Brighten the Passage
The Curtain Rises on Broadway
Adding color to enliven the pedestrian experience underneath the freeway, four artists, each with a Milwaukee connection, transformed the Broadway freeway piers into Milwaukee's newest outdoor art gallery. With distinct styles, this collection of murals adds to downtown's growing street art scene, including "Migration" by Janson Rapisarda (CERA Street Art) and Katie Batten, commissioned by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, and the Downtown Placemaking Task Force in 2018 in the Jefferson Street pedestrian tunnel, located two blocks east of Broadway.
Brighten the Passage muralists include Tia Richardson (Cosmic Butterfly Design), The Couto Brothers, Dave Watkins (Real Abstract), and Josephine Rice. Completed in the fall of 2020, the new murals now welcome visitors to both districts. Share your experience using #brightenthepassage.