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New Holiday Banners Feature Local Artwork in Downtown Alpena

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 … Continue reading New Holiday Banners Feature Local Artwork in Downtown Alpena

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Reopening – 7 Things You Can Do as a Customer to Shop + Dine Safely

Written by Kingsli Kraft | May 22, 2020 Some of our downtown restaurants, bars and retail shops are reopening this weekend with social distancing measures in place, per Governor Whitmer’s executive order. For businesses, that means reduced capacity requirements, new … Continue reading Reopening – 7 Things You Can Do as a Customer to Shop + Dine Safely

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

Studio Rubedo focuses on well-being, authenticity through art and meditation

“A sanctuary for art and meditation,” reads the welcoming sign at Studio Rubedo, downtown’s newest art gallery located at 213 W. Chisholm St. Learn more about the space and programming offered by Brian Schorn, interdisciplinary artist and owner of the studio. Continue reading Studio Rubedo focuses on well-being, authenticity through art and meditation