to Tampa!

Thank you from the bottom of our art-loving hearts!

Hope and George, rooftop photo during their wedding at the Rialto
Hope and George, rooftop photo during their wedding at the Rialto

Risks and challenges

We have the artwork created by Tes One and approved by us for our unique structure. We have the materials and labor accounted for and ready to paint. We have a start date of January 10th 2015 as part of the Better Block Project on North Franklin Street. The only obstacles we can foresee are weather delays, since the mural is 40+ feet above the street and wind and rain could be an issue. No matter what, once we have the funds, the mural will happen!

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    Thanks for your support! We will give all of our donors a shout out on our social media feeds.

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    Everybody loves t-shirts and art, so how about we send you a cool new tee because you helped bring art to our community!

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    Be a part of our next art project and get your name on a permanent art installation at our building. Something about re-purposing old sprinkler heads into something creative gets me excited!

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    You really want to see this project happen in our neighborhood! In your honor, we will include you in a plaque to be installed inside our lobby (you don't want to have to climb to the roof to see a plaque!) as a major contributor to the Rialto Theatre Roof Mural Project.

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