Nicole “Nico” Holderbaum’s artwork is ubiquitous in Jacksonville. With murals everywhere from the beaches to Arlington, north, south, east, and west, the artist long ago went all-city.
As prolific as she’s become with her vibrant large-scale works, though, Holderbaum’s perhaps just as well known for the collaborative nature with which she undertakes her varied projects. Last year, Holderbaum and an all-female crew of 10 local artists completed a mural at the Paws Dog Park in Jax Beach. Plans for an install at Springfield’s Citi Teen Center involve nearly a dozen young artists. And for the recently finished mural on the newly named College Park shopping center, Holderbaum corralled eight local artists and had each of them tackle a letter to spell “Arlington” in a work that turned out as colorful and diverse as it was ambitious.