Portraits of Optimism
Celebrating Community Advocates
In the fall of 2019, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 partnered with Community Advocates, Inc. to commission local artist Mauricio Ramirez for downtown's largest mural to date. Titled "Heart & Sol," the new mural, located near the intersection of Wells and 6th Street, portrays the optimism for our city's future through its illustration of two girls, symbolizing unity and strength.
The mural covers over 5,000 square feet of surface area and is financially supported by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, Community Advocates, Inc., and a grant from the City of Milwaukee's Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) - Community Improvement Project (CIP) grant.