Bridge Battle Alley

Bridge Battle Alley

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Bridge Battle Alley is an arts destination in Downtown Milwaukee! We are a collaboration of local artists and businesses! The murals began on April 14th, 2020 - Virtual 414 Day!

Operating as usual

06/18/2021

Hey Alley friends, tag your favorite artists in the comments and help Black Cat Alley make our city even more beautiful!

It's out NOW...

Link below 🐈 Send to your favorite Wisconsin-based muralists, and boost this to help us spread the word.

This year's new pieces wouldn't be possible without the generous funding of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Milwaukee Arts Board. Thank you for your support for public art!

https://www.blackcatmke.com/call-to-artists

#blackcatmke #blackcatalley #eastsidemke #murals #muralist #streetart #supportlocalartists #callforartists VISIT Milwaukee Support Local MKE

Milwaukee remix artist Haywyre nominated for Grammy Award 03/16/2021

Milwaukee remix artist Haywyre nominated for Grammy Award

So dope, Haywyre 🎶 A talented producer from Milwaukee making big moves!

Milwaukee remix artist Haywyre nominated for Grammy Award MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – It’s music’s biggest night with the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards set to take place tonight from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Among the performers, producers and artists e

Old Milwaukee: The Bridge War of 1845, and how the streets got their names 03/14/2021

Old Milwaukee: The Bridge War of 1845, and how the streets got their names

Ever wonder where our name came from?

Old Milwaukee: The Bridge War of 1845, and how the streets got their names A tale of rival villages, contentious bridges, mismatched roads, and vintage typewriters.

An Introduction to Milwaukee’s Fast-Emerging Rap Scene 03/11/2021

An Introduction to Milwaukee’s Fast-Emerging Rap Scene

Support your local artists! Tag your favorite local musician in the comments 🎧 🎶

An Introduction to Milwaukee’s Fast-Emerging Rap Scene Plus more highs and lows from the world of rap this week, including Netflix’s disappointing new Biggie documentary and Papoose’s puzzling cereal-themed freestyle.

Designer Suspends Tiny Hidden Art Studio Under a Bridge 03/10/2021

Designer Suspends Tiny Hidden Art Studio Under a Bridge

What bridge in Milwaukee are we setting up shop?

Designer Suspends Tiny Hidden Art Studio Under a Bridge Designer Fernando Abellanas has created a micro art studio suspended under a bridge in Valencia, Spain. See the ingenious design.

03/09/2021

This Saturday, March 13th! Head on over and make a stand with your community, check out some amazing artists, and be a voice!

Join us on Saturday, March 13th to celebrate the beautiful life of Breonna Taylor 🖤 We’ll be gathering at The Space MKE from 5:30 to 9:00 pm, with speeches by Tiffany Henry and Representative LaKeshia Myers. Social distancing and masks are required – we hope to see you there!

#cardboardlovepaint #BreonnaTaylorDay #Milwaukee

$400 Million Project To Clean Up The Milwaukee River Estuary In Motion 03/04/2021

$400 Million Project To Clean Up The Milwaukee River Estuary In Motion

Cheers to clean rivers!

$400 Million Project To Clean Up The Milwaukee River Estuary In Motion Milwaukee’s rivers have slowly been revitalized through a variety of cleanup projects in recent years. But, the estuary — the area in which the Milwaukee,

02/25/2021

A History of Black People in Milwaukee

Follow along with us while we learn more about MKE Black History!

Milwaukee rapper Lakeyah teams up with City Girls on new song 'Female Goat.' Watch the video. 12/17/2020

Milwaukee rapper Lakeyah teams up with City Girls on new song 'Female Goat.' Watch the video.

Dope!

Milwaukee rapper Lakeyah teams up with City Girls on new song 'Female Goat.' Watch the video. The track is from Lekayah's new mixtape "Time's Up," the Milwaukee native's first to be released on Quality Control, home to Migos and Lil Baby.

