If you would like to submit a mural to be added to the Map or information about a mural currently featured, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include as much of the following information as possible:
- Location of the mural (exact address and/or nearest intersection + on what side of the structure it is located)
- Title of the mural
- Year painted
- Description of the content in the mural/story behind the mural
- Images of the mural and painting process
I will always credit you for any large sum of information that you provide. Regarding photos, unless you specifically ask otherwise, I will always credit you for any photos that I use on the website. Please keep in mind, though, that there are no usage restrictions on uncredited images on this website; in other words, I welcome the public to use any (unaccredited) images on this website however they like, free of charge (hence, why I took most of the photos myself).
This website only features outdoor murals, as it would be too impractical to include both indoor and outdoor murals. At this moment in time I am not including murals whose primary purposes are to advertise products or businesses. I will include, however, murals that focus less on the product or business and more on images that beautify and unite the neighborhood. For example, I have included on the MKE Mural Map murals painted for businesses that allude to the businesses only through small logos placed in the murals’ corners. Likewise, some businesses featured on the Map have no mention of the attached business at all.
I do not have a formal system in place for determining if a mural is more “community focused” or “business focused,” and the decision is solely at my discretion; but my general rule of thumb is that if 30% or less of the mural is about promoting a product or business, the mural qualifies to be on the Map.
Regarding graffiti murals, they can be considered for the map if they meet 3 qualifications: 1) they were made without malicious intentions, 2) they were made for the benefit of the community around it, and 3) the person(s) who painted it received permission to do so from the owner of the building.