The Black Cat Alley will be a new arts destination comprised of outdoor large-scale murals, all in one two-block alley which will serve as an open gallery walkway. It is located between Kenilworth Blvd and Ivanhoe, in the alley between the Oriental Theatre on Farwell Avenue and Colectivo Coffee on Prospect Avenue in the historic East Side neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (view in Google Maps). A dark and quiet space, it is in urgent need of a makeover; in our vision, it will be a beautiful, cultural destination for the public. The alley will become an outdoor gallery, enhancing the local business community by drawing local visitors and tourists.
A seven-day installation is planned for September 10-18, 2016, and the public is invited to come see the finished work on the weekend of the 17-18, hosted by the East Side BID, for the public to come down and enjoy the fun. Artists from around the world will join local Milwaukee professionals and students to create an amazing street art space.
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WHY STREET ART?
This project will be a monumental new arts location, to elevate the profile of Milwaukee as a cultural destination, and also to inspire the local community. In places like New York’s High Line, Melbourne’s alleyways, or San Francisco’s SoMA neighborhood, tourists flock to see the monumental art of artists of that scene. Why not Milwaukee?