Artist almost done with gorilla mural on City Club Apartments Crossroads Kansas City - REJournals 12/16/2020

Artist almost done with gorilla mural on City Club Apartments Crossroads Kansas City - REJournals

Local midwest artists doing big things! One of them even made his mark in our alley 🙌

Artist almost done with gorilla mural on City Club Apartments Crossroads Kansas City - REJournals Chicago muralist Mauricio Ramirez is nearing completion on a mural on the side of the newly opened City Club Apartments Crossroads Kansas City in Kansas...Learn More

11/03/2020

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
- African Proverb

We Are In This Together. Use Your Voices, Vote Today ✊❤️

If you need more information on where to go or how to vote, message us!

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
- African Proverb

We Are In This Together. Use Your Voices, Vote Today ✊❤️

If you need more information on where to go or how to vote, message us!

Waka waka by Bay View's "Pacman House" this weekend 10/31/2020

Waka waka by Bay View's "Pacman House" this weekend

Waka waka by Bay View's "Pacman House" this weekend It'll definitely make you smile.

09/18/2020

Our cutest visitor yet🐾

If you snag a pic don't forget to tag us!

09/15/2020

It's a beautiful night to grab a beer and check out some new art in the alley! Drew York crushed the newest addition 🐦🎨

It's a beautiful night to grab a beer and check out some new art in the alley! Drew York crushed the newest addition 🐦🎨

Black Cat Alley will get three new murals this month 09/06/2020

Black Cat Alley will get three new murals this month

We have some amazing new murals for you to check out as well!

Black Cat Alley will get three new murals this month More than 100 artists entered a competition to add murals to the East Side's Black Cat Alley this month and a community jury selected a pair of Milwaukee artists and another from Stevens Point to paint new works in the city's best permanent outdoor art gallery.

08/31/2020

Great work West Allis!

Mural #2 was completed today! Nice work Dan Herro.... #3 is underway and #4 should be starting soon. #WALS #WestAllis #PublicArt
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Person of the Week: Vedale Hill 08/18/2020

Person of the Week: Vedale Hill

Way to go Vedale Hill!

Person of the Week: Vedale Hill A Milwaukee artist is working on a new mural with Sharp Literacy. Subscribe to WISN on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1emE5YX Get more Milwaukee news: h...

Your Official Summer 2020 Milwaukee Street Art Tour - Milwaukee Magazine 08/14/2020

Your Official Summer 2020 Milwaukee Street Art Tour - Milwaukee Magazine

Check out some other amazing murals around the city when you stop by Bridge Battle Alley!

Your Official Summer 2020 Milwaukee Street Art Tour - Milwaukee Magazine Some are old, some are new, but all of them are worth checking out.

Inspiring people to dream, new mural showcases the importance of literacy 08/12/2020

Inspiring people to dream, new mural showcases the importance of literacy

Art is inspiration. Art is dreams of our community. Art is guiding our future generations to do more. Art is whatever you want it to be.

Great work Fred!

Inspiring people to dream, new mural showcases the importance of literacy A new mural called 'Heights Dream Library' located on 57th and Vilet is meant to showcase the importance of literacy.

Artist Shepard Fairey, creator of Obama 'Hope' poster, will paint a voting-rights mural in downtown Milwaukee 07/10/2020

Artist Shepard Fairey, creator of Obama 'Hope' poster, will paint a voting-rights mural in downtown Milwaukee

Hope and Change coming to a city near you 🖤

Artist Shepard Fairey, creator of Obama 'Hope' poster, will paint a voting-rights mural in downtown Milwaukee Shepard Fairey will paint the mural in time for the DNC in August.

Fred Kaems to paint children’s literacy mural in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights Neighborhood | The Milwaukee Independent 07/09/2020

Fred Kaems to paint children’s literacy mural in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights Neighborhood | The Milwaukee Independent

Check out what artist Fred Kaems is working on! He is one of our original alley muralists and continues to make our city more beautiful!

Fred Kaems to paint children’s literacy mural in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights Neighborhood | The Milwaukee Independent Fred Kaems to paint children’s literacy mural in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights Neighborhood Posted by Staff | Jul 8, 2020 | Articles | Milwaukee’s Washington Heights Neighborhood will feature a new mural aimed at promoting both adult and children’s literacy, support neighborhood involvement...

