New mural brightens up downtown

News Photo by Darby Hinkley

Bay City artist Mark Piotrowski painted this mural last week on the side of Salon 125 at 125 E. Chisholm St. in Alpena. The mural, called “Wave Journey,” is the second installment in the Fresh Waves project, a public arts initiative to bring new, vibrant artwork to the downtown district. Fresh Waves launched in 2019 by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA), with the first installment on the side of Family Enterprise. The next mural will be painted on the warehouse attached to Thunder Bay Theatre on Fletcher Street across the 2nd Avenue Bridge in Old Town. For more information and to view more of Piotrowski’s work, search for MARKedARTs on Facebook, or on Instagram @markedarts.


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