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Paint On Port Mural Program

Port Washington Main Street, in collaboration with the City of Port Washington, launched a three-year mural program to bring 10+ murals to our city between 2023 and 2025. Port Washington has a rich art history, and we are excited to use public art to add vibrancy to our downtown and our city while paying homage to its history and character.

Home of the Mural Mosaic Midwest Mural

Port Washington has been chosen as the location for the Mural Mosaic Global Roots Project America Connects Midwest Mural! Port Washington represents the 11 states comprising the Midwest region in this global art project, whose aim is to re-connect people throughout art across the globe. Port Washington Main Street, as a non-profit organization working in economic development for the historic downtown, received the mural as a donation, and it was installed on the north wall of Twisted Willow Restaurant (308 N Franklin St) in April 2023.

Read the press release from Mural Mosaic

Learn more about Mural Mosaic and their Global Roots Project

Paint on Port Week

June 21 – 29, 2024

Join us as a lead-in to Paint on Port Week with live music at the Heart of the Harbor on Thursday, June 20th from 5-7 pm.

Paint on Port Week kicks off Friday, June 21st at 10 am when the three guest artists begin painting their respective murals. Watch as the murals come to life through June 29th.

During the week, you can enjoy family-friendly activities including:

  • Paint & Sip Events
  • Street Eats
  • Sidewalk Sales
  • and more

People’s Wall Image Hunt

Our 2023 community mural was designed and painted by adults in the Balance, Inc. and Prime Horizon day programs for adults with disabilities. Lead by art instructor Rodrigo Santamaria, over the course of summer 2023, the People’s Wall took shape. Made up of hundreds of individual images, the expansive mural depicts the many ideas the artists cited when asked, “What do you think of when you think of PORT WASHINGTON?” and “What do you think of when you think of Wisconsin?”

Visit the mural and see if you can find these images hiding.

Download the Hunt


Volunteers will also be needed during our summer paint week(s) when the artists will be painting the murals.

Some volunteer opportunities include:

  • Transporting artist to and from airport and lodging
  • Driving artist to paint supply store
  • Wall prep/wall priming
  • Helping paint parts of mural under artist direction
  • Supporting artists on paint days to get supplies, meals or water
  • Set up and clean up
  • Celebratory event at the end of Paint Week

Check out our Interactive Mural Experience


To supplement seed money provided by the City of Port, we are fundraising to support additional costs for the program and the artists.

These funding needs include:

  • Professional artist fees
  • Wall preparation and mural maintenance
  • Development of a mural walk
  • Artist travel, lodging & meal stipends
  • Mural plaques
  • Photography/Videography

Contact us with questions about supporting this program.


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Paint on Port Donor Recognition

 Benefactor of the Arts ($10,000 and Up)

This donation tier will include recognition on Downtown Port website, Ozaukee Press and social media coverage, unveiling ceremony mention, listed on Mural Walk map, framed photo of mural, meet and greet with artists and photo opportunities.

 Arts Patron ($5000 – $9,999)

This donation tier will include recognition on Downtown Port website, social media and at the unveiling ceremony, listed on Mural Walk map plus photo with selected artist at mural.

 Arts Advocate ($1,000 – $4,999)

This donation tier will include recognition on Downtown Port website, social media and listed on the Mural Walk map.

Friend of the Arts ($20 – $999)

This donation tier will include recognition on Downtown Port website and social media.


Contact POP Project Manager Eileen Grace with questions. Email:

For media contacts, please contact Port Washington Main Street Executive Director Kristina Tadeo. Email:

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