Giannis Antetokounmpo mural community celebration in Milwaukee

It's a towering example of community pride – and Milwaukee celebrated the massive mural of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo midday on Friday, May 13.

City leaders including Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Bucks President Peter Feigin, and the mural artist himself, Mauricio Ramirez, were on hand for the event.

"The Bucks have always dreamed and always talked about being part of the fabric and landscape of Milwaukee -- and today, we literally are in the landscape of Milwaukee," Feigin said. "We are so proud to promote public artwork in Milwaukee."

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin

As part of the event, Ramirez signed the mural with spray paint. 

Mauricio Ramirez signs the Giannis mural in downtown Milwaukee

There were also food trucks on site – as well as appearances by Bango and the Bucks Entertainment Team.

The Giannis mural is 54’ by 56’. Ramirez used spray paint, passion, and precision to get the job done. It took 250 hours over 13 days to complete.

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The Bucks, Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District #21, and 600 EAST were also involved in this collaboration.