street art // murals // public art projects


Street art is one of the most powerful forms of contemporary art, worldwide.

Black Cat Alley Opens

In what was once a dark and desolate alley space on the East Side of Milwaukee, there is now a public arts destination and it’s taking the city by storm. The Black Cat Alley, whose name is an homage to the UWM Panthers. (The Kenilworth campus is located just across...

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The Chicago “Big Walls” Project

Recently attended the “Artists’ Confab” in Chicago for the Big Walls Project, a huge street art initiative headed up by Columbia College. These are some of the things I learned. Mark Kelly, of Columbia College, is the program director and the visionary behind the...

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Chalk Art: the Ephemeral Cousin of Mural Art

I first became aware of the artistry of outdoor murals when I started participating as a street painter in chalk art festivals. The term street painter does not refer to muralists... it quite literally refers to those of us who paint the street itself, eg the asphalt....

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