All around Florida, communities are adding colorful artwork on the surfaces of their streets. On Saturday, May 18, 2019 Temple Terrace joined the growing list of cities that have incorporated intersection artwork as a part of their roadway planning. While street murals are a fun project that bring citizens together for a colorful workday, these art installations are also an inexpensive and inclusive way to calm traffic while adding to a community’s art and culture scene.
The Temple Terrace Arts Council and the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council facilitated the art installation, located in the heart of the city at a three-way intersection under a canopy of oak trees located near Bonnie Brae Park. The Arts Council selected artist Ameena Khan to create the artwork: a depiction of the city’s iconic Temple orange and beautiful vistas along the Hillsborough River. Khan began outlining her design just after sunrise on Saturday and the public joined in later that morning to help with the painting process. Special paint, brushes, and smocks, as well as water and other refreshments, were provided.
Next time you’re in Temple Terrace, be sure to take a leisurely trip through the city’s core to check out this bright and cheerful new art addition.