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 will utilize budgeted funds to acquire artists and cover the expenses associated with the creation of the mural, such as paint, supplies 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.

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.

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Application close Saturday, February 18 at 11:59 p.m.

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 the mural 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 orange section represents a portion of Orange Avenue. 

PAD Boundary_Mural Program

Call for Artists Process: The FPRA will provide further information regarding the application process for artist as soon as it is available. Please stay tuned to this website and the City of Fort Pierce social media accounts.

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

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 Noel, Redevelopment Specialist, Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency, mnoel@cityoffortpierce.com or call 772-742-9834.