07/07/2020

How does art make you feel? What do you feel when you're creating, sharing, or viewing art?

Art by Antonio Rafael Gómez
Photo by Laurie Walters

How does art make you feel? What do you feel when you're creating, sharing, or viewing art?

Art by Antonio Rafael Gómez
Photo by Laurie Walters

06/23/2020

❤️ We Love The 414 ❤️

Show us your favorite mural pictures in the comments from all around our beautiful city!

Photo by Laurie Walters

❤️ We Love The 414 ❤️

Show us your favorite mural pictures in the comments from all around our beautiful city!

Photo by Laurie Walters

Powerful Breonna Taylor mural painted in Riverwest/Harambee 06/16/2020

Powerful Breonna Taylor mural painted in Riverwest/Harambee

Check out two new mural walls that went up over the last few weeks! We couldn't be more proud to call this city HOME ❤️

Powerful Breonna Taylor mural painted in Riverwest/Harambee Milwaukee artists Chris Burke and Ruben Alcantar painted a mural of Breonna Taylor on a building located on the corner of Holton and Locust Streets.

New murals brighten downtown Milwaukee alleyway 05/25/2020

New murals brighten downtown Milwaukee alleyway

Thank you CBS58 Michael Schlesinger for sharing our story, take a look at some of our artists and founders! Enjoy the beautiful day and stop by Bridge Battle Alley ☀️

New murals brighten downtown Milwaukee alleyway MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A collection of colorful artwork displayed in a milwaukee alley demonstrates what can be accomplished with the broad strokes of talented painters. On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Michael S

05/13/2020

Meet The Milwaukeeosaurus at Bridge Battle Alley! He will be cheering on The Milwaukee Brewers with us soon 🦖⚾️

Art by Fred Kaems

Meet The Milwaukeeosaurus at Bridge Battle Alley! He will be cheering on The Milwaukee Brewers with us soon 🦖⚾️

Art by Fred Kaems

05/11/2020

Check out the progress on the Elwood's Liquor & Tap mural by Artist Fred Kaems! This mural sits across the alley from our murals 🎨

What drink are you ordering first from Elwood's?!

Check out the progress on the Elwood's Liquor & Tap mural by Artist Fred Kaems! This mural sits across the alley from our murals 🎨

What drink are you ordering first from Elwood's?!

05/07/2020

The artists at Bridge Battle Alley are able to portray their unique styles and stories! What is your favorite mural style?

Art by Chacho Lopez

The artists at Bridge Battle Alley are able to portray their unique styles and stories! What is your favorite mural style?

Art by Chacho Lopez

04/27/2020

We can't wait to tailgate and watch a Milwaukee Brewers game! What is your favorite thing about tailgating?

Art by Duffyartwork

We can't wait to tailgate and watch a Milwaukee Brewers game! What is your favorite thing about tailgating?

Art by Duffyartwork

Milwaukee Street Art - 414 Day Gone Virtual (4K Drone Video) 04/23/2020

Milwaukee Street Art - 414 Day Gone Virtual (4K Drone Video)

Check out this drone footage from ElGringoRojo of Bridge Battle Alley! Thank you for the video, we can't wait to make more art with all of you!

Fred Kaems / Antonio Rafael Gómez / John Kowalczyk / Danny Duffleupagus / Natacho Lopez

Milwaukee Street Art - 414 Day Gone Virtual (4K Drone Video) "414 Day" falls on April 14th and is when Milwaukeeans celebrate everything that makes Cream City so special. Every year we reflect on how far our city and c...

Now it's easier to send Bridge Battle Alley a message. 04/22/2020

Now it's easier to send Bridge Battle Alley a message.

Now it's easier to send Bridge Battle Alley a message.

04/22/2020

We love Milwaukee’s history and want to contribute to making more history here. Bridge Battle Alley is a tribute to local artists and businesses in Downtown Milwaukee. The murals were started on April 14th, 2020 - also known as the first and only 414 Milwaukee Day spent in quarantine. Local event planners and businesses came together to bring live music, art, giveaways, toasts and more to celebrate together virtually. View the art yourself - located between Edison and Water from Highland to North of Juneau.

