St. Petersburg's SHINE mural festival gets under way starting today (Sept. 1). The event is a first for the city and will include several artists from cities such as New York, Miami, Rome, Los Angeles and Montreal. Of course, many of St. Petersburg's favorites will also represent.

This is a great chance to watch a mural being created, although some are already done.

So get out your camera and check out the action. Here's the official website, complete with a map to show you where to watch. And here's a story from the Times about some of the artists involved.