Kenosha Wall Crawl

7/21/2019 - Autumn Jones

Arts & Culture, Interactive
Explore public art on walls and beyond in Kenosha, WI
Explore public art on walls and beyond in Kenosha, WI
Explore public art on walls and beyond in Kenosha, WI
Explore public art on walls and beyond in Kenosha, WI
Explore public art on walls and beyond in Kenosha, WI
Explore public art on walls and beyond in Kenosha, WI

Kenosha is an incredible art community. It’s rare to walk around downtown and not find a captivating piece of public art. The most Insta-worthy spots could be right around the corner! Here’s a look at a wall crawl of the best murals in the area.

·      On 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, you can find a mural of one of Kenosha’s historic streetcars on the east side of the Kenosha Creative Space building. 

·      At 5834 6th Avenue, on the south side of the House of Nutrition building, there is a mural of a 1970 AMC Gremlin. 

·      On 55th Street and 6th Avenue, on the back side of the Jockey Factory Store, is a brightly colored piece interwoven with symbols of Kenosha which was designed by local artist Kelly Witte and painted by members of Y-LinK.

·      “Re:Vision” - The local art gallery is home to two wall murals, on is eclectic and the other is a regional artists’ interpretation of the gallery’s namesake.

·      Alley Oop, just off 7th Ave between 56th and 57th Streets, is a special space with multiple paintings by artists in the community. It was created as a project to transform the blank brick into a visually pleasing public art gallery.

·      Modern Apothecary, Kenosha’s locally owned pharmacy, has two huge murals on their building. These themed greetings welcome visitors and can make anyone feel nostalgic.

·     Jungle Wall - Directly behind Parker and Barrow tattoo shop is such a fun jungle wall!  Found at 5712 6th Avenue, this is definitely one you’d miss if you weren’t searching for it.

·      Flirtacious eyes adorn the west side of The Girl is Polished.

·      If you come to Kenosha in the winter but want to feel like it’s summer, stop by 6403 75th Street. Outside of Dickow Cyzak Tile Co & Carpet One is an adorable, colorful mural of the harbor!

·      A market mural is painted on a wall overlooking Columbus Park, home to a weekday farmers market.

·      Starry Night, located at 2008 63rd Street on the west side of DeBerge’s Framing & Gallery, is a captivating rendition of the popular Van Gogh painting.

·      A design of famous influential faces (more specifically, their eyes) is painted on the east side of the Emer Eye Care building on Roosevelt Road. 

·      A beautiful yacht decorates the south side of the building that houses Captain Jim’s Yacht Sales on Sheridan Road, just north of 52ndStreet.

·      Kemper Mosaic Wall- Behind the historic Kemper Center at 6501 3rd Avenue is a stunning mosaic wall. It was designed and constructed by Kady B. Faulkner from materials found right in Lake Michigan!

·      Playful penguins cleverly dressed in tuxedos are the décor on the backside of Mike Bjorn’s, view this mural from 56thStreet just east of 7thAvenue. 

These are just a few of the great public art displays in our community. Add the Kenosha Sculpture Walk, several mosaics throughout down, and more murals throughout the city and you can tour all day long just enjoying art!

Autumn Jones

Autumn Jones

Community Blogger

Kenosha Native, Carthage grad, photographer, future elementary teacher! Lover of dogs, contagious laughter, and good books. I'm typically snapping photos and going on ice cream or coffee dates!