One of the nice things about Punta Gorda that sets it apart from many other places is its prominent use of murals as public art. You can walk around Punta Gorda and see many colorful, artistic murals on several buildings in the historic downtown center.
In 1995, the large wall at 115 Tamiami Trail was the first Punta Gorda wall to get a major mural. Initially, some residents feared murals would be “graffiti,” but after seeing the first one, they realized murals enhanced the look of the area. Since then, the murals have become a point of civic pride, proudly shown by residents to their out-of-town guests on leisurely strolls around downtown.
In 2011, two murals were painted, including “Hotel Punta Gorda” and “Hotel Charlotte Harbor.” To see the more than two dozen murals, check out renderings of them all on display at the Punta Gorda City Hall and the Charlotte County Events and Conference Center. You can also visit puntagordamurals.org.
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