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2017 Downtown Art in Action

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is sponsoring and organizing the ‘Downtown Art In Action’ initiative for the second consecutive year.  The project’s goal is to have artists create large pieces of artwork, suitable for the outdoors, in a one month time frame, August 7- September 1, 2017, that will be placed on buildings or in public spaces throughout downtown Imlay City.  All work will be created in a DDA-owned building located at 150 Bancroft Street in downtown. The workspace will be open to the public during the times artists are working so community members can interact with the artists as they work and create.
The artist may use any type of medium.  Locations of artwork will be predetermined by the DDA and any arrangements or legal agreements with property owners will be made prior to the project’s inception. The artist may create a piece of artwork that attaches to an exterior wall, may create the artwork directly on the building or may create artwork to be free standing.  The artwork will become the property of the Imlay City DDA.  It is the DDA’s goal to have the artwork remain in downtown for years to come. 
A cover letter, completed application and three (3) photos of previous artwork must be submitted to the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority, Dana Walker, 150 North Main Street, Imlay City, MI 48444 or dwalker@imlaycity.org by Monday, June 26, 2017, by 4:00 p.m.
More information, including an application, can be found by clicking here.

Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market is now open for the season.
Thursdays:  1pm- 6pm
Saturdays: 9am-1pm
The Market is held at the corner of Main Street and Third Street, May 4- October 21.  The Market accepts Debit Cards, EBT and WIC Project Fresh and offers Double Up Food Bucks.
We will have special events all season long:
First Saturdays is Little Sprouts Day- special activities for the kids
Second Saturdays- Cooking Demonstration by the Mulefoot Gastropub
Third Saturdays- Live music featuring Robyn Marriott
Third Thursdays- Crafter and Artisan Day
The Imlay City Farmers' Market is Farm Fresh and Locally Grown!
For information regarding becoming a vendor, please click here.

Welcome to Historic Downtown Imlay City!

Whether it is an abundance of things to do, or a pleasant smile and friendly atmosphere you desire, Imlay City’s Historic Downtown Depot District offers both. Nestled amongst the quiet tree-lined streets of Michigan’s Thumb Region, Downtown Imlay City provides locals and visitors a wealth of opportunity and possibility. With a great mix of businesses, outstanding service, and a pleasant environment, why go anywhere else? Please take a moment to visit our many shops, eateries and service establishments. We guarantee you will be greeted with a smile as you indulge in all Imlay City has to offer!

Downtown Art in Action

In the summer of 2016, the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority sponsored 'Downtown Art in Action'.  Two local artists, Randy Hughes and Hunter Pope, produced 14 pieces of large public art pieces in a one months time.
The artwork is displayed throughout downtown on the outside of buildings with 2 pieces located within City Hall, 150 N. Main Street, and the Ruth Hughes Library, 211 North Almont Avenue.
The artwork is meant to be enjoyed by all adding color and conversation to our downtown.
The DDA would like to thank Frontier Communications, the Imlay City rotary Club and Lions Club, Ian Kempf, Lapeer County FFA, JER Equipment Rentals, Tom Germayne and North Goodland Baptist Church for their help to make this program successful.
Enjoy your walk through downtown while experiencing the artwork.  For a description of each piece of art and a biography for the artists, please click here.

Buy Local

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority and the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce are proud sponsor the ongoing Buy Local Campaign.

Why Buy Local?  Click here to discover the importance of buying local.
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