Avenue of the Arts
To cultivate culture and community, the Downtown Placemaking Task Force was established in 2017 to oversee a series of special projects that enhance downtown's "third spaces," through public art and programming.
Comprised of downtown stakeholders and residents, the Downtown Placemaking Task Force first commissioned Mauricio Ramirez as the muralist for ten utility boxes on Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee's main street. The award-winning project features murals that reflect Wisconsin Avenue's rich history of commerce, diversity of architecture and people, and its undoubtedly bright future.
Since 2017, Ramirez continues to transform the city's built environment with his signature style known around the globe. The project has even inspired the creation of a citywide utility box mural program.