Public Art

Note: positions on the maps are approximate, and not indicative of exact location.

Hover over any number to see the name of the art or click on a number to be taken to a larger image and information about the mural or sculpture.

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Manitowoc Postcard Mural

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Coolest Coast Mural

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Maritime Triptych

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Industrial Progress

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Ruth West Imagination

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Goggle of Frogs

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St. Francis CommUNITY Mural

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Geometric Sunrise

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Farmers Market Mural

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Moore’s Irish Pub

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Unity Mural

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Shipbuilder the Badger

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Lakeshore’s Largest Bobber

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*Inside Manitowoc Public Library* 

 

  1. Storybook Mural
  2. Brainstorm Mural
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Book Lover

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Alley Octopus

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Late for a Date

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Bellhop

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Novaks

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Red Arrow

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Spirit of the Rivers

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Cranes on Silo

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Woodland Creatures Mural

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Rural Farm Scene

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Lake Fish Mural

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Pet Nirvana Mural

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Chief Mishicot

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Downtown Manitowoc

Manitowoc Postcard

1. Manitowoc Postcard Mural

Located on the corner of S. 8th Street and Quay Street
Notice the imagery of notable Manitowoc locations within the letters.

Artist: Jason Prigge

2. Coolest Coast Mural

Located on 9th Street between Franklin and Quay Streets

Artists: Jason Prigge, Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter

Creation: circa 2019

Dedicated to the sister-city friendship between the cities of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA and Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan, established 1993. Inspired by the original art of Hokusai, "The Great Wave Off Kanazawa" circa 1831.

Maritime Triptych

3. Maritime Triptych

Located on Quay Street between S. 9th and S. 8th Streets

Artist: Jason Prigge

WINNER: Wisconsin Downtown Beautification Award

Progress Mural

4. Industrial Progress Mural

Located on the bridge tender house of the 10th Street Bridge

Artists: Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter, Stephanie Carpenter

5. Ruth West Imagination

Located on the corner of N. 8th Street and Maritime Drive

Artists: Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter, Becca Jabs

Creation: circa 2020

Goggle of Frogs

6. Goggle of Frogs

Located under the 8th Street Bridge, north side

Artists: Erin LaBonte, Don Krumpos, David Carpenter,Silver Lake College Art Students and Coolest Coast community members.

Creation: 2019

Art Slam CommUNITY Mural "Paint by Number"
A tribute to local artist and educator, Ron Stokes.

Mural on side of building with the quote "Start by doing what's necessary then do what's possivble and suddenly you are doing the impossible." by St. Francis. The art features a woman's head with black and white plants and animals sprouting from it with a background of purples and pinks.

7. St. Francis Community Mural

Located on Chicago St between Ninth and Tenth St.

Artists: Erin LaBonte, Don Krumpos, David Carpenter and Coolest Coast community members.

Creation: 2021

Art Slam CommUNITY Mural "Paint by Number"

Geometric Sunrise

8. Geometric Sunrise

Located on 9th Street between Franklin and Jay Streets

Artists: Erin LaBonte, Don Krumpos, David Carpenter,Silver Lake College Art Students and Coolest Coast community members

Creation: 2018

Art Slam CommUNITY Mural "Paint by Number"

Farmers Market

9. Farmers Market Mural

Located on Washington Street between 9th and 10th Streets

Artists: Erin LaBonte, Stephanie Carpenter, David Carpenter, Heiden Hippert, Patrick Burke

Moore's Irish Pub

10. Moore's Irish Pub

Located on Jay Street at Moore's Irish Pub in downtown Manitowoc.

Artists: Erin LaBonte (Yonder Art) and David Carpenter

Creation: circa 2020

Moore's Irish Pub on Jay Street features the Irish flag and an historic Irish lad hanging out at a lamppost pointing the ways to County Cork and Dublin.

