The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is excited to announce they have received a grant for $14,350 for their 2023 Fresh Waves mural project. The grant, issued through the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, will allow the DDA to commission … Continue reading DDA receives $14,350 grant to add murals in alleyways this summer
Over the years, Downtown Alpena has grown into having some of the best food, drink, and shopping businesses in the area. The thriving businesses of our downtown love to support the locality of their products and add that personal touch … Continue reading The Craft Beverage Scene of Downtown Alpena
Our Chili Chowder Cook Off event is back for 2022! We and the community were both bummed last year that this event had to be canceled due to the pandemic, but we are excited that this year it is back … Continue reading Chili Chowder Cook Off is back for 2022!
While the summer is almost over, and we are likely all a little bummed about that, fall is the perfect time to compile a list for your favorite books to snuggle under a blanket and crack open! Winter in Alpena … Continue reading Your New Favorite Reading List for the Rest of 2022
The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is excited to announce the location for the second mural for Fresh Waves 2022! This next mural, and the final one for the summer, will be painted at 228 S. Third Ave by Tim … Continue reading Second Mural Location Announced for Fresh Waves 2022 in Downtown Alpena
As the longest running freshwater fishing tournament in the Great Lakes, the Brown Trout Festival is a treasured tradition here in Alpena, MI. Without fail, in July every year there is a festival with an event or activity for everyone. … Continue reading Alpena Brown Trout Festival enters 47th year!
The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is excited to announce that the first mural to be painted this summer as part of Fresh Waves 2022 will be at the Marina Building, located at 400 E. Chisholm St. in the Alpena … Continue reading First mural location announced for Fresh Waves 2022 in Downtown Alpena
The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is looking for mural artists who want to paint a mural in Downtown Alpena this summer as part of the fourth year of the Fresh Waves project to introduce vibrant, inspired artwork to the … Continue reading Mural artists wanted for Fresh Waves 2022 in Downtown Alpena
Enjoy nearly thirty sparkling ice sculptures on display throughout the streets of downtown, stores open late to warm up and shop, and burn barrels with cozy fires during the Alpena Ice Fest on Saturday, February 12, 2022 that starts off … Continue reading Browse nearly thirty ice sculptures throughout downtown at Ice Fest on February 12
The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library is preparing to open back to the public on Monday, November 15, 2021 after a $3.7 million renovation. The renovation was approved in August 2019 by Alpena County voters who supported the … Continue reading Library reopens after $3.7 million renovation
August 9th, 2021 | Written By Kingsli Kraft We are so excited to be collaborating with Irving Entertainment to host the Premiere of the Fresh Waves Documentary shot by Irving Entertainment in 2019, the year Fresh Waves, Downtown Alpena’s Mural Project … Continue reading Attend the Fresh Waves Documentary Premiere this Thursday!
We are only a few weeks away from Fresh Waves 2021, the third of year of the project created to bring vibrant, one-of-a-kind artwork to Downtown Alpena lead by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA). This year, eight artists will … Continue reading Fresh Waves 2021: Meet the Artists