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creative:impact-Keeping Downtown Ann Arbor Artistically Powerful

Susan Pollay
Susan Pollay

Downtown Ann Arbor has become a major hub for the art scene, and it takes a lot of work maintaining that ideal.  Susan Pollay, executive director of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, talks to WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich about the efforts Ann Arbor takes to keep public art thriving in this week's "creative:impact."

Deb Polich
Deb Polich, President and CEO of The Arts Alliance

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County. 

Ann Arbor Powerart 2018 Finalists:

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"Our Souls are Flowers"

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"Because I Cannot Sleep"
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"Birds on Wire"
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"Blue Fish"
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"First Frost"
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"Ara117 Apo"
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"People of Technology"
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"Lake Michigan Blues"


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Powerart 2016 with (L to R) Susan Pollay, Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor, and Deb Polich

Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority

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