Outdoor Art

There’s no rule that says art should only be enjoyed inside. On those beautiful, Milwaukee summer days, head outside to soak up the sun and take in these stunning public art displays. These are some hotspots for a variety of murals and sculptures - check out this full map of downtown public art to discover more individual pieces.

  1. This Walker's Point mural pays tribute to the iconic Selena. Keep your eyes open around town to find more murals by artist Mauricio Ramirez in his colorful trademark style.

    5th St & Bruce St.
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
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  2. Black Cat Alley

    Street Art

    Black Cat Alley

    This outdoor mural gallery transformed a two-block alley behind the Oriental Theatre on the city’s East Side into an arts destination. Artists from Milwaukee and around the world have created pieces of large-scale street art to visit and enjoy.

    Alley between Prospect and Farwell, Ivanhoe and Kenilworth
    N Farwell Ave
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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  3. Located on the Milwaukee RiverWalk, this sculptural installation takes on new life at night with colorful LED lights.

    710 N Plankinton Ave
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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  4. Lynden Sculpture Garden

    Outdoor Gallery

    Lynden Sculpture Garden

    Experience art in nature. More than 50 monumental sculptures are sited across 40 acres of park, lake, and woodland. There are no paths – interact with the work and the grounds as you choose. Open year round.

    2145 W. Brown Deer Road
    Milwaukee, WI • 53217
    (414) 446-8794
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  5. This corridor in East Tosa features a series of six colorful murals adorning the sides of buildings on North Avenue, the district's main street.

    6817 North Ave
    Wauwatosa, WI •
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  6. RiverSculpture!

    Annual Outdoor Art Gallery


    The 3-mile RiverWalk not only provides views of the calming Milwaukee River and beautiful, historic architecture, but is also home to RiverSculpture!, the outdoor gallery featuring 20 pieces ranging from small, whimsical sculptures such as Gertie, the world's most celebrated duck, to sizable and striking abstract works.

    1110 N Old World 3rd St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 455-3750
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  7. Sculpture Milwaukee

    Outdoor Gallery

    Sculpture Milwaukee

    The world’s grandest urban outdoor sculpture exhibition. Each summer through fall, downtown thoroughfare Wisconsin Avenue is lined with over 20 museum-quality sculptures by local, national, and international artists.

    941 E Wisconsin Ave
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 220-4700
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