Did you know the “Entrance Doodle Wall” is similar to the first chapter of your favorite story? It foreshadows the mysteries you’ll discover throughout Fairgrounds St. Pete!
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at Chad Mize sharing the process of making the “Entrance Doodle Wall”.
It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and dedication that our participating artists and Fairgrounds St. Pete team put into creating the work you get to now enjoy!
Scroll on to see BTS images of making the “Entrance Doodle Wall”
Chad Mize is a multimedia artist, designer, and muralist residing in St. Pete, Florida. He was born in New Orleans, LA in 1974 and then moved to Tampa Bay, where he spent most of his childhood. An early interest in art resulted in his earning a BFA in Visual Communications at the University of Mississippi. With a love for past and contemporary culture, he takes a humorous, tongue-in-cheek approach to his designs, which include playful doodles, colorful patterns, political art, and graphics with text. In 2010, Mize opened BLUELUCY, a St. Petersburg gallery that represented over 450 local and national artists. When the gallery closed in 2015, Mize founded his own lifestyle and design brand, CHIZZY. His contributions to the thriving St. Pete art scene also include working on the SHINE Mural Festival, which brings artists from around the world to paint murals in St. Petersburg. In 2018, Mize opened the gallery MIZE in the Historic Uptown neighborhood of St. Pete. Mize’s work is held in numerous private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally.