By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published May 17, 2023 at 4:36 PM

The City of Wauwatosa is planning to add two more murals to the North Avenue Mural Arts District in East Tosa this summer.

The six-mural district was born in 2019.

The murals will be funded by the Wauwatosa Tourism Commission and a call for proposals from artists has been issued.

According to Ald. Joel Tilleson, proposals will be accepted through June 15, and installation of the selected murals will take place in July.

One of the murals will be painted on the side of 7227 W. North Ave., occupied by The Real Good Life meal service and the other will be a building wrap to replace the one painted in 2019 on Voline Garage Central, 6902 W. North Ave.

Artists will receive an honorarium based on square footage of the work. The stipend for the wall is $7,500 and it is $8,500 for the Voline wrap. Artists can also receive a travel stipend of $1,000.

Find all the relevant details on how to to submit a proposal in this PDF.

A jury will select the final mural designs.

To see the murals painted in 2019, check out this article.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.