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New sculptures for Alpena’s dog park

Submitted by on March 25, 2019 – 12:56 amNo Comment

The big dogs are coming to Alpena’s Thomas Stafford Dog Park in the not so distant future.

Representatives from Thunder Bay Arts Council, Inc. recently asked the Alpena Municipal Council for $5,000 in funding, something the group asks for annually.

The city has supported the group’s “Art Vision Alpena” project in the past, which has placed sculptures along the city’s bipath and at Alpena Community College.

The arts council said two new large metal sculptures will be erected at the dog park before fall and as early as summer.  The sculptures are of large dogs with a bone cutout in the mid-section of each animal.  A photo of what those sculptures will look like can be viewed (below) on the True North Radio Network website.

Dale Rogers, an award-winning sculptor from Massachusetts, is creating the sculptures.

Meanwhile, a representative of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary also asked for financial support from the city recently.  That group takes care of the sanctuary and Island Park.  It asked for $5,410 along with $30,000 to be set aside for a proposed River Center.