Peacock Arts District Mural Program

Peacock Arts District Murals

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Artist Zoey A. Bridges
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Final Mural Design by Nico_605 Orange Ave
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Program Purpose

The purpose of the Peacock Arts District (PAD) Mural 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 PAD. It will assist the FPRA in reaching its strategic vision as described in the 2020 FPRA Plan. 

Property Owner Applications are available now until Sun. November 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.


Eligible Properties & Application: Eligible properties are commercial properties 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 Boston 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 future. 

In addition, to be eligible for the program, properties being applied for must not have any liens, outstanding taxes due, or major code violations that pose a great threat to the safety and well-being of others. Minor 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, and chipped/stained/rusted walls.

Note: Any property that has benefited from the program cannot be applied for.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Please note that submitting your application is not an acceptance into the program. Property Owners will be contacted by FPRA staff if their property is selected. Also, applicants with more than one property must submit an application for each property they wish to apply for. 

Expectation of Participating Property Owners: Selected property owners are primarily responsible for preparing and providing the wall space for the mural and the ongoing 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 to help avoid fading. 

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 from 10th street to US-1. 

PAD Targeted Corridor Map

Contact us: Marsha Commond, Redevelopment Specialist, 772-742-9834 or mcommond@cityoffortpierce.com

Program Update

August 16, 2023

The Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency (FPRA) recently hired artists to paint murals on participating properties along Orange Avenue. This was accomplished through a competitive application cycle earlier this year.  This initiative is part of the FPRA’s goal to establish the Peacock Arts District with more public art that can be easily seen and enjoyed by the community. There is power in art to attract positive attention and beautify an area all while creating a sense of community. Artists will be painting murals on the following properties: 500 Orange Avenue, 605 Orange Avenue, 616 Atlantic Avenue, and 710 Orange Avenue. All murals are anticipated to be completed in September. Artists who are participating in the program are Zoey A. Bridges, Nicole “Nico” Holderbaum, and Samara Ash. C. We encourage you to stop by and take a look. Stay tuned to the city’s social media and website for updates on the progress of the murals. 

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