Giannis Antetokounmpo Mural

Downtown Milwaukee Celebrates Giannis Antetokounmpo

New Mural Revealed During Bucks Playoffs 

In honor of Giannis Antetokounmpo's achievements both on and off the court, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 is proud to partner with the Milwaukee Bucks and 600 EAST to commission a larger-than-life mural of the MVP and all-time scoring leader of the Milwaukee Bucks. National contemporary artist Mauricio Ramirez was commissioned to bring this photorealistic representation of Giannis to life on the east facade of 600 EAST, located at 600 E. Wisconsin Avenue. The building holds a special place for Bucks fans, given its location on the 2021 Bucks NBA Championship Parade route. 

“As a longtime supporter and season ticket holder, we are thrilled the Bucks and Milwaukee Downtown chose 600 EAST for this fantastic tribute to Giannis,” said building owner Dan Nelson, Jr. “Mauricio’s artistry showing Giannis figuratively looking forward - and literally toward downtown Milwaukee, the Deer District and his Fiserv Forum home court - seems fitting for a champion who has achieved so much yet continues to strive to improve every day.”

Installation of the mural began on Monday, April 25, and will continue to reveal itself throughout the 2022 Bucks Playoffs. Once completed, the mural will span 54' x 56'.

Photo courtesy: VISIT Milwaukee

Meet the Artist: Mauricio Ramirez

Mural Transforms 600 EAST Building on Wisconsin Avenue

Known for his iconic geometric murals, Mauricio Ramirez has strong ties to Milwaukee. In 2017, Ramirez was commissioned by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 and the Downtown Placemaking Task Force to transform 10 utility box murals on Wisconsin Avenue. His work can be seen throughout the community, including "Heart & Sol," a 5,000 sq. ft. mural on the Community Advocates building and visible from 6th Street in Westown.

“I’m honored to paint this photorealistic mural of Giannis Antetokounmpo on Wisconsin Avenue, a prime location in downtown Milwaukee,” said Ramirez. “This collaboration is a nod to one of the greatest basketball players in the game and what he has done and continues to do for our city.”

Make Downtown Your Game Day Destination

Round Up Your Herd and Head Downtown 

Ready for some action? Round up your herd and head downtown to watch the reigning World Champion Milwaukee Bucks defend their crown surrounded by thousands of cheering fans! From the Deer District to the Old World 3rd Street Entertainment District, there's nothing that quite beats the feeling of hometown pride during playoffs! 

Returning to the Deer District plaza this year, Bucks Watch Parties, presented by Motorola edge, will be held during every Bucks playoff game, both at home and on the road. This year, Bucks Watch Parties will have a capacity limit of 11,000 attendees. Gates for the Bucks Watch Parties will open two hours before tipoff and tickets are not required to attend. All fans will go through a magnetometer before entering the Bucks Watch Parties and no bags are permitted. 

Support local businesses around Fiserv Forum. For a listing of bars, restaurants, and accommodations in the Deer District/Old World 3rd Street Entertainment District, click here

Thank You to Our Community Partners