“Kindred” by Jaime Brown and Karim Jabbari
Jumpst(ART) Downtown New public art reanimates
Milwaukee’s public spaces
Outdoors has always been the place to be during Milwaukee’s beautiful summer weather. But when downtown comes alive with new murals, temporary art installations and street performances, there’s even more to enjoy.
The myriad of visual and performing arts include “Tatay’s Truck,” a mobile mural by Emma Daisy Gertel. Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 partnered with Meat on the Street to commission local artist Emma Daisy Gertel for an original design and rebrand as Tatay’s Truck. “Tatay” means father in Tagalog, and the new food truck design features symbols of Filipino culture.
Adding to the excitement is the "Massimals MKE: Rainbow." In celebration of Pride Month, Cathedral Square Park transformed its popular winter art installation, “Massimals MKE,” with an all-new, colorful sequence that continues through September.
Schlitz Park Mural Created by Wisconsin-artist Greg Gossel, this is downtown’s largest mural to date. Painted on the Schlitz Park Powerhouse and spanning nearly 10,000-sq. ft., the mural celebrates the “beer that made Milwaukee famous.”
"True Colors" The RiverWalk boat landing behind the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s Peck Pavilion is transformed into a colorful spray chalk mural by Milwaukee-native Josephine Rice.
Art in the Park Starting in July, over a dozen local artists will be commissioned for live canvas painting and chalk mural installations at Red Arrow Park.
What Lifts You Coming 4th of July weekend, a one-of-a-kind photo op by national street artist Kelsey Montague will be installed at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, accompanied by a local art campaign by Teresa Sahar on The Hop streetcar station shelters, using #BuildingMorePride.
Downtown Busker Festival The streets of downtown Milwaukee will fill with music once again. Hosted during the USA Triathlon weekend, Aug. 7-8, East Town, Westown, and Historic Third Ward sidewalks will deliver 100 hours of live street performances at various Sculpture Milwaukee sites.
In addition, visitors are encouraged to see downtown’s recently completed murals, including “You Are Beautiful” by Matthew Hoffman at 834 N. Plankinton Ave.; “Kindred” by Jaime Brown and Karim Jabbari on the 2nd Street skywalk, between Wisconsin Ave. and Michigan St.; “The Hero in You” by Ken Brown at MacArthur Square; and Brighten the Passage murals on Broadway, between Clybourn and St. Paul Streets, featuring Josephine Rice, Tia Richardson, Dave Watkins, and The Couto Brothers.
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