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Mural completed at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Woodlawn Street in Clearwater

The city of Clearwater’s Neighborhoods Division co-sponsored a two-day placemaking event yesterday and today with the painting of a mural at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Woodlawn Street in the Lake Bellevue neighborhood.

Lead artist Kumpa Tawornprom and volunteers painted at the intersection throughout the day on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14.

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The artist staged the area and painting an outline of the mural at 1 p.m. on Friday. Today, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the artist was joined by 20 volunteers to fill in the outline and complete the mural.

The event is in collaboration with FYI Community Partnerships Inc., Community Services Foundation, and the Lake Bellevue Neighbors group.

“When the Lake Bellevue Neighbors asked to be the first community to paint an intersection, we were thrilled,” said Clearwater Neighborhoods Coordinator Jordan Morang. “This is a great opportunity for the neighborhood to collaborate with an artist to create a piece of public art reflective of their identity. Community members have volunteered and will be helping to paint the mural, so this will be a true piece of community art.”

This is the first Paint the Pavement event in the city of Clearwater and those interested in starting a project of their own can visit https://www.myclearwater.com/residents/placemaking-programs/paint-the-pavement for more information on opportunities.   

For more information, contact Clearwater Neighborhoods Coordinator Jordan Morang at 727-562-4559. 

Lead artist Kumpa Tawornprom and Maranda Douglas from the FYI Partnerships Inc pose with the completed mural

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