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creative:impact - Mary Thiefels And The Novemberistas Decorate The Neigborhood For The Holidays

Nov 14, 2017

'Tis the season, as they say.  Thanksgiving is around the corner and just a little further down the road we hit the holiday season.  The festive spirit is already growing and you've likely seen that reflected in the windows of a growing number of business is Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and parts of southeast Michigan.  Much of what you see is the work of a group of local artists that call themselves, the Novemberistas.  Mary Thiefels is owner and founder of TreeTown Murals in Ann Arbor and, whether you know it or not, you've driven by her outdoor murals for years!  In this week's edition of WEMU's "creative:impact," Mary shares the story of the Novemberistas, and more. 


Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  Through the feature series, creative:impact, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, will explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.  creative:impact will air at 7:50am and 9:50am each Tuesday as part of Morning Edition.  

RESOURCES:

Mary Thiefels

TreeTown Murals

Novemberistas 

John Copley's Holiday Art in Ann Arbor

David Zinn

The Neutral Zone 

The Arts Alliance

TO CONTACT THE NOVEMBERISTA'S TO DECORATE YOUR BUSINESS, OUTDOOR SPACE OR PRIVATE OCCUPANCY, E-MAIL: TREETOWNMURALS@GMAIL.COM 

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu