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The Largest Outdoor Art Gallery at Your Fingertips

For over a century, downtown has hosted Milwaukee’s largest collection of outdoor public art. Now, for the first time, this impressive array of over 140 monuments, sculptures, and murals is at your fingertips. From monuments depicting wartime heroes to graffiti-style murals celebrating “414,” downtown’s streets, parks, and even alleys have something for everyone.

So, whether you’re visiting from the comfort of your home, or exploring our streets on a self-guided tour, let downtown’s one-square-mile delight you with its awe-inspiring works of world-class public art.

Downtown's Mural Matchmaker

Since 2017, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 has demonstrated an unrivaled commitment to supporting the arts by leveraging $250,000 to fund district-defining murals in partnership with various property owners and artists. Your wall may be the perfect canvas for downtown’s next colorful mural. If you are interested in creating vibrant neighborhood enhancements and fostering a deeper sense of connection between your building and the community, let us know. Our staff and the Downtown Placemaking Task Force will review project proposals on a case-by-case basis and evaluate if it is a good fit for our District Mural Arts Program.

District Mural Operations Guide

Our Completed Public Art