percent for art http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Mayor Believes Big Projects During His Tenure Making Positive Impact http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayor-believes-big-projects-during-his-tenure-making-positive-impact <div>Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje thinks investments made during his tenure are already paying results and will continue to do so. &nbsp;The issue of spending priorities however is one voters will be looking at as the city chooses a new mayor for the first time in 14 years. &nbsp;</div><div>Hieftje points to the underground parking structure as helping grow the local economy. &nbsp;That's because he doesn't think the city's growing tech sector would have been possible without additional parking downtown. &nbsp;He says these jobs have helped keep the area more active, boosting restuarants and other businesses.</div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:56:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48606 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayor Believes Big Projects During His Tenure Making Positive Impact Etched Glass Artwork Approved For Ann Arbor's Stadium Bridges http://wemu.org/post/etched-glass-artwork-approved-ann-arbors-stadium-bridges <div>Etched glass panels depicting images of trees in Ann Arbor will be installed above and under the Stadium Bridges. &nbsp;City council has approved spending $385,000 on the final project funded by the old Percent For Art Program. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:37:26 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47461 at http://wemu.org Etched Glass Artwork Approved For Ann Arbor's Stadium Bridges Ann Arbor City Council to Consider Public Art, Edwards Brothers Property Monday http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-consider-public-art-edwards-brothers-property-monday <p></p><p>Ann Arbor may spend nearly $13 million in the hopes of ultimately keeping a State Street property on the tax rolls.&nbsp; City Council Monday will consider a resolution to use their right of first refusal to purchase the Edwards Brothers property instead of it being sold to the University of Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p>Another pair of items on the agenda will have a big impact on the future of public art in the city.&nbsp; Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance amendment to allow uncommitted percent for art funds return to their source.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Several council members have pushed for this move in the past, but others say the money is needed as the Public Art Commission looks to move to a new funding model relying on donations.</p><p></p><p>A six month contract extension for Public Art Administrator Aaron Seagraves was postponed two weeks ago and will be considered again.&nbsp; The delay was designed to have his contract considered at the same time the funding issue would be debated.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:36:30 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40951 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council to Consider Public Art, Edwards Brothers Property Monday Council Suspends Art Funding http://wemu.org/post/council-suspends-art-funding <p>Ann Arbor's city council has suspended most percent-for-art funding until April, and has established a task force to review the program.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:50:22 +0000 Andrew Cluley 22727 at http://wemu.org Council Postpones Decision on Arts Funding http://wemu.org/post/council-postpones-decision-arts-funding <p>Ann Arbor's city council has tabled proposals to eliminate or amend the percent for art program until next year.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:27:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 22234 at http://wemu.org A2 Arts Millage Headed to November Ballot http://wemu.org/post/a2-arts-millage-headed-november-ballot <p>Ann Arbor voters will decide proposed new arts millage in November.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:02:10 +0000 Andrew Cluley 18361 at http://wemu.org Council Approves "Radius" for Justice Center http://wemu.org/post/council-approves-radius-justice-center <p>Ann Arbor&#39;s city council has approved the installation of a percent-for-art project in the city&#39;s Justice Center Lobby.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 14:12:40 +0000 Andrew Cluley 13557 at http://wemu.org