The Power Art! Project will continue to wrap Ann Arbor traffic boxes with vinyl prints by Washtenaw County-based artists. One hundred and eight prints from 41 artists in the first round were reviewed by a six-person jury of artists, business owners and community leaders who whittled the number down to 12 semi-finalists for a public vote. PowerArt! Is sponsored by The Arts Alliance in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority and the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission. Since debuting in 2015, 25 PowerArt! boxes have been installed in the Ann Arbor Downtown Development District. The 2018 semi-finalists and finalists can be seen here: https://a3arts.org/publicart.
Platonic soulmates and a pitch-perfect cast By Emily Slomovits When people think of the word “relationship,” they usually think of a romantic one. And indeed, in much of pop culture and entertainment, romantic relationships are given the primary focus and are considered the ones to strive for. But in Welcome to Paradise, The Purple Rose
After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.