Murals

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Organizer of voting rights mural says denial is problematic for artists

Published Aug. 4, 2020

On Monday, the City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission voted to deny the application of Wallpapered City to have artist Shepard Fairey paint a large mural in support of voting rights on the side of the Railway Exchange Building at 229 E. Wisconsin Ave. Stacey Williams-Ng says the ruling could be problematic for local artists.

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The muralist behind the mural: Tia Richardson

Published July 30, 2020

Tia Richardson has painted more than 50 murals, most of which are in Milwaukee and many that are collaborations between herself and kids, teens, other artists or community members.

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Villard Avenue BID announces five-mural public art project

Published July 29, 2020

As the mural boom continues apace all across Milwaukee, the Villard Avenue Business Improvement District #19 today announced a new large-scale five-mural art project to be installed along Historic Villard Avenue in the former North Milwaukee.

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The muralist behind the mural: Ruben Alcantar

Published July 21, 2020

Recently, Alcantar finished a mural of Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo and his two brothers, Alex and Kostas, called "Respect." The 30-by-15 mural is on the facade of the building that is home to Highbury Pub and Alcantar's tattoo shop, Black Rabbit Tattoo Collective.

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Everyone's invited to Fiserv Forum's "Chalk The Plaza"

Published July 16, 2020

Milwaukeeans creating chalk art to convey positive and uplifting messages is one of the silver linings of this otherwise challenging summer. Thus, Fiserv Forum hosts "Chalk The Plaza" once again this Sunday, July 19.

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New mural completed in West Allis

Published July 9, 2020

Thomas Evans completed a massive mural on the facade of the Lamplight building in West Allis. Evans is a nationally-recognized artist from Colorado who is known as Detour.

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The Highbury Pub to paint Giannis "Respect" tribute mural

Published July 2, 2020

Few have embraced the challenge of these current times like The Highbury Pub - from turning into a beer store to giving supporters "golden tickets" for enjoying soccer matches and, now, painting a mural in honor of a great local icon and his even greater mission.

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A peek at the artwork inside the soon-to-open East Side Snack Boys

Published June 24, 2020

As Snack Boys prepares to open its new East Side location in the former Hotel Foster / Globe East, 2028 E. North Ave., next week, we got another peek at the colorful murals painted inside over the winter by local installation artist Kristina Rolander.

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South Side welcomes two new murals

Published June 8, 2020

Art always prevails during a period of unrest and change. Incredible acts of creativity have bloomed all over Milwaukee in the past two weeks, including these new murals.