Getting Here

Black Cat Alley is located behind the historic Oriental Theater at the intersection of North Avenue and Ivanhoe on Milwaukee's East Side. You can enter the Alley from Prospect Avenue near the Axe Bar (AXE MKE) or from Ivanhoe near Milwaukee's only cat café (Sip 'n Purr). Please note: the Ivanhoe entry is the only accessible entry, as the Prospect entryway has a staircase.

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Scheduling a Tour

If you would liek to schedule a tour of Black Cat Alley for your organization, group or school, please contact the East Side BID to find out how you can set that up. Learn about the artists and community organizers who made this alley come to life, and the stories behind each of the beautiful murals.

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📷 Taking Photos
Black Cat Alley is one of the most-photographed locations in the city of Milwaukee! Copyrights and photo policy: Public art does not equal public domain. It is legal to take pictures for personal use, including for your social media. It is illegal, however, to take pics for commercial use, without written permission. If you would like to take a commercial photo shoot in Black Cat Alley, please contact us.
📲 Contact Us
Program Director Stacey Williams-NG

Exec Director, East Side BID Liz Brodek