Seminole Heights mural looks to inspire people to vote

Posted at 6:02 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 07:55:12-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A new mural in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood looks to inspire people to go to the polls on November 3.

The mural features the 1960s cultural icon Twiggy wearing a face mask with the word "vote" written across the front. It aims to display some of the challenges and concerns voters have dealt with while getting to the polls this election season; namely, COVID-19 safety.

St. Petersburg Artist Chad Mize created this art installation on the side of the Independent Bar & Cafe along busy Florida Avenue.

"Having this piece on such a busy street where people can see it, means a lot to me," Mize said.

Veronica Danko owns the Independent Bar & Cafe and commissioned the piece. She hopes it reminds people that every vote counts and inspires them to go to the polls on or before election day.

"It's just very important that people exercise their privilege and their right to vote especially this year," she said.

You can find this piece on the south-facing wall of the Independent Bar and Cafe, located at 5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603.