St. Thomas, USVI

January 23-28, 2023

Sea Walls St. Thomas

Returning to the U.S. Virgin Islands following our 2019 project on St. Croix, was a great honor.

In February 2023, we created eight ocean advocacy murals and hosted various public events to increase interest and engagement in marine stewardship, including a panel discussion, short film screenings, and a youth outreach day at the The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum.



Our team came together to paint for a purpose



Were be painted by eight artists across the island



to help create positive action for our oceans through ARTivism

More About Sea Walls St. Thomas

The project was curated with the expert advice of team members Howard Forbes and Jarvon Stout from the University of the Virgin Islands to ensure relevancy to the local community and context.

Issues addressed by the murals included plastic pollution, coral bleaching and warming seas, local biodiversity loss, environmental justice, and more.

Leatherback Brewing Company acted as the project’s headquarters, where residents and visitors could obtain more information on the project, and take part in public programming.

Murals (8)

A Legacy to Leave Behind

Caught Between The Devil and The Deep Blue

Preserve Our Home

You Put the Screw in the Tuna

Marisa Lopez

Project Director

Jerah Coviello

Event Coordinator

Howard Forbes


Jarvon Stout


Sam Darling

Core Volunteer

Summer Benjamin

Youth Ambassador

Tre' Packard

Executive Director, PangeaSeed Foundation

Akira Biondo

Director of Operations, PangeaSeed Foundation

Simon Ormerod

Ground Operations Manager

Evan Cusack

Ground Operations Assistant