Bus Art Project MKE

Art in Unexpected Spaces

In partnership with Milwaukee County Transit System, crews installed two original art works on bus shelters in downtown Milwaukee, as part of a citywide project to surprise and delight pedestrians and transit passengers. In partnership with Bus Art Project MKE, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 provided a matching $1,000 grant to expand the project into downtown. 


28 Zip Codes, 1 City

Artist: Dominic Inouye / ZIP MKE
Water Street & Wisconsin Avenue

"ZIP MKE's mission to represent — through photographs — the faces, places, and experiences of all 28 ZIP Codes aligns nicely with Bus Art Project MKE's mission to connect the city through art. We are happy to share selections from our galleries of over 2,000 photos on this downtown bus shelter and add to the work of so many talented local artists. We hope that the shelter becomes both a reflection of the city and a mirror for each viewer."

The Collide

Artist: Tzeng Lee
Water Street & Mason Street

"I've always had a love for prints and patterns which inspired me to create my own. My designs are based off kaleidoscope patterns which play with repetitive symmetry. It's four different patterns which are similar in design, to play with your eyes and stimulate the mind. I'm excited to collaborate with the Bus Art Project MKE to inspire and intrigue people with my art."