The City of Ann Arbor Public Art Commission (AAPAC) has announced a new mural to be created at Allmendinger Park as the first artwork for a proposed Pilot Mural Program. The AAPAC seeks Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from artists or muralists interested in designing the mural in this beloved neighborhood park. The unique mural space will be the surface on the columns of the park’s shelter house. The 12 discontinuous and curvilinear surfaces will create various perspectives for the mural and will not be seen entirely from any viewpoint. Prospective artists are encouraged to visit the site before submitting and the SOQ’s must be received by Tuesday, November 15. Allmendinger Park is located on Pauline Blvd. between Hutchins and Edgewood. For more info call 734-794-6310 ext. 43730 or visit www.a2gov.org/aapachttps://www.a2gov.org/aapac
Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed
On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.
The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.
Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode