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Art in the Rough

Join us for a special evening in Imlay City on Saturday, October 24 from 5-10pm.  Local artists and artists from Michigan will sell their artwork in 'Pop Up' galleries located on Third Street in downtown.  The cost for admission is $10 (presale) or $25 at the door.  Beer and wine samplings will be available with the price of admission.

This event is for individuals 21 and over and proper identification will be required at entry.

Tickets are available at the Imlay City Offices, the Mulefoot Gastropub or online at www.imlaycitymich.com.

As an extra bonus, when you purchase a piece of art during the event, you will be refunded your $10 ticket fee and receive a $25 gift card to the Mulefoot Gastropub.
Many of our downtown businesses will have extended hours so that you can truly experience downtown Imlay City and all that it has to offer.

This event will be a wonderful way to celebrate the completion of our Revitalization Plan and our quest for the America's Best Communities' contest sponsored by Frontier Communication.

Come see all that Imlay City has to offer and what tremendous possibilities await our community.
For more information please contact the Imlay City DDA at 810-724-2135.

Pickle Barrels

Yes, these are pickle barrels! Why? We want to see how 'arty' you, your business or organization can be! In lieu of scarecrows this year, the DDA will be sponsoring a pickle barrel decorating contest. Use the barrel as your canvas and let's see how creative Imlay City really is. Pickle barrels will be available for pick up Thursday, September 10 and Thursday, September 17 from noon-6pm at the Farmers' Market. (or call the DDA to make special arrangements).
There is a $20 deposit per barrel which will be refunded once the decorated barrel is returned to the DDA office, 150 N. Main Street. Return your completed barrel to the DDA office on October 1st or 2nd and we will display them throughout our downtown during the month of October.

Prizes will be awarded to the individual(s) or non-profit of the top three most creative barrels:
1st Prize: $75
2nd Prize: $50
3rd Prize: $25

A trophy will be awarded to the business that enters the most creative barrel.

All barrels will come with a cover. Once decorated, the cover must be able to be removed by the DDA so that the barrel can hold water.  (We will be placing the barrels on downtown sidewalks and will add water to them so that they do not blow away with wind, etc.)  The cover will be replaced on top of the barrel once the water has been added.

The pickle barrel art work will be returned to the artists after October 31.  The DDA will not keep or store any barrels after November 4.

Please contact the DDA if you have any questions at 724-2135.
Thank you to Pinnacle Foods Group and Vlasic for sponsoring this event.


The Sky's The Limit in Imlay City, America's Best Communities Quarterfinalist!
Imlay City, Imlay Township and Attica Township were recently awarded a grant of $65,000!  To find out more about this amazing opportunity, please click here.
Check out the PROGRESS our communities are making by clicking here.

America's Best Communities- Imlay City

2015 Farmers' Market

The Annual Farmers' Market opened on May 7th!  What a great day to kick off the season.  We had over 260 customers browse and buy as well as beautiful weather for the entire day!

Please come on down on Thursday's and check out our Vendor's selections, get your garden started, pick up a plant for your front porch or get an early jump on your Christmas shopping.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the 2015 season, please complete the application found below.  The market committee will review all applications and contact you once your application has been received.
The market will once again participate in food assistance programs and accept debit card transactions.
Please contact Heidi, market manager, at 724-2135 for further information or click here.

2015 Vendor Application

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 Cityís Historic Downtown Depot District offers both. Nestled amongst the quiet tree-lined streets of Michiganís 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!

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

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