Just when it seems the pandemic is taking aim at nearly every bit of summer fun, the organizers of Sculpture Milwaukee have announced that the annual Downtown outdoor art exhibition IS ON for the fourth straight year.
Artist Amanda Browder is transforming donated fabrics into a unique and colorful fiber arts installation that will envelop the former tavern at 272 E. Erie St. in the Third Ward.
Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 and the Downtown Placemaking Task Force have announced artists for two more Downtown murals, including one on the south face of the 2nd Street skywalk that was made public in January.
On Wednesday, artist Radcliffe Bailey's sculpture, "Pensive," returned to Milwaukee for installation in the plaza in front of the new BMO Tower, 790 N. Water St.
Thanks to a partnership with the Black Box Fund, Sculpture Milwaukee will expand to include the Third Ward in 2020 when the next set of sculptures are installed in Downtown Milwaukee in May.
On Friday morning, America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) unveiled a sculpture by Sanford Biggers at its new home on the corner of North and Vel R. Phillips Avenues, and announced more than $1 million in funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
Public art is a part of our culture and has great impact on our community, both locally and widespread. Meet three muralists who have been instrumental in making this happen.
Around Dec. 15, another work first displayed at part of Sculpture Milwaukee will become a permanent fixture in the new plaza in front of the new BMO Tower on the corner of Water and Wells Street, thanks to a gift from Sue and Mark Irgens.
Just east of Potawatomi lies a quirky sculpture garden at 1513 W. Canal St. in the Menomonee Valley. The garden has five sculptures that The Forest County Potawatomi Community - which now owns the site - is looking to give away to a good home.
Since it rose on Milwaukee's horizon in 1982, the bright orange sunburst sculpture - titled "The Calling" - raised controversy and opposing opinions in Milwaukee. But over time, it has become a symbol of Milwaukee like the yellow Hoan Bridge or the white wings of the art museum.
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's 71 stainless steel kegs - formerly foaming with beer - appearing to tumble off the side of Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St., into a remarkably neat stack.
All of a sudden there are critters everywhere in East Tosa. But don't worry, they're not real. Instead the bird amid the colorful geometric terrain on the side of The Nobleman and the prowling raccoon carrying a fish skeleton in its mouth directly across 69th Street on the side of Cranky Al's are just two of the seven new murals that have just been completed in the neighborhood.
According to a post on Facebook, MTO graffiti/street art squad is responsible for a pair of murals in the courtyard at the Jefferson Block Apartments, 143 N. Jackson St., in the Third Ward.
The Milwaukee County Transit System's popular Bus Shelter Art Project is kicking off its second season with the installation of eight new pieces of artwork on bus shelters in Milwaukee.