Welcome to the Bayshore Art Walk!
The reimagined Bayshore includes a vibrant display of original artwork by some of Milwaukee’s most talented artists. The Art Walk takes you throughout Bayshore and showcases a variety of murals and a can’t-miss augmented reality experience.
Use the detailed map below as your guide for this distinctive foray into local art and capture your experience with a selfie or photo. Tag us at @thebayshorelife, and discover each artists’ Instagram handles on their artwork and in the “About” section below.
Enjoy the imaginative experience of Bayshore's Art Walk!
About each mural location:
1. Bigshot Robot – Total Wine | @bigshotrobot
David Mark Zimmerman’s vibrant and inspiring mural tells the story of the curious pioneer within us all, navigating through this incredible journey called “life.”
2. CERA – Total Wine | @cera_streetart
CERA’s beautiful landscape merges fantasy and reality as it captures the beauty of discovering Bayshore.
3. Kristina Rolander - @kristinarolander
Kristina Rolander’s engaging, photo-friendly mural reminds you that, while life may have its glitches, your journey can still be full of color, playfulness, movement, and beauty.
4. Christina Persika – Bus Stop | @persikadesignco
Paying homage to harmonious Mother Nature, local artist Christina Persika imagines a lively piece dancing with terrazzo-like patterns, color-blocking, and butterflies.
5. Christina Persika – Cheesecake Factory | @persikadesignco
Persika’s abstract work is a nod to legendary painter Vincent Van Gogh. Admiring this magnificent view is akin to frolicking through a whimsical hillside.
6. Kristina Rolander – Orvis Garage Entrance | @kristinarolander
Kristina Rolander’s energizing neon creation takes you on a visually psychedelic ride through a place you’d least expect.
7. CERA - Bayshore Apartments Lightwell | @cerastreetart
While creating the mockup for the lightwell, above the halo, I kept thinking about creating a weightless composition. This heavy concrete structure sits above a floating light fixture in an open archway, and I think a 2D image that depicts flowing shapes like water and clouds was a fun response to the weightless light and the brutal wall structure. The color selection was a loose response to both Shane Walsh’s paintings sitting below, and Kristina Rolander’s neon waves that crash all throughout the garage, all while being mindful this is the "Blue" garage.
8. Shane Walsh – Bayshore Place Apartments | @shanewalshpaintings
Blending collage, photography, and digital technology, Shane Walsh’s works are distinct. At Bayshore, he merges an abstract painting with visual language from 1990s subcultures.
Download the Artivive App on your phone to view this mural as a mind-blowing, interactive augmented reality experience.
9. John Kowalczyk & Fred Kaems – Parking Meter Art | @johnkowalczyk & @fred_the_artist
Revered local artists John Kowalczyk and Fred Kaems transform monotonous parking meters into fantastical creatures, Picasso-inspired faces, and abstract shapes for the imagination.
10. John Kowalczyk – Monster Meter Wall | @johnkowalczyk
Across from the Apple store, Kowalczyk continues charming the property with his surreal signature style of myth, math, and magic with the monster meter wall.
11.Anwar Floyd-Pruitt - Rotunda Gust Services | @anwarfp
“Inner Outerspace”: Rather than images existing in the space, objects activate the space and create portals into a colorful dimension. Textured layers of mark-making work in tandem with dynamic curves and diagonals to simultaneously create, both, intimate moments of intrigue for the up-close viewer, as well as a boundary-blurring optical experience from farther away. The imagination takes over and playfully fills in the negative space between the objects in an attempt to complete the entire landscape/panorama.
12. Emma Daisy & Real Abstract – Rotunda Installation | @emmadaisy
This piece was created to flirt, entice and draw you in from afar—to remind us that play is an important part of life and that we should all take ourselves a little less seriously at times. As you get closer and arrive at the work in full view, you can see and experience all the layers, dimensions, and textures from different angles. The bold lines and strong shapes create moments of tension but feel playful, light, and celebratory. It is as if the shapes are so excited they can no longer contain themselves and are physically popping out of the canvas—burring the lines of 2 dimensions and 3, and inviting the viewer to step into that world. Originally painted on a small scale, the design was about color, mark-making, gestural brush-strokes, and spontaneity. On a large scale, Fridays are for Fun, is meant to contrast the stark white space of the atrium with a rhythmic arrangement of vibrant colors to reflect a range of human emotions and ultimately excite the viewer with a sense of wonder—what else is possible?
13. Sid Ylagan – Target | @sidpaints
Located outside Target, the largest Bayshore mural celebrates diversity while complementing the area’s distinctive fashion and retail offerings.
14. Branon Minga - The Yard Sculpture | @brandongminga - COMING THIS JULY!
15. Emma Daisy – Shapes on Bayshore Dr. | @emmadaisy
Bayshore art curator Emma Daisy paints geometric shapes that playfully dance and inspire viewers along with their colorful exploration of The Yard.
15. Emma Daisy & Real Abstract – Silver Spring Garage (East) | @emmadaisy & @real.abstract
In a tag-team effort, Daisy and Dave Watkins celebrate nature in the concrete jungle by creating a delightful bouquet of blooming native florals.
17. Sid Ylagan – Silver Spring Building | @sidpaints
Commuter, a larger-than-life mural by local designer Sid Ylagan, highlights Bayshore’s business and residential areas.
18. Bigshot Robot – Tomorrow’s Yesterday Tunnel | @bigshotrobot
Tomorrow’s Yesterday is a mirrored mural celebrating yesterday and tomorrow—reminding you to remember the past while you envision an exciting new future.
19. Emma Daisy – Trader Joes | @emmadaisy - COMING THIS JUNE!
20. Emma Daisy & Real Abstract – Silver Spring Garage (West) | @emmadaisy & @real.abstract
Located by Trader Joe's, Daisy and Watkins continue their uplifting collaboration to brighten the west-facing parking garage with blossoming swamp rose and phlox.
21. Anwar Floyd-Pruitt & Real Abstract – Wall of Faces | @anwarfp & @real.abstract
Fine artists Anwar Foyd-Pruitt and Watkins collaborate on a brilliant mural continuum to show how community and connectivity are core pillars of the reimagined Bayshore.
22. Bigshot Robot – Northshore Passthrough | @bigshotrobot
Inspired by the lakefront and the Milwaukee Art Museum architecture, Zimmerman takes the viewer through an immersive and serene passageway connecting the parking garage to the main square.
23. Fred Kaems – Submarine Meter Wall | @fred_the_artist
A talented muralist, Kaems transforms what was once just a wall of utility meters into an imerssive underwater submarine ship to explore freshwater fish of Lake Michigan.
24. Kristina Rolander – Northshore Garage Entrance | @kristinarolander
Once overlooked, a parking garage now becomes a whimsical universe, offering a dash of inspirational joy, an Instagrammable moment, and an opportunity for connection.