West Allis searching for artists to paint murals in community
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) – The City of West Allis is looking for artists from around the country to help bring more art to the area.
Its part of a project called West Allis Living Streets or 'WALS'.
The city has four spots picked out along Greenfield Avenue where the murals will be painted. One of the artists has already been chosen, but they are still looking for three more.
This building will soon be home to a new mural here in West Allis. It’s part of a project that will bring 4 murals to the city. @MayorDanDevine says he hopes they will help create a more vibrant community. The search for artists is on. More at noon on @CBS58pic.twitter.com/8rl8L05bbc— Emily Thornton (@EmilyThorntonTV) June 16, 2020
A panel of community members and leaders will then choose the final artists.
The mayor said he and other city leaders have wanted to bring more art to the community for people to enjoy.
“I think it’s going to not only improve the aesthetics on some of our buildings and create a little bit more of a sense of place, it’s also going to bring more people walking up and down the streets. It’s going to create a more vibrant community,” West Allis Mayor Dan Devine said.
Devine said the plan is to have all four murals complete around September.
The deadline to enter is June 30. More information can be found here.