The Story Behind Milwaukee’s New Murals

Perched in a lift nine stories above the foundation of the P.H. Dye House in the Third Ward, the internationally acclaimed German artist Case Maclaim looks completely relaxed. He dips his brush into a bucket of paint as casually as commuters far below him might dip doughnuts into their morning coffee. Maclaim, whose given name is Andreas Von Chrzanowski, had planned to spend the[…]

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The Power of Street Art

Special thanks to the Milwaukee Independent, Lee Matz and Dominic Inouye for an amazing in-depth piece about the new NoMAD Wauwatosa mural arts corridor that Wallpapered City just curated for the Wauwatosa Tourism Commission! Read the article here >> With interviews of all the artists, beautiful photos, and lots of great details, we enjoyed reading and re-reading it! Thank you so[…]

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The Violent Femmes video

As Program Director of Black Cat Alley, I used to get a lot of calls from people asking permission to shoot senior pictures, or wedding poses, or even local music videos. I wasn’t terribly surprised, then, when I got a call asking for information on protocols from a local music producer who was working with a band on an upcoming[…]

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New Murals in Wauwatosa

OnMilwaukee writes, “Black Cat Alley is headed west!” Wallpapered City‘s Stacey Williams-Ng, the force of artistic nature that helped make the East Side mural walk an amazing reality, is working with the Wauwatosa Tourism Commission on a series of murals on exterior walls in the East Tosa neighborhood, along West North Avenue near 68th and 69th Streets, near such popular neighborhood businesses[…]

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New Shanghai Speakeasy Murals by Stacey Williams-Ng

Wallpapered City’s Stacey Williams-Ng has been commissioned to design the interior of a new speakeasy, located behind the new Crossroads Collective food hall and accessed only from—you guessed it—OMG—Black Cat Alley! This concept plays off of the cinematic history of the Oriental Theatre, which was designed in the 1920s, and whose wall comprises 1/2 of the Black Cat Alley. Because[…]

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You Should Know Mural Artist Stacey Williams-Ng

Thank you, Radio Milwaukee for this great article! ~ Meet Stacey Williams-Ng, the artist behind one of the two Milwaukee-area murals commissioned by 88Nine. A lifelong artist, learn how she transitioned from traditional studio art to the performance of chalk and mural work. Williams-Ng helped produce the Black Cat Alley project, which opened the door to many more recent mural works you[…]

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Chicago Big Walls

In 2016, I attended the “Artists’ Confab” in Chicago for the Big Walls Project, a huge street art initiative headed up by Columbia College. These are some of the things I learned. Mark Kelly, of Columbia College, is the program director and the visionary behind the project. In 2013 they decided to go big with an intention to “transform the[…]

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Painting on the ceiling… ugh

This week I am working on a client project for an interior mural in a suburban bookstore. The bookstore owner had a specific subject already in mind, and she was dead set on it: the goddesses of wisdom, from a variety of ancient cultures. Athena, of Greek myth, will go on the ceiling; Seshat, of Egyptian myth, will go on[…]

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