Fresh Waves: The Downtown Alpena Mural Project
Fresh Waves: The Downtown Alpena Mural Project is an arts initiative facilitated by the Alpena DDA. The project was launched in 2019 with mural artist Aaron Golbeck, an Alpena native who currently works in Breckenridge, Colorado, who came up with the idea to bring something special to the Alpena community and create something fresh that people can enjoy and get behind. He and Denver-based artist Chad Bolsinger painted the first mural as part of Fresh Waves in July 2019 at Family Enterprise Embroidery, located at 211 S. Second Ave.
2020 will be the second installment, and this year, we're looking for artist and locations. Fresh Waves is a celebration of artistic freedom. We are looking for artists who want to contribute beautiful, vibrant, one-of-a-kind murals to our downtown landscape. There is no theme for Fresh Waves, instead we want to celebrate art for art’s sake and allow the artwork to shine through without boxing it in. We are looking for artwork that stands out and tells a new story, with fresh perspective. If you want to be a part of this fresh wave of art in our downtown community, applications for mural artists and downtown building owners interested in hosting the next mural are officially OPEN!
Applications must be turned into the DDA by March 15, 2020 and can be filled out electronically and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or printed off, filled out by hand and dropped off at 124 E. Chisholm St., Alpena, MI 49707.