RE-IMAGINING ANN ARBOR’S ALLEYS
A2AC Alleys wants to re-imagine Ann Arbor’s alleyways, breathe life into these auxiliary spaces, create a place, a destination in itself, and demonstrate the value, importance, and potential of these spaces between spaces and their significance to our built urban fabric.
To make this dream a reality, we crowdfunded in July of 2021 to raise $50,000 through Patronicity for our Art in Public program, which includes A2AC Murals and A2AC Alley’s initiatives. These funds paid the artists a living wage and covered other expenses like equipment rentals, paint, permits, etc. Once this goal was met, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) matched our $50,000—doubling the impact of all donations leading up to the goal through their Public Spaces Community Places program.
A2AC Alleys is made possible by the Lucie & Larry Nisson Art in Public Program.
2023 A2AC Alleys
Van Dyck Murphy Studio – “LOOMROOM”
2022 A2AC ALLEYS
LAA Office – “Urban-Fetti”
Jefferson Lettieri Office – “Drip”
An archive of temporary A2AC Alley installations
Bilge Nur Saltik / Form & Seek – “A2 Sunset”
Active from November 2022 – April 2023
What’s that in downtown Ann Arbor? Alley bedazzled with public art
Ann Arbor News – December 7, 2022
ANN ARBOR, MI — One particularly colorful alley in downtown Ann Arbor has been turning heads lately.
After many months of planning and coordination with the city, the Ann Arbor Art Center recently rolled out its A2AC Alleys installations, funded in part by a crowdfunding campaign.
What’s next to Ann Arbor’s Blind Pig? Alley decked with ‘multicolored portals’
MLive – March 31, 2023
ANN ARBOR, MI — “Multicolored portals” from St. Louis have arrived in downtown Ann Arbor.
“LOOMROOM” is the title of the new eye-catching art installation in the alley next to the Blind Pig concert venue and 8 Ball Saloon off First Street — the latest in a series of alley art projects through the Ann Arbor Art Center’s A2AC Alleys initiative.