This holiday season, tall lampposts throughout Downtown Alpena have a new set of banners that feature winter-inspired artwork created by local artists.
Last winter, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hosted a competition that encouraged local artists to submit artwork to be featured on downtown banners that would be hung throughout the downtown district this year. Artists were able to submit up to three different designs that celebrated the wonder and magic of winter in Downtown Alpena.
The Alpena DDA received twenty-one submissions, which were reviewed by the DDA Design & Beautification Committee. The committee selected four pieces of artwork from the following local artists:
- Brooke Stevens
- Derek Bromund
- Makayla Grochowski
- Sandra Neumann
The banners were printed locally through Allegra Alpena and hung by the City of Alpena Department of Public Works. The banners will remain up through the winter season and can be viewed on the tall lampposts along Chisholm St. and Second Ave.
This winter, bundle up and check out the new banners in person– and take in the magic of Downtown Alpena during the holiday season.
Anne Gentry is the Executive Director of the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Stay up to date about downtown by visiting Downtown Alpena on Facebook.