New mural in MacArthur Square pays homage to 'The Hero in You'

MILWAUKEE  -- A new mural thanking frontline workers is going up at MacArthur Square near the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

Milwaukee native Ken Brown will take his artistic talents to the 620-foot wide panel of the city-owned parking structure at 6th Street and Kilbourn Avenue.

Known for his use of lines and colors to make a stained glass effect, the mural will be titled "The Hero in You" – an homage to Milwaukee's COVID-19 pandemic response. There will be more than 10 downtown essential workers depicted in the mural, a release said. Their stories can be found here.

The mural was commissioned by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 and the Downtown Placemaking Task Force, with partnerships with the Department of Public Works.