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    Mobile Mural Collaboration

    Meat on the Street Food Truck Mural to Roll Out this May

    To cultivate community through street eats and street art, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 is proud to support Meat on the Street in growing their business and footprint in our city. After issuing a public call-for-artists in February, local artist Emma Daisy Gertel was selected to transform Meat on the Street’s food truck into Milwaukee’s first mobile mural. Watch for the truck's new look to roll out this May, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). Stay tuned for project updates on social media. 

    Gertel completed "Westown in Bloom" in 2019, a new gateway mural at Wisconsin Avenue and James Lovell Street. The project was funded in part by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. 

    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 Downtown Community Public Art