5 outdoor art spots to check out as the weather warms

1. Mauricio Ramirez Murals

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Mauricio Ramirez’s new 54-foot-tall Giannis Antetokounmpo mural has been brightening up Wisconsin Avenue since he completed it earlier this week. You can view this mural at 600 E. Wisconsin Ave. or check out his upcoming Selena Quintanilla mural, which will honor the iconic singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress and fashion designer. He announced that it will be ready by the end of the summer.

Giannis Antetokounmpo mural by Mauricio Ramirez; Photo by Visit Milwaukee

2. Black Cat Alley

BETWEEN NORTH AVE. & IVANHOE PL.

This work is by 24 artists worldwide and brings prominence to Milwaukee’s East Side. Supported by the East Side Business Improvement District, there are 21 murals adorning buildings in the alley behind the Oriental Theater, making it a must see now that spring is here.

Black Cat Alley; Photo by Visit Milwaukee

3. Dream with the fishes for Aurora

MILWAUKEE RIVER WALK

This sculpture on Milwaukee’s Riverwalk is a fun, colorful nighttime display of LED lighting on the side of the Riverside Theater, which is back after being rebuilt. Supported by Milwaukee Riverwalk District, it now has vibrant lighting and a special one-hour light show every night between 7pm and midnight. Otherwise, the fish will be lit in different orders.

4. Lynden Sculpture Garden

2145 W BROWN DEER RD.

This 40-acre park brings art to nature and has a lake and woods where you can walk the grounds however you like. Geometric designs, figurative pieces and even animals are included, as are sculptures by English artist Henry Moore. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens and view art in the gallery.

Photo Courtesy of Lynden Sculpture Garden

5. North Avenue Mural Arts District

69TH STREET PLAZA, WOWATOSA

This East Tosa corridor, a series of six murals on North Avenue, adds personality to an already trendy part of town. Unveiled in the summer of 2019, NoMAD is a popular place to view great art. The East Tosa area is also home to great restaurants. So grab a bite and then walk away to check out these murals.






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