Peacock Arts District Mural Program

The purpose of the Peacock Arts District Program is to promote and commemorate Fort Pierce’s rich cultural heritage, reinforce the growth of arts and culture within the city and increase tourism and economic development to the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency (FPRA) area. The project strives for diversity of style, scale, and media represented in a series of murals on buildings within the FPRA boundary. It will assist the FPRA in reaching its strategic vision as described in the 2020 FPRA Plan. 

Peacock Arts District (PAD) Mural Program Guidelines

The PAD Mural Program will be implemented as the first mural program for the FPRA beginning in 2023. It is part of a phased approach to increase the number of murals within the PAD over time.

Funding: The FPRA has allocated $40,000 to complete all murals in the program. It will be used to acquire artists, who will then be responsible for acquiring items needed to complete the mural such as paint, supplies, additional persons and equipment. The amount of funding allocated to each artist will be based on cost per square foot of the designated mural wall. Funding for the program is based on the annual availability of funds.

Payment Process: Artists will receive a portion of awarded funds upfront towards the cost of supplies, any all-other necessary items, and the rest will be provided after the completion of the mural. 


The Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency (FPRA) PAD Mural Program invites artists/muralists to compete for a public art commission to create murals on properties within the Peacock Arts District. 

Mural Theme: Mural designs should be inspired by the past, present, and future of the City of Fort Pierce. Artists can also use the city’s physical environment, diverse cultures, history and other unique events and features as inspiration for their designs.

Mural Designs: Please be aware, that there are 5 properties to choose from, and there are separate applications for each. You must submit no more than two mockup designs for each property that you choose. Different artists will be selected for each property. Please be sure that mockup design images appear clear and easy to view (e.g., no blur). Name each image with your first initial, last name and image number (example: JDoe1.jpg). Lastly, please be aware that artists are free to be creative with their use of the wall spaces as it relates to the amount of surface area that will be used in the designs.

Design Guidelines: Key factors in the design selection process is, appearance - visually attractive, creativity – uniqueness and appropriate use of elements of design to include implementation of the overall theme and property owner's requests (if applicable, property owner requests will be stated on the respective application), and originality – It is the original design of the artist, not having been published previously or ever received by others, nor is it a copy of another. Please note that designs that are very engaging and that provides a unique experience to others will be given great consideration.

Artists of all levels of experience are welcomed to apply.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions are now due March 26,2023 at 11:45pm 

Artists will be notified of their acceptance by FPRA staff. Notifications are expected to go out by May 2023.

Expectation of Artists:  Selected artists will be responsible for acquiring additional persons and all materials and equipment needed for the mural. Selected artists must enter into an agreement with the FPRA prior to the commencement of the mural.

Mural Design Selection: Mural designs will be selected through the collaborative input of the FPRA Board, FPRA Staff, FPRA Advisory Board, Arts and Culture Advisory Board, and participating property owners.

Mural Completion: Each mural completion date will vary due to the scope of each project. The FPRA intends to have all murals completed by August of 2023.

For questions or assistance please contact: Marsha Commond, Redevelopment Specialist, Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency, or call 772-742-9834.


Eligible Properties & Application: Eligible properties are those located within the yellow boundary as outlined in the image below. These properties are between 10th street and US-1 (which includes 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th street). Also, properties along Avenue A and Atlantic Ave are eligible. Due to limited funding, only properties within this area can participate at this time. The FPRA intends to expand the program to other areas in the PAD during the following fiscal year, if funds are available.

In addition, to be eligible for the program, properties being applied for must not have any liens, outstanding taxes due, nor major code violations that pose great threat to the safety and well-being of othersMinor violations may be given an exception if the property owner can bring them into compliance before the commencement of the mural. Minor violations include, but are not limited to, debris on the property, lawn violations, signage, derelict or inoperable vehicles, chipped/stained/rusted walls.

Please note that by submitting your application, it is not an acceptance into the program. Property Owners will be contacted by FPRA staff if their property is selected.

Application close Saturday, February 18 at 11:59 p.m. (Application is closed)

Expectation of Participating Property Owners: Selected property owners are primarily responsible for preparing and providing the wall space for the mural and the on-going maintenance of the mural once it is completed. Maintenance of hand painted murals generally requires the application of sealant every 3-5 years to keep the mural from damage like harsh sunlight, stains, or scuffs. It is incumbent upon the property owner to determine when maintenance is needed and to address it accordingly. Artists will be using UV protection paint and primer to help avoid fading. In addition, selected property owners must add the FPRA as additionally insured on their commercial insurance and provide a certificate of insurance as proof.

Property Owners must enter into an agreement with the FPRA before the commencement of the mural. 

Image of Eligible Properties:

 All properties within the yellow sections are eligible for the program. The red section represents the Peacock Arts District, and the orange section represents a portion of Orange Avenue. 

PAD Boundary_Mural Program