The City of Wauwatosa Tourism Commission has proposed a mural district in East Tosa. Later in 2019 a number of walls, within walking distance from each other will be transformed into large murals. Inspiration has been drawn from Black Cat Alley on the East side of Milwaukee, located between Kenilworth and Ivanhoe Place. The outdoor “art gallery” circulates different murals on its walls from various local artists. The murals to be painted in East Tosa will be in collaboration with the same artist contracting group, Wallpapered City, who work with Black Cat Alley. Stacey Williams-Ng of Wallpapered City will be heading the project.
Alderman Joel Tillerson was on a business trip to Austin, TX when he saw how murals were transforming the community their and told JSONLINE, “ I thought this was a great idea to bring back to Wauwatosa and incorporate into the city somehow, ". The idea was proposed last June, with widespread support from the community and is expected to begin this coming summer.
In a previous interview with Tia Richardson, a community artist, the healing power of murals was discussed and the success of the Sherman Park Rising Mural in Sherman Park, Milwaukee. Read that interview here.