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City wide effort honoring 1967 Fair Housing marches

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New mural in Walker’s Point from Black Paint Studios

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Milwaukee is getting a little brighter. Radio Milwaukee has teamed up with local artists to create two murals in the city.

The first mural is complete and the second, by Black Paint Studios, is now in progress in Walker’s Point on the side of Var Gallery 643 S 2nd St!

Artist: Black Paint Studios
Location: Var Gallery, 643 S. 2nd Street
Mural start date: September 9, 2017
Anticipated mural completion: October 1, 2017
Concept:  This concept asks hard questions. How do we ignore differences? Why shouldn’t we? How do we honor them? Why should we? Differences can be used to divide and cause harm. Differences can also be beautiful and make us stronger. Differences exist. And talking about them — and really listening to others talk about them — versus pretending they’re not there is what they see as a necessary part of the path to healing divisions, breaking down barriers and bringing people together.There’s a lot of hope in the theme too. It assumes healing is possible. It suggests a constructive path to something better. The antithesis of ignoring is listening. Listening is one of the most powerful ways to honor another person. It hopes we are all capable of listening to and honoring each other or it wouldn’t bother asking. It hopes that we’re brave enough to do this hard work together.

Get to know the artists behind the new mural below:

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In the Wings: None Above brings customized shoes to Milwaukee

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Noel AlvaradoNoel Alvarado

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10 don’t miss Doors Open Milwaukee locations

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Repurposed parking meters are being used to combat homelessness

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Photo by Lee Matz, Milwaukee Independent
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In The Wings: Agency helping women, minorities realize business dreams

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Nicole Urquhart, Owner of Baby Express, Racine, WI. Photo via WWBIC.com.

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Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Former Girls’ Tech

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Get to know 88Nine’s new multimedia producer Vianca Fuster

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Tasty flicks: 6 films about food at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival

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MKE Stories

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So many Milwaukee stories to tell! And here’s where we tell them.

Positive “Community Stories” about our neighbors who are making Milwaukee a better place.

Interesting stories about Milwaukee’s growing restaurant scene, and The Moody Cook’s smart take on food and food culture.

And thoughtful stories on the people who continue to create Milwaukee’s rich culture of performing and fine arts.

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