Hundreds of people gathered at 4715 W. Center St., on Sept. 22 to celebrate the neighborhood’s newest mural, “Sherman Park Rising.” Artist Tia Richardson created the mural with the help of more than 250 people.
Mayor Tom Barrett praised the mural for bringing community members together, while calling for better police and community relations. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn told the gathering that the mural represents hope.
“We all came together to make this vision happen,” Richardson said.
The mural’s images tell the stories of Sherman Park, Richardson explained. The vines connecting people represent the social support systems of the community. The babies represent the youth who are critical to the neighborhood.
The event featured a ribbon cutting that included Richardson, Barrett and Flynn, as well as refreshments from Jay’s Uptown Cafe.