On April 24, 2018, the Pier Public Art Committee selected public art for the St. Pete Pier™ with the following commissions awarded:
Nathan Mabry of California will create a coated steel, origami-inspired pelican that will greet visitors at the Entry Plaza of the new Pier.
Xenobia Bailey of New York will create a crochet designed mosaic that will go on a wall of the Spa Beach Pavilion.
Nick Ervinck of Belgium will create artwork at the Pier Head. His exact work will be dependent on budget and logistics of how the art will interface with the Pier Head building and surrounding area.
Note: the artwork depicted here are examples of the commissioned artists work and not necessarily the exact work that will be created for the Pier.
The City of St. Petersburg began a process in 2016 to select artists for public art within the Pier District. Art will be funded through the city’s Percentage for Art ordinance and a total of $488,000 is allocated for these commissions. It is anticipated that these installations will be timed to coincide with the opening of the new St. Pete Pier™ District in the Fall, 2019.