Milwaukee is looking for artists to create mural on 2nd Street skywalk

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Calling all local artists! Milwaukee wants to decorate the 2nd Street skywalk downtown with a mural, and it's inviting you to submit your designs. 

The mural will be on the walk between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street. This part of downtown will soon feature new attractions like the Milwaukee Symphony Hall and the 3rd Street Market Hall. 

Ideas must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 14. All submissions should be emailed to Gabe Yeager, Downtown Environment Specialist for Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, at [email protected]. Submissions will be reviewed by the Downtown Placemaking Task Force and the finalist will be awarded $25,000 to execute the project.

The projected completion date for the skywalk mural is Spring 2020.

Once complete, the 2nd Street skywalk mural will be part of the growing portfolio of public realm improvement projects led by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. To date, these projects include enhancements at Postman Square in 2019, and murals like “Heart & Sol” by Mauricio Ramirez (2019), “Westown in Bloom” by Emma Daisy Gertel (2019), “Migration” by Katie Batten and Janson Rapisarda (2018) and over a dozen utility box murals throughout downtown by Mauricio Ramirez (2017 – 2019). Since 2017, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 has contributed and raised $118,500 for the implementation of large-scale mural projects, with more than half of that investment coming from sources outside of the organization.

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