Our beautiful city was established by three men in the mid 1800’s and communites were divided by rivers. Byron Kilbourn established Kilbourntown on the west side of the Milwaukee River (north of the Menomonee River); Solomon Juneau established Juneautown east of the Milwaukee River; and George Walker established a trading post south of the Milwaukee River in what later became the 5th Ward, or Walker’s Point.

Our founders battled to keep their settlements separate by building street grids that didn’t match up! This is the reason why many of Milwaukee’s downtown bridges are on a diagonal.

The first bridge over the Milwaukee River, at the site of the Juneau Avenue Bridge, was built in 1840. West siders removed the west side of the bridge on May 8, 1845, the start of what is commonly called the “Bridge War,” and also damaged the west side of the Wells Street Bridge. East siders retaliated with the destruction of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge and threats to destroy the dam across the Milwaukee River. Several “battles” broke out between the people of the two communities.

We love Milwaukee’s history and want to contribute to making more history here. Bridge Battle Alley is a tribute to local artists and businesses in Downtown Milwaukee. The murals were started on April 14th, 2020 - also known as the first and only 414 Milwaukee Day spent in quarantine. Local event planners and businesses came together to bring live music, art, giveaways, toasts and more to celebrate together virtually. View the art yourself - located between Edison and Water from Highland to North of Juneau.

Our beautiful city was established by three men in the mid 1800’s and communites were divided by rivers. Byron Kilbourn established Kilbourntown on the west side of the Milwaukee River (north of the Menomonee River); Solomon Juneau established Juneautown east of the Milwaukee River; and George Walker established a trading post south of the Milwaukee River in what later became the 5th Ward, or Walker’s Point.

Our founders battled to keep their settlements separate by building street grids that didn’t match up! This is the reason why many of Milwaukee’s downtown bridges are on a diagonal.

The first bridge over the Milwaukee River, at the site of the Juneau Avenue Bridge, was built in 1840. West siders removed the west side of the bridge on May 8, 1845, the start of what is commonly called the “Bridge War,” and also damaged the west side of the Wells Street Bridge. East siders retaliated with the destruction of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge and threats to destroy the dam across the Milwaukee River. Several “battles” broke out between the people of the two communities.

Bridge Battle Alley updated their business hours. 04/21/2020

Bridge Battle Alley updated their business hours.

Bridge Battle Alley updated their business hours.

Bridge Battle Alley updated their website address. 04/21/2020

Bridge Battle Alley updated their website address.

Bridge Battle Alley updated their website address.

Bridge Battle Alley - Milwaukee, WI

We love Milwaukee’s history and want to contribute to making more history here. Bridge Battle Alley is a tribute to local artists and businesses in Downtown Milwaukee. The murals were started on April 14th, 2020 - also known as the first and only 414 Milwaukee Day spent in quarantine. Local event planners and businesses came together to bring live music, art, giveaways, toasts and more to celebrate together virtually. View the art yourself - located between Edison and Water from Highland to North of Juneau.

Our beautiful city was established by three men in the mid 1800’s and communites were divided by rivers. Byron Kilbourn established Kilbourntown on the west side of the Milwaukee River (north of the Menomonee River); Solomon Juneau established Juneautown east of the Milwaukee River; and George Walker established a trading post south of the Milwaukee River in what later became the 5th Ward, or Walker’s Point.

Our founders battled to keep their settlements separate by building street grids that didn’t match up! This is the reason why many of Milwaukee’s downtown bridges are on a diagonal.

The first bridge over the Milwaukee River, at the site of the Juneau Avenue Bridge, was built in 1840. West siders removed the west side of the bridge on May 8, 1845, the start of what is commonly called the “Bridge War,” and also damaged the west side of the Wells Street Bridge. East siders retaliated with the destruction of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge and threats to destroy the dam across the Milwaukee River. Several “battles” broke out between the people of the two communities.

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