The 4th Avenue Theatre is the iconic downtown building, located in the heart of historic 4th Avenue. The Theatre currently lacks a tenant and fell victim to vandalism over the past winter. In order to help put a brighter face on this icon of downtown until a new tenant can be found for the building, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. worked with local photographers and the University of Alaska to compile historic photos of the Theatre and 4th Avenue that could be blown up into larger than life murals covering the previously boarded-up doors and windows.

The finished mural project, printed and co-sponsored by Graphic Works, is already a huge hit along 4th Avenue. Sponsors of the mural project include: Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd., Peach Investments LLC, Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau, Polar Bear Gifts, Anchorage City Trolley Tours, and MA’s Gourmet Dogs.

Click here to view photos of the mural project.

We still have no idea what the future holds for the Theatre, but for now it has a much more pleasant face!