Tuesday June 14, 2016
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Congratulations to the 5 finalists chosen for Milwaukee’s new City Flag.
Greater Together, AIGA Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Flag Initiative invite you to join them for the announcement of the new People’s Flag of Milwaukee.
Please RSVP by reserving your free tickets HERE.
The time has come to create a flag that truly represents us. Greater Together and the Milwaukee Flag Initiative joined together to engage in a broad and inclusive process to create a new flag for the city we love. A flag that represents our heritage and our aspirations.
Professional designers and facilitators engaged hundreds of students in workshops across the city. Months of social media communications invited amateurs and professionals alike to enter their flag designs. The result was over 1,000 stunning entries into the Greater Together People’s Flag of Milwaukee Design Initiative. 5 expert judges gathered on April 23, 2016 and narrowed down 1,006 entries to 45 semifinalists and 5 finalists. Following the announcement of 5 finalists at the City Hall on May 14th, Milwaukeeans rated each of the 5 finalists to determine the highest rated entry.
Please, join us in celebration of our city’s new beautiful symbol.
Refreshments will be provided. Entertainment to be announced!
Three Rivers by Cameron Pothier
Milwaukee’s three rivers flow from the land into the lake, with a large disc representing the city at the confluence and our brewing history.
Golden Arrow by Chanya Hughes
Milwaukee’s past, present, and future, moving in a positive direction, symbolized through its rivers, brewing history, and the lake, with white echoing the art museum.
The “M” Star by DeChazier Stokes-Johnson
Four “M”s connect to form a cream-colored star representing Milwaukee on the blue lake, its Native American roots, unity, and signifying the city’s bright future.
Cream City Star by Jon Grider
The green symbolizes our commitment to preserving our city’s natural beauty and the blue represents our lifeblood of Lake Michigan, coming together in the cream-city of Milwaukee – represented in the 6-pointed star that symbolizes the 3 original sections of the city and its 3 rivers.
Sunrise Over the Lake by Robert Lenz
The sun rising over Lake Michigan symbolizes a new day. The blue bars in its reflections represent the city’s three rivers and founders.