Alpena DDA Seeking Artists For Third Year of Fresh Waves the Downtown Mural Project

May 7th, 2021 | Written by Kingsli Kraft Artist Applications are now open for the Alpena Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) mural project, Fresh Waves. Applications are due on May 25th, 2021 by midnight. This is the third year the DDA … Continue reading Alpena DDA Seeking Artists For Third Year of Fresh Waves the Downtown Mural Project

Local campaign, All in for Alpena, launches to support area small businesses

Alpena is home to an amazing community of small businesses. Locally-owned restaurants. Small shops selling homewares, jewelry, gifts. Art galleries. Professional offices. Wineries, brewery. All of them contribute the diverse mix of businesses that make Alpena what it is. Many … Continue reading Local campaign, All in for Alpena, launches to support area small businesses

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 

Thunder Bay Theatre and Art in the Loft Tackle Difficult Conversations in Series of Diversity Panels

Written by Kingsli Kraft | June 14, 2019 For fifty-three years, Thunder Bay Theatre has been leading conversations about difficult topics in our community through the shows they perform on the stage at 400 N. Second Avenue. Just last year … Continue reading Thunder Bay Theatre and Art in the Loft Tackle Difficult Conversations in Series of Diversity Panels

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