Public art

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You know what's NOT canceled? Sculpture MKE 2020

Published May 28, 2020

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.

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Downtown gets more murals and a new public art map

Published May 14, 2020

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.

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Potawatomi is giving away five Menomonee Valley sculptures

Published Nov. 7, 2019

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.

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Milwaukee OG: "The Calling" AKA the orange sunburst sculpture

Published Sept. 30, 2019

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.

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New murals add a burst of color to East Tosa's main street

Published July 29, 2019

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.

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East Tosa mural artists named

Published June 26, 2019

The City of Wauwatosa has announced the names of the six artists tapped to create murals this summer near the intersection of 68th Street and North Avenue in East Tosa, in collaboration with Wallpapered City.

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MTO's Third Ward murals spotlight endangered species

Published June 13, 2019

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.