On a rainy Saturday afternoon about 150 people gathered for the unveiling of Milwaukee’s newest mural on the wall of the Butters-Fetting building at 1669 S. First St. The mural tells the 50-year history of UMOS (United Migrant Opportunity Services) and depicts the struggles of migrant workers and immigrants in Wisconsin.
The mural was a 15-month project led by artist and Peck School of the Arts instructor Raoul Deal. The project involved historians and UWM art students who mentored high school interns from ArtWorks for Milwaukee. The mural was ArtWorks’ largest project in 16 years.
The event, held in a tent, featured music, food and dancing. Speakers discussed their experience working on the mural and thanked everyone involved for their support.