Walker’s Point Center for the Arts Collaborative Mural Project
Weeklong project by WPCA Hands-on students and local artist John Kowalczyk
Milwaukee, WI – Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is excited for this weeklong community engaging project with the goal of empowering neighborhood youth and to make our surroundings more vibrant. This collaborative mural will be created by our Hands-on arts education program students and invite anyone, young or old, who wants to be involved. The mural will be located on the north wall of our building (839 S 5th St) and is expected to be completed by the end of Friday, April 1.
The purpose of the mural project is to beautify our neighborhood block, create artwork for all to enjoy, promote youth investment in our community, give neighborhood youth and families a sense of belonging, show the presence of family and children who live in our neighborhood, present the rich and vibrant arts and cultural resources of our neighborhood and bring awareness of WPCA as an art space.
The project is led by WPCA lead educator/arts education coordinator Maikue Vang and celebrated Milwaukee artist John Kowalczyk. Kowalczyk is experienced community art projects, murals and installations. His public artwork can be seen in Mitchell Park and the corner of 31st & Lisbon in Washington Park neighborhood.
For more information about the project: wpca-milwaukee.org/mural
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization in support of visual and performing arts and youth arts education. The center fosters creativity in children through innovative, hands-on education and encourages audience development and artistic talent with a diverse blend of programming. Our exhibitions, which features both regional and national talent, encourages thoughtful social dialog and community engagement. Visit our website to learn more about our education programming and upcoming gallery events: http://wpca-milwaukee.org.
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