On Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, from 9 am to noon, two new Crosswalks to Classrooms murals will be painted at Edison and Dale Mabry Elementary Schools (weather permitting). Artist Jay Giroux of the READ Movement will paint crosswalk murals featuring designs from popular elementary school books with book titles selected by each school. In advance of the mural project at Edison Elementary, the City designed and constructed a missing sidewalk connection at the mural intersection to improve pedestrian safety at the school.
Art on the Block is an initiative by Mayor Jane Castor that is envisioned to bring art and artists into the neighborhoods. The intent of this program is to make art accessible to all and to further incentivize curb appeal. Crosswalk murals also help to calm traffic by adding visual interest to an intersection or street. The City’s Crosswalks to Classrooms program supports the Vision Zero mission, eliminating all traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries, which is one key facet of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow. Crosswalk murals are effective tools for improving street safety, enhancing the livability of our streets, revitalizing public spaces, and bringing communities together.
WHO: Jay Giroux, artist
WHAT: Crosswalk murals to be painted
WHERE: Edison Elementary School: Intersection of E. Curtis Street & N 16th Street in Tampa(Saturday); Dale Mabry Elementary School: Intersection of W Estrella Street & S Hubert Avenue in Tampa (Sunday)
WHEN: Saturday, October 3rd and October 4thbetween 9:00 and 11:00 am
For additional information onsite, contact Danni Jorgenson at (813) 417-0218 or