Murals In Clarke Square

Clarke Square is one of our highlighted neighborhoods for Doors Open. This neighborhood is filled with murals created by local artists, youth, and community members. Check out these murals as you explore Clarke Square during Doors Open weekend!

Mitchell Mural

Located on the shed near the splash pool in Mitchell Park

Youth and community members of all ages participated in making this mixed media mural for the shed at Mitchell Park through Arists Working in Education, inc.’s Satellite Studio program.

Welcome to Clarke Square Mural

SW corner of 21st St. and National Ave.

This mural was a Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative project. It’s one of the first things you see when you enter Clarke Square.

Lao Buddhist Temple Mural

1923 W National Ave.

This mural depicts images of Vietnam. It is located on the side of Phan’s Garden Restaurant, the oldest Vietnamese restaurant in Milwaukee, and shares building space with the Lao Buddhist Temple.

Hummingbirds Mural

NW corner of 22nd St. and National Ave.

The theme of this mural is “life,” and it was made 100% with spray paint. The artist wants to beautify the neighborhood and hopes his murals will evoke positive feelings and discourage people from focusing on negative things.

Aztec Ink Mural

1230 S Cesar E Chavez Dr.

The mural was born from stories the artists from STICH Milwaukee shared through a series of talking circles about growing up in Milwaukee, which has been ranked the most segregated city in the United States.

Caesar Chavez Mural

1622 W Washington St. – Corner of Washington and Cesar Chavez Dr.

Depicted in the mural are local businesses on Cesar Chavez Dr. as well as Hispanic cultural identifiers, like the Aztec Calendar, Chichen Itza, grape farms, and the United Farm Workers Flag. Also depicted in the mural are images and quotes from Marshall Vega, Jesus Salas, and Cesar Chavez, all important leaders. This mural was created as part of TRUE Skool’s Adopt a Community project.

More Art in Clarke Square

Don’t forget to stop by one of our new Doors Open sites Tree of Life Earthworks to tour their ceramic studio and take part in a unique public art project.