If you've been to the Centre of Tallahassee recently, you'll notice its massive transformation from its former life as the Tallahassee Mall. Where the food court once stood now stands a covered outdoor amphitheater and the first new restaurant on site, Dreamland BBQ; off to its right, an authentic Italian food hall has made its debut. The insides have been brought out, turned into walkable alleys and streets that create a town-like atmosphere. Empty storefronts are lined with "coming soon" signs and freshly built walls glean pristine in the sun.
But not for long.
Street Art Tallahassee, run by duo Chiara Saldivar McCluskey and Daniel O'Conner McCluskey, has formed a partnership with the Centre of Tallahassee to create an outdoor gallery of murals throughout the property. Focused on mural projects and art events, Street Art Tallahassee has already brought the city of Tallahassee over 12 murals in the past year and a half. Now they're charged with transforming the bland, generic walls of the Centre into works of public art.
There is potential in this former mall's blank walls to become a unique destination in Tallahassee for art lovers.