Over 20 colorful public art displays and murals celebrate nature, history and heritage across Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness, and Floral City on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
All around the world, community murals are becoming centerpieces of cities and towns, bringing people together to celebrate their local culture and history. They add color to building walls and streets, drawing attention to local businesses and landmarks, boosting local economies, and creating new ways to discover and interact with a city, its arts, and its people. Spanning a wide variety of graphic styles, these murals encourage people to slow down and appreciate their surroundings, and even serve as collective thought spaces, creating dialogue around important subjects or community issues.
This cultural phenomenon is riding a rising tide of creativity in four Old Florida towns along the central Gulf Coast – Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness, and Floral City – where more than 20 colorful murals have recently sprung up, to the delight of visitors and locals. Artists inspired by the area’s natural beauty have poured their hearts into each original work, highlighting local ecological and cultural icons, and helping fuel this growing community mural project.
Read on to discover where to find each mural and be sure to use #DiscoverCR when you post photos of your favorites on social media!