Alpena, Mich. — Reconstructing the fish mural in downtown Alpena has been an ongoing process ever since weather destroyed the creation back in 2017.
Now, the fish mural is only days away from completion. Artist Tony Hendrick has been setting the 3–D elements of the mural over the past few days. He will finish up installing the last few fish and plans to coat the elements. The project is expected to be completed on Wednesday.
Hendrick believes that this is only the beginning for more community involved art projects around the town.
“The community literally is the creator of this art,” said Hendrick. “There is so much more that can be done because this project shows what the community of Alpena can do.”
Hundreds of community members helped paint the 3-D fish on the mural. Folks are encouraged to stop by and say hello to Hendrick while he finishes up the artwork.
Art in the Loft plans to throw a celebration in honor of the mural completion on July 20. Find out more details about the celebration by visiting their website http://www.artintheloft.org/