'Be Kind' mural in Milwaukee; unveiled by mayor, muralist Fred Kaems

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, muralist Fred Kaems, and North Shore Bank officially unveiled on Thursday, June 2 a larger-than-life, kindness-themed installation constructed on Water Street. It spells "BE KIND." 

The installation is located at 510 E. Pleasant Street in Milwaukee..

Be Kind mural in Milwaukee

"Pretty proud to be able to work on a project that builds togetherness and unity and community," Kaems said.

Kaems also said his inspiration was a Milwaukee summer – and what he called the unofficial color scheme in the city – blue and gold.

Muralist Fred Kaems

"A simple message -- to be kind," said Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson. "We know we have to be kind to each other in our families, we have to be kind to each other in our neighborhoods, certainly on the roadways as well."

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Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson

During the unveiling, Mayor Johnson officially proclaimed June 2, 2022 as "Be Kind Day" in Milwaukee, as North Shore Bank gifts leaders in Milwaukee with $500 each in starter funds to pay forward and spread more kindness this summer.