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This evocative artwork will be installed on the fence outside the former Wisconsin Avenue School on Friday.

Volunteers create & install public artwork at old Wisconsin Ave. School

Near West Side Partners announced today that an art installation of more than 1,500 ceramic medallions will be installed on the fence of the former Wisconsin Avenue Elementary School, 2708 W. Wisconsin Ave., soon to be converted by the owner of the Ambassador into a new hotel, on Friday, April 26.

The work, called "Voices of the City," will be installed by artists, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) students, volunteers from more than 20 neighborhood organizations and West Side residents at 2:30 p.m.

It is described as "a collection of tiled works that will beautify the neighborhood and pass along messages of love, courage and hope."

The artists who designed the work are part of the 26th Street Project, which aims to create change via art and community-based projects.

Read about the history of the former school here.


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