Gulfport artist August Vernon works on the large outdoor mural that adorns Manatees on the Bay.
“The finished mural will be 60 feet by 14 feet and wrap around to the entrance side of the building,” he explained Friday, August 5.
Vernon, who says he is a proponent of street art, co-owns August Vernon Studios on Beach Boulevard with his wife, Susanne, a mosaic artist. Manatees on the Bay, formerly Spinnakers, is under new ownership and will be one of the locations participating in the 9th annual Gecko Crawl on Saturday, August 13.
Weather permitting, Vernon says the mural, which will include different species of fish, should be completed this month.