What we do
We know mural projects!!
We help artists find mural projects, and we help building owners and neighborhoods find artists. People call us when they want to sponsor mural programs, and when they want to put up murals. In this way, we serve not only as logistics managers but also as curators, match-makers, and consultants to mural projects.
Meet the Team of Wallpapered City
Founder Stacey Williams-Ng is a mural painter and artist who started Wallpapered City because of the popularity of Black Cat Alley. Trained in graphic design, Stacey made her way through agency life as a creative director for many years before running away from that world to pursue her dream of a life in the fine arts. Her marketing savvy and ability to navigate the world of business contracts and negotiations is a big reason that clients are drawn to Wallpapered City because Stacey serves as a translator between the arts world and the business world. Stacey is a board member of Imagine MKE, and instructor on LinkedIn learning, and a former college instructor in design and illustration. Her own murals appear throughout Milwaukee, and in cities as far away as Memphis, Tennessee and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Antoine Carter is a Lead Producer at Wallpapered City and the Manager of Black Cat Alley on Milwaukee’s East Side. Antoine is the former Program Manager for Groundwork Milwaukee, where for several years he led their food growing programs to develop community-based partnerships in our city. Today, Antoine’s gifts for community engagement drive his success in public arts programs by enabling us to reach more artists, find greater success in our event planning, and increase our overlaps in promotional opportunities. Antoine is also the Neighborhood Liaison at ImagineMKE. Antoine is a Milwaukee native, and his hat collection is legendary.
Judi Austin is the Project Manager at Wallpapered City. Judi is the detail-oriented one, and her role is to make it possible for us to lead multiple art projects simultaneously, from concept to completion. Judi manages production budgets and schedules, keeps us on task and keeps our spirits high. Judi is also well-known in our community for her support of the arts, in her role as the Visitor Experience Coordinator at the Haggerty Museum and as the founder of the Friends of Mary Nohl’s Art Environment Facebook community page.
Additionally, we are blessed to have a rotating roster of amazing interns and volunteers throughout the year. If you are an aspiring muralist and wish to intern with Wallpapered City, please reach out to us.
In July 2019, Wallpapered City worked with the City of Wauwatosa’s Tourism Commission to create a 6-mural corridor along North Avenue called the North Avenue Mural Arts District (“NoMAD”). The vision was to create a new tourist destination in their city. We worked with them from start to finish, creating the initial approaching the owners of desirable building sites, authoring and publishing the call for Artists, and jurying the applications. When the selections were made, we assisted in setting up lodging and travel arrangements for the artists, prepared their paint orders, ensured their safety and access equipment was in place for installation, and served as overseers for the duration of the installation, Today, East Tosa enjoys a lot more color and foot traffic along this stretch of road, thanks to the Artists we brought in!