DDA Seeks Local Artwork for Winter Set of Banners

The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is looking for artwork to highlight on a new set of banners downtown that will be hung for the 2020 holiday season. The DDA is seeking art from local artists that will replace the current winter banners that are displayed on the tall lampposts throughout the downtown.

Winter in Downtown Alpena.

Artists may submit up to three different designs that celebrate the wonder and magic of winter in Downtown Alpena. All artwork must be original, and entries cannot be photography or have any text on them. For each design chosen, the artist will receive $100. Each artist may submit up to three designs, and entries must be received by January 30, 2020.

The Alpena DDA did a similar call for artwork this spring for the set of banners that were hung this summer. This summer’s artwork was created by Sheri Emerson, an international artist who resides seasonally in Alpena, and Mariah Brancheau, a student at Alpena High School.

banners summer
One of this summer’s new banners, designed by Mariah Brancheau. Photo by Irving Entertainment.

Instead of choosing a generic design for our new banners, the DDA wants to highlight local artwork that reflects the creative spirit of our community. Anyone is welcome to submit artwork, young or old.

View the full list of terms and conditions and how to submit artwork by clicking below.

Banner contest terms and conditions- Winter 2019

winter competition


Anne Gentry is Executive Director of the Alpena DDA whose mission it is to implement positive economic, physical, and aesthetic changes in Downtown Alpena. She can be reached at anneg@alpena.mi.us.

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