Downtown Wayland Main Street

Pulling Together - Building Legacy - Celebrating Place

NOTICE OF DDA MEETING DATE & TIME CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

Will hold its regular meeting

November 14, 2017

 

At 3:00 PM

New Life Community Church

160 Pine Street

Wayland, MI 49348

NOTICE OF DDA MEETING DATE CHANGE

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

Will hold its regular meeting

October 18, 2017

 

At 3:00 PM

Wayland City Hall

Council Chambers

103 S. Main Street

Fall Fun Fest, Saturday, October 28, 2017: NEW TIME 12-3PM

 

Wayland Main Street Hosting Annual Fall Fun Fest

WAYLAND, MI, October 6, 2017

Calling all goblins and ghosts, superheroes and scarecrows!

The Wayland Main Street Organization is hosting its seventh annual Fall Fun Fest in Downtown Wayland. The event will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 12-3 pm and will feature activities for the whole family including: trick or treating at downtown businesses, hayrides, animals from the Critter Barn, book sale, pumpkin decorating contest, chili cook-off, and so much more. The event is free and open to the public. Costumes are not required but are encouraged.

For more information about the event, please contact Wayland Main Street at (888) 417-6653 or visit the Fall Fun Fest event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1088363834588009/

Wayland Main Street organizes and implements a holistic revitalization program for Downtown Wayland. We are friends and neighbors pulling together in a grassroots organization powered by community business and property owners, employees and volunteers, and residents and visitors of all ages. We are building legacy by encouraging and catalyzing preservation, investment and development. We are hometown folks celebrating place by bringing people together at special events, promoting awareness and involvement, and instilling pride in Wayland. For more information, visit http://www.downtownwayland.com/

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Ingrid Miller at (888) 417-6653, or email Ingrid.Miller@downtownwayland.com

Wayland Main Street to Unveil Art Challenge for Next Year’s Main Street Celebration

Contact: Julia Bouwkamp                                                 For Release on July 13, 2017
Tel.: (888) 417-6653
Email: Julia.bouwkamp@downtownwayland.com
Website: http://www.downtownwayland.com/

WAYLAND, MI, July 13, 2017

Two talented art students from Wayland Union High School, Shannon Elliot and Metzli Cruz, are busy putting the finishing touches on life size wire and paper mache statues of the Roman and Greek Goddesses Minerva and Athena for exhibition at this year’s Wayland Main Street Celebration. This exhibit will serve as the inaugural presentation and kick-off for next year’s Minerva and  Athena Goddesses of the Arts Art Challenge.

This unique art event will be open to community groups, organizations and individuals who would like to enter the competition and compete for prizes. All ages and all levels of talent will be welcome to enter next year’s 2018 Art Challenge. Main Street hopes to recruit a minimum of ten teams for the Art Challenge which will award cash prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries. More information and a short survey will be available at the exhibit.  Wayland Main Street hopes to make the Art Challenge an annual event and welcomes comments and input from the community.

The Art Challenge exhibit will be housed in the Jayda Gale Distillery, 152 S. Main Street  in downtown Wayland during the Main Street Celebration on Saturday July 15, 2017 from 12 until 6 pm. Shannon and Metzli, will be there to answer questions and help recruit teams for the 2018  Art Challenge. They have put together a short slide show which chronicles their process and progress they each recorded during the construction of the models. The young artists are also students of the antiquities and have been encouraged to share information about the goddesses with the community during the exhibit. It was their interest in ancient history that drew them to the challenge of creating the models for the exhibition.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact the Wayland Main Street Office at (888) 417-6653, or email julia.bouwkamp@downtownwayland.com

Wayland Main Street Hosting Annual Main Street Celebration

WAYLAND, MI, June 26, 2017
Come Downtown for a community celebration marking Downtown Wayland’s Eighth Anniversary as a Michigan Main Street Community. This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, July 14 from 6:00 to 10:00PM and Saturday, July 15, from 12:00 to 6:00 PM.

Being a part of Michigan Main Street means that Downtown Wayland is committed to making itself a better place through economic development, historic preservation, and community projects. The Wayland Main Street Celebration marks growth and celebrates the local businesses, volunteers, and people that make Downtown Wayland a special place to live, work, and play.

For the first time ever, Main Street Celebration will be a two-day event.

Come downtown on Friday night for food vendors and beer tents and enjoy your favorite ‘80s and ‘90s hits performed by the Electric Red and The RockShow. Dressing up in ‘80s and ‘90s clothing is highly encouraged.

The first ever Wildcat Mile is also set for Friday night at 8:00 PM. Proceeds from this fundraising run will help Wayland Cross Country team members go to summer camp.

Day 2 kicks off on Saturday with a pre-program pancake breakfast at the Wayland Fire Department from 7:00 – 9:30 AM.  After breakfast, attendees can go to the Wayland City Park for the AutoBody Xperts Summer Car Show from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

There’s something for everyone with free kids activities, local artists, and food vendors filling up the streets of Downtown Wayland from 12-6 PM.

Day 2 also features a full entertainment lineup with performances by DJ SweebeNation, the Hard Times Band, Dee Jay the Clown, and the Wayland Union High School Jazz Band. Kari Lynch, a national recording country artist and West Michigan Native will headline this year’s celebrations.

For a full schedule of events, go to www.downtownwayland.com/mainstreetcelebration/.

About Wayland Main Street
Wayland Main Street organizes and implements a holistic revitalization program for Downtown Wayland. For more information, visit www.downtownwayland.com/
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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Julia Bouwkamp at (888) 417-6653, or email julia.bouwkamp@downtownwayland.com

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