STITCH Milwaukee: Community Mural Project

A community-driven project reclaiming public spaces on the North & South sides of Milwaukee, addressing segregation, & providing a platform to tell our stories.
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STITCH Milwaukee
Community
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
8 Team Members

Short Summary

The STITCH Milwaukee: Community Mural Project core organizing team is comprised of artists, art and K-12 educators, students, mentors, non-profit youth workers, and university staff who were all born and raised right here in Milwaukee.  We are all community members of both the Northside and Southside of Milwaukee, committed to the beautifying of our neighborhoods through the arts and to promoting safe, engaging spaces for our youth.

This mural project aims to reclaim spaces, like vacant walls and empty lots, through creating murals designed and painted by Milwaukee youth and community members themselves. Through facilitated workshops, participants will learn techniques and be exposed to various exercises to aid in their process of designing and realizing their own panel of this mural. One unique aspect of this project is the direct community involvement in both the design and execution of the mural itself.  Another is the location of the mural; half will be installed on the North side of Milwaukee and half on the South side, challenging viewers to find the other half on the opposite side of town. All summer we'll be providing a safe and creative space for youth and residents to be involved, a time when violence skyrockets and there are not enough accessible, productive opportunities for youth and community members.

The STITCH Milwaukee: Community Mural Project will be composed of participants just like YOU; young and grown people alike, community members, creative and caring!

What We Need & What You Get

  • We are hoping to raise $5,000 in order to make this project free of cost to all community members that would like to participate!
  • These monies will cover things like supplies, transportation for community members and the installation of the mural!
  • All of our perks are hand-made by those directly organizing this project. We are each our own artist & have created our own perks to share WITH YOU!

The Impact

With your contributions this unique grassroots, community-based project will have an opportunity to reach the streets of Milwaukee and the eyes and hands of Milwaukee residents!

Other Ways You Can Help

  • We are accepting donations of the following materials:

    • Paint
    • Buckets
    • Paint rollers
    • Plywood
    • Drop cloths
    • Extension poles
    • Brushes
    • Spray paint
    • Respirators
    • Varnish
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Thank you for your support!

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$2,570USD
raised by 77 people in 1 month
51% funded
No time left
$5,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on July 13, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Every little bit counts

    And I'm glad to give!

    3 claimed
  • $10USD
    It's time!

    1 button w/ STITCH Logo 1 Handmade magnet w/ STITCH Logo

    5 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $10USD
    Donating to your cause!

    Best of luck! No need to send me anything!

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  • $25USD
    Earrings & Button

    1 handmade pair of earrings (beaded, seeds, paper, recycled material), 1 button w/ STITCH logo!

    8 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $25USD
    Donating to your cause!

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  • $40USD
    Writer's Corner

    Copy of "STITCHin' Milwaukee," an anthology of youth artists published in 2011, 1 Handmade and Handstitched STITCH journal, and 1 magnet or 1 button w/ STITCH Logo, your choice!

    6 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $40USD
    Donating to your cause!

    Best of luck! No need to send me anything!

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  • $60USD
    All Bundled Up

    Handmade earrings (beaded, seeds, paper, recycled material), 1 magnet w/ STITCH Logo, 1 button w/ STITCH Logo, STITCH printed shirt (fresh & handmade!)

    3 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $60USD
    Donating to your cause!

    Best of luck! No need to send me anything!

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  • $100USD
    Bundle no. 5

    Handmade blusas tejidas (crochet blouse) from Capilla de Guadalupe, Jalisco, México. Made by family relatives of a STITCH member!

    0 out of 8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    Donating to your cause!

    Best of luck! No need to send me anything!

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  • $200USD
    Workshop with Us

    STITCH MKE members will give you & your friends an arts based workshop, you pick what’d you’d like to learn! From Screenprinting, to poetry, recycled jewelry, bookmaking (bookbinding) & more!

    1 out of 3 claimed
  • $200USD
    Donating to your cause!

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  • $350USD
    Picture This

    Large 26” x 32” photographic print of completed mural, with a fine handcrafted wooden frame, made from real Wisconsin grown Amish wood! Signed by project participants! Also 1 magnet w/ STITCH Logo, 1 button with STITCH logo, and 1 STITCH printed T-shirt!

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $350USD
    Donating to your cause!

    Best of luck! No need to send me anything!

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  • $500USD
    I really believe in STITCH

    I'm not even doing this for the perk, just send me a handprinted STITCH shirt so I can represent, a framed 8x10 of the mural so I can be inspired daily, and know that your work is valued and necessary!

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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