'It's really empowering:' DNC-inspired art installation on display in downtown Milwaukee

NOW: ’It’s really empowering:’ DNC-inspired art installation on display in downtown Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee residents will be able to view a new art installation in the downtown area. Three Milwaukee artists curated the Democratic National Convention-inspired installation called "Road of Democracy." 

Nearly 60 street pole banners all over Water Street and Kilbourn Avenue have the art installed. 

One of the artists says the project celebrates the virtues of democracy as well as the public spaces and city streets that have hosted demonstrations of our First Amendment over the course of our nation's history. 

"It's really empowering to see my choice of words all through the downtown area to welcome the visitors that are coming to Milwaukee to a conversation about democracy. And there are people who already live in Milwaukee for us to have two Black women reminding this city what democracy could and should mean," said Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Milwaukee's Poet Laureate. 

The Road of Democracy is Milwaukee's only DNC-inspired art installation in the city. 

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