“IN:SITE Art on Fond Du Lac Summary” by Joseph Reeves


“IN:SITE and Reggie Baylor Create Milwaukee’s First Intersection Painting” by Joseph Reeves


IN:SITE “Art on Fond du Lac” Promo from Joseph Reeves on Vimeo.

IN:SITE, an art organization fostering temporary public art, with major support from the City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation, will open a yearlong art initiative June 29th along Fond du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee, from 17th to 37th Street. “Art on Fond du Lac” is IN:SITE’s most cohesive installation. It makes this prominent artery more attractive, acts as a catalyst for neighborhood development, increases transportation safety, and creates cooperation between community partners.

These are the ten local lead artists, identified with their sites, plus associate project planners:

  • Reginald Baylor—(Intersection painting installed with the help of forty people June 9. A severe thunderstorm June 13 resulted in premature wearing. IN:SITE is working with Baylor to potentially mount a commemorative installation near the intersection.)
  • Laci Coppins—Sherman Park Senior Living Center and Curative Care Network, Inc.
  • Byrd and Erin Dorbin—Sherman Park Community Association
  • Ashley Janke—Project planner
  • George Jones—Green space at 2344 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
  • Annushka Peck—Johnsons Park
  • Paul Peck—Fondy Farmers Market and Milwaukee Mall
  • Joseph R. Reeves—Chain-link fencing
  • Chelsea Wait—Window art on and inside multiple buildings
  • Joseph R. Reeves—Chain-link fencing


Guide to Art on Fond Du Lac which includes a map that can be used on a walking tour:

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CLICK THE IMAGE to download the self-guided tour.

Self-guided tour for sixteen stops on Fond du Lac Avenue:


CLICK THE IMAGE to download the self-guided tour.
The art on chain-link fencing features quotes by Mattiebelle Woods. Woods was possibly the oldest working journalist in the nation when she died at the age of 102 in 2005. The City of Milwaukee dedicated the intersection of Fond du Lac and Center in her memory. IN:SITE hopes reviving quotes of hers like, “Do something constructive to help other people” will generate momentum for a permanent memorial to her.

IN:SITE has three events planned for the opening weekend.

  • On Saturday, June 29th, Wild Space Dance Company is working with youths from North Division Boys & Girls Club and the student dance company Swag Prep for performances at 1:00 and 2:00 at the Fondy Farmers Market, 2200 W. Fond du Lac Avenue. See dance and pick out fresh produce!
  • After the Fondy Farmers Market closes at 3:00, Johnsons Park Neighborhood Association will help IN:SITE host “Art in the Park” from 3:00-6:00 at 1919 W. Fond du Lac Avenue. This event for families will feature
  • 3:30 “Out To Lunch–the Fresh Food Variety Show” celebrating the urban garden movement by Milwaukee Public Theatre
  • 4:15 “A Midnight Cry: The Underground Railroad to Freedom” gives a sneak peak of the First Stage play
  • 5:00 Drumming and dance program arranged by lead artist George Jones
  • Plus workshops, tours, culture stands from Wormfarm Institute, samples of fresh juice and cookies from Walnut Way and Amaranth, and information tables



IN:SITE thanks the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County for the tremendous support it has received for “Art on Fond du Lac.” The list of sponsors and hosts below indicates how backing for this project has come from the entire community.


  • City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation
  • Marketplace Business Improvement District #32
  • Fondy Food Center
  • Gorman & Company
  • Milwaukee County
  • Seaway Bank and Trust Company
  • Columbia Savings & Loan Association
  • Creative Alliance Milwaukee


  • Sherman Park Senior Living Center
  • Sherman Park Community Association
  • Staples Brothers Paint & Hardware Store
  • Milwaukee County Transit System
  • Staples Brothers Paint & Hardware Store
  • City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works
  • ABC Liquor
  • TJ Auto
  • Milwaukee Community Service Corps
  • Curative Care Network, Inc.
  • Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee
  • Fondy Farmers Market
  • Milwaukee Mall
  • Best Buy Furniture
  • Johnson Park Lofts
  • Milwaukee County Parks


  • Reginald Baylor donated his design
  • Bliffert Lumber and Fuel
  • Berntsen International, Inc.
  • Empire Level Manufacturing Corporation
  • General Finishes
  • Jonco Industries
  • First Stage
  • Milwaukee Public Theatre
  • Wild Space Dance Company
  • Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
  • Capuchin Apartments
  • Felmers Chaney Correctional Center
  • Milwaukee Community Service Corps
  • Safe & Sound
  • Urban DeVersion
  • Donnelly Chiropractic
  • Pizza Shuttle
  • Lena’s Food Market
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design


  • Alverno College intern Jean Smith and volunteers
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design intern Elise Thomm
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning interns Andrew Carlson and Pa Phouala Vang
  • IN:SITE advisors Sara Daleiden and Karin Wolf
  • Adam Carr
  • NJ Unaka from ReThink Factory
  • Lauren Zimmermann