Here are the five finalists in the People’s Flag of Milwaukee Design Initiative

Here are the five finalists in the People’s Flag of Milwaukee Design Initiative

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Today at Milwaukee City Hall, Mayor Tom Barrett announced the five finalists in the Greater Together’s People’s Flag of Milwaukee Design Initiative.  In addition to the announcement, the top 50 Milwaukee flag designs were on display at City Hall. Over 1,000 flag design submissions were submitted to the initiative. The 5 finalists will go up for an online rating process starting May 14. The winner will be revealed on June 14 at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee studios in Walker’s Point.

The idea for this initiative was sparked by a TED talk by Roman Mars from 2015. What does this mean for the actual flag of Milwaukee? Will the city adopt the finalist’s flag?

You can check out the five finalists below. You can also vote for your favorite one here.

Cream City Star (Jon Grider) The six points of the star symbolize the three original sections of the city and its three rivers and representing Milwaukee as the “Cream City” and the largest in Wisconsin.

Cream City Star (Jon Grider)
The six points of the star symbolize the three original sections of the
city and its three rivers and representing Milwaukee as the “Cream
City” and the largest in Wisconsin.

 

Three Rivers (Cameron Pothier) Milwaukee’s three rivers flow from the land into the lake, with a large disc representing the city at the confluence and our brewing history.

Three Rivers (Cameron Pothier)
Milwaukee’s three rivers flow from the land into the lake, with a large
disc representing the city at the confluence and our brewing history.

 

The “M” Star (DeChazier Stokes-Johnson) Four “M”s connect to form a cream-colored star representing Milwaukee on the blue lake, its Native American roots, unity, and signifying the city’s bright future.

The “M” Star (DeChazier Stokes-Johnson)
Four “M”s connect to form a cream-colored star representing Milwaukee
on the blue lake, its Native American roots, unity, and signifying
the city’s bright future.

 

Golden Arrow (Chanya Hughes) Milwaukee’s past, present, and future, moving in a positive direction, symbolized through its rivers, brewing history, and the lake, with white echoing the art museum.

Golden Arrow (Chanya Hughes)
Milwaukee’s past, present, and future, moving in a positive direction,
symbolized through its rivers, brewing history, and the lake, with white
echoing the art museum.

 

Sunrise Over the Lake (Robert Lenz) The sun rising over Lake Michigan symbolizes a new day. The blue bars in its reflections represent the city’s three rivers and founders.

Sunrise Over the Lake (Robert Lenz)
The sun rising over Lake Michigan symbolizes a new day. The blue
bars in its reflections represent the city’s three rivers and founders.

 

Vote for you favorite flag here.