Voting is Power Street Mural, Milwaukee, WI

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Creator

Voces de los Artistas and Nicolas Lampert

Title

Voting is Power Street Mural, Milwaukee, WI

Coverage

43.012296, -87.920655

Description

Voces de los Artistas (the art affinity group with Voces de la Frontera) painted on October 10, 2020, a 275′ x 26′ street mural with text that reads "VOTING IS POWER: BLACK AND BROWN LIVES MATTER." It is painted in bright yellow on Historic Mitchell Street in the heart of the Latino community in Milwaukee. VDLA also painted ten GOTV banners and screen-printed t-shirts and prints that were given away throughout the day.

The event was permitted by the city. The city gave Voces de la Frontera a permit to host a block party from 8 am-5 pm, and to paint the mural with tempera paint. Voces de los Artistas (and the Art Build Workers) took a key role in organizing the street painting action, the banner painting stations, and the screen printing. It was artists working directly in a movement. It was the power of an art affinity group (Voces de los Artistas) in a movement (Voces de la Frontera.) It was the power of youth organizing – YES! (Youth Empowered in the Struggle) with Voces. It was the power of allies in the community volunteering their time and energy. And it was the power of the community to imagine and to fight for a better world.

Source

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News Coverage by Milwaukee Independent

Rights

Artists: Voces de los Artistas and Nicolas Lampert

Photographer: Raymond Moore Jr.

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

LA

Spatial Coverage

Located on West Mitchell St. between 8th and 7th

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