Black Cat Alley is an award-winning outdoor art gallery on the East Side and one of the most visited destinations in Milwaukee. Developed by the East Side Business Improvement District in 2016 in partnership with community partners and with artists from all over the globe, it’s a unique street art destination with 17 murals by 18 artists - and growing.
As you walk through this previously underutilized alley, pause to enjoy a garden inspired by the mural behind it and soak in the tranquility of art in the middle of an urban center. Black Cat Alley is a gift to the city, provided by the businesses of the East Side and our numerous sponsors, inspiring even more street art popping up throughout Milwaukee. Be a Part of the Art.
Black Cat Alley is 17+ outdoor large-scale murals, all in one two-block alley, an "open gallery" walkway. It is located between Kenilworth 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. A formerly dark and quiet space, now is a beautiful, cultural destination for the local visitors and tourists.
The East Side BID is looking for an Artist or a group of Artists to paint a new mural for Black Cat Alley, to be unveiled in April of 2018. The competition is open to any Milwaukee area Artist(s) over 18 years old.
Deadline for submission is Friday, March 9, 2018.
Interested in showcasing Black Cat Alley in your editorial, promotions or wedding photos or want to put your (artistic) stamp on Black Cat Alley? Reach out!
Thank you for your interest in the Black Cat Alley project. Whether you are interested in becoming a sponsor, a volunteer, or an artist, or just have a question about the project, we want to talk to you.
Please fill out the form below, or if you prefer, call Kristin at 414-885-5993.