The City of Wauwatosa is seeking submissions from artists for its new summer project: a new corridor of outdoor murals clustered around the East Tosa area near North Avenue and 68th and 69th Streets. There will be up to six new artworks installed in a tight cluster in that area when artists are finished installing in July of this year, paid for by Wauwatosa’s Tourism Commission.
Walls identified for the project include the east-facing wall of Cranky Al’s donut shop, the west-facing wall of the Nobleman barber shop, the west-facing rear wall of Tosa Yoga, the east-facing wall of BelAir Cantina, an upper area of the west side of the historic Rosebud Cinema, and perhaps most unusually—the entirety of the Voline service Station, a classic gas station located across the street from Cranky Al’s.
The project is being led by Wallpapered City, the artist-led working group that manages Black Cat Alley and the Bay View Street Canvas project, as well as other public art projects in the area.
The Call is not limited to local artists. “We are open to having a mix of both local and national talent,” said Alderman Joel Tilleson, who has been supportive of the project from the beginning. “This project is going to be great for our community.”
Correction: A previous version of this Call for Artists PDF listed the measurement of the BelAir Cantina Wall incorrectly. The correct dimensions are 36’x12′.