Call for Art

East Side BID Call to Artists

Hello! As the warm weather starts to send out hints of the Summer to come, the East Side BID is planning for new pieces of public art in our district in 2021. We're excited this year to be able to commission new murals in Milwaukee's original street art gallery, Black Cat Alley, and new painted picnic tables in the East Side Art Lot.- a temporary public courtyard that we're grateful to be bringing back for a second year.   As we're working to secure funding, I'm in the process of creating a contact list for groups, organizations, and businesses that work with Milwaukee and Wisconsin artists, to whom we can send our future Call to Artists as part of our distribution plans. The intention is for the entities on these Local and State contact lists to help us distribute our Calls to a diverse array of artists, and to get these paid work opportunities in front of the visual artists you work with. Both of these upcoming 2021 public art projects will be limited to Wisconsin-based artists, and there will be a priority again for BIPOC/Women/LGBTQ+ artists. If you're willing to have your contact added, or have any additional contact recommendations, please let me know.

For more info, contact Larissa Gladding at

Call to Artists & Art Opportunities