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Downtown Alpena prepares for second year of mural project, Fresh Waves

Earlier this week, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) released its applications for artists and locations for this year’s mural as part of Fresh Waves, the new initiative to add more public art in Downtown Alpena. Fresh Waves was launched … Continue reading Downtown Alpena prepares for second year of mural project, Fresh Waves

Downtown Business Owners Partner with DDA to bring Rise Artisan Market to Life 

Written by Kingsli Kraft | October 4th, 2019 This fall, a small group of business owners—with help from the Downtown Development Authority will bring a fun new event to Downtown Alpena: Rise Artisan Market, a pop-up market that will be … Continue reading Downtown Business Owners Partner with DDA to bring Rise Artisan Market to Life 

DDA to host free family zone at Alpena Blues Festival

The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will also be partnering with the festival and hosting a free Family Zone from 12- 4 pm. Located just outside the main Blues Festival area, the DDA Family Zone will be completely free and located in front of the State Theater on Second Avenue. Continue reading DDA to host free family zone at Alpena Blues Festival

Alpena DDA Announces New Banner Competition

Written By Kingsli Kraft | March 20, 2019 This spring, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority will be replacing the banners on the tall light posts throughout downtown. Rather than ordering stock designs, the DDA is hosting a Downtown Banner Art Competition, calling for local artwork that showcases the creativity and vibrancy of our community. This year’s theme for artwork is “Downtown Vibes.” We want to see what inspires you about our downtown. What makes our downtown unique? What do you think defines Downtown Alpena specifically? The Banner Art Competition will be accepting entries from now until April 20th. Digital entries … Continue reading Alpena DDA Announces New Banner Competition

Downtown Alpena’s First Ever Gingerbread Competition

The Alpena Downtown Development Authority in conjunction with downtown businesses will be hosting the first ever Downtown Gingerbread Competition. For $10 anyone can enter a gingerbread creation into the contest. All creations will be on display in several downtown businesses … Continue reading Downtown Alpena’s First Ever Gingerbread Competition