But small ones. On utility boxes. Made by artists. Paid by Downtown BID.
But small ones. On utility boxes. Made by artists. Paid by Downtown BID. Back to the full article.
I didn’t realize Wisconsin Avenue stops at 9th Street. Who knew?
@Michael Carriere Milwaukee Downtown is funding and organizing this. Downtown ends around 9th Street.
Yes it does end at 9th street. Actually 6th and Wisconsin. When u get to 6th and Wisconsin head toward WALKERS POINT. 😉😉😉
9th is probably where BID #21 stops.
Glad to see this project wasn’t just willed to Newaukee. Money is being allocated from the beginning, this will turn out to be a great installation. Cheers to BID #21
This sounds like a creative way to make some boring, but necessary, streetscape fixtures interesting.
Of course, the proof will be in the pudding.
VirginiaL These are utility boxes for heaven’s sake. they were never interesting, and it’s distressing that they now are art-making boxes. who is deciding what’s worth putting on a utility box? names please. author author of article.
Judith, I agree that the “jury is still out.” And yes, the article does not say who will jury the entries.
In any case, it’s dismaying that Milwaukee’s powers-that-be continue to promote “art” of some sort to make welcoming public spaces–while generally ignoring comfort and other basics that make public spaces appealing. It”s not even always hugely expensive to improve public spaces. Food carts and benches will draw more people than art. Let’s hope they are on BID’s to-do list as well.
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