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Paint the Pavement 

Paint the Pavement gives Milwaukee residents the opportunity to showcase streets as places for people to enjoy. This program turns city streets and sidewalks into canvases that help enhance community identify and build a sense of place.

Projects Across Milwaukee

Since its creation, Paint the Pavement has brought dozens of streets to life with art in neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee. Explore a story map of the completed projects across our city below!

Paint the Pavement story map cover showing people painting a street
View story map.

Guidelines and Application 

Want to get started on your own Paint the Pavement project? Check out the Paint the Pavement Guide to learn the rules about painting streets and sidewalks, and complete an online application below.

Paint the Pavement Guide 

Paint the Pavement Permit Application

Special Event Permit 

Note: Please complete the online special event permit only after your Paint the Pavement application has been approved.

Contact Us


[email protected]

 Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 

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