May 28th, 2021 | Written by Kingsli Kraft Memorial Day has always felt like the gateway to summer, or at the very least, it’s the metaphorical sign on the side of the road that tells you just how many miles … Continue reading What does Summer 2021 look like in Downtown Alpena?
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
Earlier this summer, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced that a pair of murals will be painted downtown this summer as a part of the Fresh Waves project. In a few weeks, one of these murals will be painted … Continue reading Second mural to be painted as part of Fresh Waves this summer
Written by Kingsli Kraft | February 27, 2020 Close your eyes and imagine this: You’ve just arrived in Downtown Alpena. It’s a crisp day in March. You’ve parked your car and you’re crossing Chisholm Street walking up Second Avenue, heading … Continue reading Collaborative, Welcoming and Playful—New Artistic Community Center, Artbox, Opens Downtown
Written by Kingsli Kraft | September 27, 2019 Just because summer is falling behind us, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do downtown! We have a jam packed October ahead of us! As part of a new monthly feature, I’ll be … Continue reading What’s Up, Downtown? | October 2019
Summer has finally arrived in Downtown Alpena and we’ve compiled our official Downtown Summer Bucket List for 2019. These are the things that we look forward to all spring and the things we are sad to say good-bye to in … Continue reading Downtown Summer Bucket List
Written By Kingsli Kraft | April 4th, 2019 Every other month of the year, you can step off the elevator at Art in the Loft and peruse plenty of beautiful artwork from dozens of local artists. But this month is … Continue reading Young Artist Exhibit Brings Vibrancy to Downtown Alpena
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