Clare Congregational United Church of Christ
110 W Fifth
Clare, MI 48617


Pere Marquette District Library
185 E Fourth
Clare, MI 48617
US Post Office
111 W Fifth
Clare, MI 48617

Clare County Arts Council
PO Box 412
Clare, MI  48617

515 Gallery
515 McEwan Street
Clare, MI  48617


Clare Area Chamber of Commerce Named Winner of the Inaugural Light Year Awards,

Converting an “Ugly Alley” Into a Highly Sought-After Downtown Space




The Artistic renditions created on the back alley canvas represent a voice for Community Art.   The various artworks you see

are the culmination of many hours of planning and hard work by many different artists from all generations, backgrounds, organizations and 

cultures.   Much of the work has been done through volunteer efforts and has created a community focal point that many are very proud of.

This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission.



Beta Sigma Phi-Xi Beta Gamma, Clare High School Art Classes, Clare County Arts Council, City of Clare DPW have provided many hours

of Volunteer time to this project.


The Real Success Story here is that this project has created some new friendships and has businesses and organizations working together to

embrace this project and create culture in Downtown Clare.












We recognize and Thank the people who have made countless donations to this project, of both time and materials.   This project simply would not have happened

without the financial support and commitment from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Isabella Bank, Clare Chamber of Commerce, 515 Gallery's Kim Kleinhardt,

Clare County Arts Council & Beta Sigma Phi-Xi Beta Gamma.



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