#28: SB Public Art kudos and inspirations

Public art! Nicely done, Sturgeon Bay Door County! "Sturgeon Bay has so many talented artists and we're showcasing them on our new street art banners! Local artists both young and old were selected based on what they loved about our city. Their original works of art will be on display in sponsoring businesses May 23-Aug 15. Buy a $20 raffle ticket at the SBVC and other local businesses for a chance to win your favorite original and then walk the streets to see all 25!".

And - maybe this can provide some inspiration, for SB public art goals?

Milwaukee’s East Side to be Transformed by Street Art Mural Installations

Excerpt: "Milwaukee, Wis — It’s something many people have seen only in pictures, but soon it will live on Milwaukee’s East Side. The Black Cat Alley (http://blackcatmke.com), a major new arts destination, will be a corridor of world-class murals created by a diverse group of professional and student artists. This “outdoor gallery” will be located in the unlikeliest of places: a quiet and forlorn alleyway between Farwell and Prospect. Eleven artists have been selected and include major names from both coasts, as well as eight local talents.

" 'We are excited this art installation is not only coming to Milwaukee, but our beloved East Side,” says Executive Director of the East Side Business Improvement District, Jim Plaisted. “To transform this inaccessible area in our business district and turn it into a one-of-a-kind artist showcase for our visitors and residents to enjoy will be transformative—as any catalytic public art project should be,' Plaisted says.

"The Black Cat Alley has secured early funding from the Milwaukee Arts Board and several notable companies such as Roundy’s and Colectivo Coffee. Fundraising efforts will continue throughout the summer as the committee works to bring this transformative concept to fruition for its inaugural year. The group intends to make the mural festival an annual event, which will allow the expansion of street art to flourish in Milwaukee for years to come."

adapted from Melissa Clark via fb