Memorial Day- what a beautiful weekend to be in Northern Michigan. Trees filled with leaves again, Farmer’s Market outdoors, Downtown Scoops open, lilacs in bloom. Those strolling through downtown Saturday afternoon, however, were greeted by something a little less… full of life. … Continue reading Dead serious: Hearse Cruise stops in downtown Alpena
This Thursday, May 26th, from 6- 8 pm, Art in the Loft will be hosting a free opening and artist reception to kick off their Summerview 2016 season in the gallery. While showcasing the new art on exhibit for summer, the reception will … Continue reading Art in the Loft to host free reception tomorrow night
Today, one of the most well-known pieces of art in downtown Alpena came down. For the last thirty years, the mural on the side of the former Alpena Power Company building, located on River Street, has been a permanent … Continue reading Alpena Power Company mural comes down
Review: Twelve Angry Men, put on by Alpena Civic Theatre and directed by Carol Rundell Running Dates: May 12- 15 and May 19-22, 2015 Twelve Angry Men. While anger may be one of the emotions present in the play put on by the title doesn’t … Continue reading Review: Twelve Angry Men
Some of you may have seen some of these U-Hauls around downtown Alpena today… Or maybe you saw some of these pictures on Downtown Alpena’s Facebook and Instagram pages (which if you’re not following, you should). What were they delivering, … Continue reading Detroit Institute of Arts meets downtown Alpena
Congratulations, you made it to the end of the week! (And hopefully Friday the 13th wasn’t too bad.) Wondering what to do this weekend? Here are five things not to miss. 1. Artist in Residence Reception at Thunder Bay Arts Council & Gallery, … Continue reading 5 things not to miss this weekend in downtown Alpena
Event: A Spring Serenade, hosted by Thunder Bay Arts Council Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 Opera and Alpena go way back. Way back. As in 1879 when George L. Maltz opened the Maltz Opera House on Second Avenue (where the … Continue reading Opera comes to Alpena
Spring has finally arrived in downtown Alpena. The last of snow piles, gone; the strands of Christmas lights, taken down; the river, unfrozen. Spring has arrived— as poet ee cummings says, with its hands “carefully to and fro moving … Continue reading Blog Downtown Alpena is live!