MILWAUKEE — A flurry of murals has gone up in Milwaukee over the past few weeks. The majority have been inspired by the ongoing peaceful Black Lives Matter protests.
While many are marching down the streets, artists armed with paint and brushes have been voicing their outrage over racial inequalities through murals.
Here is a list of some of the new murals in the city and where you can find them:
- Milwaukee Civil Rights Activists - 14th and Vliet
- George Floyd - Holton and North
- Breonna Taylor - Holton and Locust
- Various civil rights activists, names of those killed by police, and other Black Lives Matter messages - Holton and Locust (in the alleyway near Breonna Taylor mural)
- 'Say Their Name' - Holton and Center
- Chrystul Kizer - Holton and Concordia (painted on boarded-up windows)
- Various Civil Rights leaders - 2700 Block Dr. Martin Luther King Drive (painted on boarded-up windows)
"It's important because so many people don’t have that voice, so many people need that recognition. Need that support. And public art is just a way for us to appreciate each other and the color of life. Something you don’t have to pay to get into a gallery or museum. Public art is free. It's accessible. Something we all can enjoy," Milwaukee artist, Ken Brown, said.
While Brown isn't painting a Black Lives Matter mural right now, he is painting the McArthur Square parking garage in honor of frontline workers battling the coronavirus.
These are just some of the new murals. Plus, at this rate, it wouldn't be surprising if more were created.