Unity Mural

11. Unity

Located near the corner of Quay and 7th Streets

Artists: Erin LaBonte and Don Krumpos (Yonder Art), David Carpenter

Creation circa 2020

Beautiful mural celebrating the diversity of the #coolestcoast

Shipbuilder the Badger

12. Shipbuilder the Badger

Sculpture located along the Manitowoc Lakesfront near the SS Badger Carferry dock, Quay Street, Manitowoc

Artist: Carl Vanderheyden

Creation: circa 2020

This sculpture is designed to be turned 360º for the perfect photo. Maybe you can get the SS Badger Carferry or Manitowoc Breakwater Lighthouse in the background!

World's Largest Bobber Mural

13. Lakeshore's Largest Bobber

Located: 1015 S. Lakeview Dr.

Artists: Erin LaBonte and Don Krumpos (Yonder Art)

Creation: circa 2020

The Lakeshore's largest bobber! A Wastewater Treatment Facility holding tank was turned into a welcoming piece of art.

Story Book Mural

Story Book Mural

Located inside The Manitowoc Public Library

Artists: Erin LaBonte and David Carpenter

Creation: circa 2018

Features a cast of literary characters enjoying a day at Manitowoc's very own Washington Park.

Brainstorm Mural

Brainstorm Mural

Located inside The Manitowoc Public Library

Artist: Caryl Yasko​​

Creation: circa 2003

This image represents a troubled explorer overcoming his difficulties and celebrating finding his treasure.

Greater Manitowoc

LaDeDa Book Lover

14. Book Lover's Mural

Located outside LaDeDa Bookshop on New York Ave.

Artists: Erin LaBonte and Students

Octopus Mural

15. Octopus Alley

Located in an alley between N. 13th and N. 14th Streets off of Michigan Ave.

Artists: Erin LaBonte and Don Krumpos (Yonder Art)

Late for a Date

16. Late for a Date

Sculpture located at Rahr-West Art Museum on Park St.

Bellhop

17. Bellhop

Sculpture located outside Historic Manitowoc Place on the corner of N. 8th and York Streets.

18. Novak's Service Center

Located at 1320 Washington Street

Artists: Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter

Creation circa 2017

WWII soldier

19. WWII Red Arrow Solider Mural

Located at Red Arrow Park

Artists: Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter, Justin Baldwin

Honoring the Red Arrow 32nd Infantry Division. Banners throughout the park painted by Jason Prigge highlight the various conflicts the 32nd has been involved in.

Two Rivers

Bronze sculpture depicting three native american people: a man carrying a canoe overhead, a woman carrying their belongings on her back, and an elder gesturing to where they should go

20. Spirit of the Rivers Sculpture

Located on Memorial Drive across from Aurora Hospital on the border of Manitowoc and Two Rivers

Artist: RT "Skip" Wallen

21. Cranes in Flight

Located on Woodland Drive

Artists: Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter, Don Krumpos

Creation circa 2018

Woodland Dunes Mural

22. Woodland Dunes

Located at Woodland Dunes Nature Preserve, 3000 Hawthorne Ave.

Artists: Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter, Don Krumpos

Creation circa 2019

Lori's Hair Care Mural

23. Rural Farm Scene

Located on the side of Lori's Hair Care at 14th and Madison St.

Artists: Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter

Lake Fish Mural

24. Lake Fish Mural

Located at Two Rivers Marina

Artists: Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter, Don Krumpos, Becca Jabs

Creation circa 2019

Pet Nirvana Mural

25. Pet Nirvana

Located at 1705 13 E St.

Artists: Erin LaBonte, Tanya Bouche, Cassie Hebert, Samantha Deeley

Creation circa 2015

Mishicot

Chief Mishicot

26. Chief Mishicot

Located in downtown Mishicot

Artist: Dale Knaak

Chief Abraham Meshigaud (Mishicot), born in 1831, was the leader of the Potawatomi community that was located in the area that is now the Village of Mishicot. Village founder Daniel Smith, a friend of Meshigaud, named the village in his honor. In the Potawatomi language his name means "hairy leg," a reference to the ceremonial feathered leggings, symbolizing the legs of the horned owl, that are worn by some Potawatomi.

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