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'Paint the Pavement': Program allows street murals in Milwaukee

The new program expands on their 'Decorative Crosswalk' program by increasing the number of mural types that are allowed.
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Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-09 11:23:18-04

MILWAUKEE — A new program in Milwaukee will offer residents the chance to turn their streets and sidewalks into colorful canvasses for all to enjoy.

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The Department of Public Works announced the "Paint the Pavement" program in a statement on Friday. The goal of the program is to allow residents and groups to "help enhance community identity and build a sense of place" by painting murals on various parts of sidewalks and roads.

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'Paint the Pavement' program.

The new program expands on the 'Decorative Crosswalk' program by increasing the number of mural types that are allowed. That includes:

  • Crosswalks
  • Sidewalks
  • Residential intersections
  • Residential streets
  • Curb extensions
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'Paint the Pavement' program.

Head to the city's website for a guide on how the Paint the Pavement program works and how to apply to make a mural in Milwaukee.

The Decorative Crosswalk program started in 2018.

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