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Milwaukee's Black Cat Mural Alley Project Shines for All to See

A huge artistic transformation is underway on Milwaukee's east side.  Some call it gloried street art.  Others say it's the new arts destination.  Eleven new murals, some towering 60 feet, are found all over the alley way near the intersection of Prospect and Ivanhoe.  This is the end of phase one of this three-year project . By the end, forty displays are expected.  These pieces are done by various artists from all over the world and right here at home.  Each one showcases individual expression.  

I had the chance to see how far this project has advanced during the CBS58 Morning show on Thursday. Program director Stacey Williams-Ng and artistic coordinator Shawn Kazubowski were my tour guides. Student artist Ian McGibbon even let me contribute to his artwork.  It's amazing the power of a spray can of paint.

There will be a dedication on Sunday, September 18 at 2pm.  The public is welcome to attend.  By the way, there will be a search for additional artists come the spring.  Make sure to click on the attached link to learn all about Black Cat Mural Alley and to keep up with all the progress.

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