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PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Live After Five Summer Concert Series

June 4, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) and Alaska Airlines present Virtual Live After Five, a free summer concert series! Thanks to the support of our sponsor Alaska Airlines and co-sponsors KTVA and KNBA, this year Virtual Live After Five brings you Medium Build, Blackwater Railroad Company, Rosie and the Buds, Sun Dog AK, Kittiwake, The Jangle Bees, Hannah Yoter, and more to come!
To keep our residents safe, while providing the community the opportunity to enjoy local music and support Alaskan artists, Virtual Live After Five will be streamed, each Thursday, from June 4-August 6, on Facebook LIVE at 5 p.m. and it will be aired on KNBA, 90.3 FM, radio at 7 p.m.

“Live After Five is a downtown summer tradition to celebrate sunshine, fellowship, and local music,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director, Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. “We are grateful for our partners at Alaska Airlines, KNBA, and KTVA and the transition to a virtual platform, which allows us to keep the Anchorage community connected through great local music, as we navigate these uncertain times.”
Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. remains committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown.

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Newly Commissioned Trash Can

June 1, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) partnered with Anchorage Trolley Tours to commission a new trash can in Downtown Anchorage. This exciting and vibrant piece features local artist Myranda Bailey. “Seasons of South Central,” will be located in front of Historic City Hall and the Log Cabin Visitor Information Center on 4th Avenue and F Street.

“Our guests begin and end their trolley journey in Downtown Anchorage,” said Cyrus Aldeman, President Anchorage Trolley Tours. “We are thrilled to collaborate on this piece, which highlights southcentral throughout the year, that will greet our guests as they board and disembark from the tour.”

“Public art, which is accessible by all, creates unique spaces and fosters community connection,” said Amanda Moser, Executive Director, ADP. “We are grateful for this partnership with Anchorage Trolley Tours to add color and energy to our streets.”

The trashcan will be installed on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown.

Summer Solstice 2020 is POSTPONED

May 21, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

After much consideration, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. will postpone the Summer Solstice Celebration until next year. While this was a difficult decision to make, we are absolutely certain that this is the choice we had to make through closely tracking recommendations from the Anchorage Health Department, State of Alaska Health and Human Services, and Centers for Disease Control.

Our beloved Summer Solstice Celebration brings over 10,000 people into downtown and although we treasure the opportunity for connection we recognize the only socially responsible approach is to support the health and safety of our community. We continue to explore ways to support our downtown and develop new models for events and space activation.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2021 Downtown Summer Solstice Festival! The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. remains committed to a Clean, Safe, and Vital Downtown.

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Releases “We Are Downtown”

April 24, 2020 — Amanda Moser

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Releases We Are Downtown Video

In partnership with Jensen Hall Creative, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) presents We Are Downtown, a video portrait of Anchorage’s downtown community, highlighting its resilience, steadfastness, and strength, as well as its commitment to a strong economic and social return from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We wanted to capture the uniqueness of our empty streets, messages of hope, and resolve of our downtown neighbors,” said Executive Director Amanda Moser. “Our community has courage, tenacity, and grit which will guide us through these uncertain times.”

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd remains committed to a Clean, Safe and Vital downtown and continues to look for ways to support and promote downtown as we anticipate our close-knit ADP members welcoming back family, friends, and colleagues following this difficult time in our history.

Video available here: https://youtu.be/CHbMAKQsrc4 

PRESS RELEASE: Anchorage Downtown Partnership Announces Launch Downtown

April 20, 2020 — Mirna Estrada

In partnership with The Launch Company, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd (ADP). announces “Launch Downtown” to stimulate our downtown economy and give back. Two programs will be launched, one to encourage supporting downtown businesses and one to give back to essential workers. 

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Launch Company to support downtown businesses and essential workers through these fun and interactive programs,” Executive Director Amanda Moser said.  

For the next several weeks ADP will be giving away gift cards through the “Launch Local” program to community members who make purchases at downtown shops and restaurants and post on their social media story or feed about the purchase by tagging @downtownanchoarge and using the hashtag #LaunchLocalANC.

Through a second program, “Launch Essential Workers” ADP will support essential workers by giving away gift cards. Participating community members in essential positions who share posts about the critical work they are doing to their social media and tag @DowntownAnchorage using hashtag #LaunchANCWorkers will be qualified to win.

“Our team wanted to support downtown, small businesses, and essential workers,” said Ben Kellie, CEO of The Launch Company. “This partnership allows a micro-infusion of cash into the downtown economy to support small businesses as well as a recognition of our essential workers.”

A total of $1,000 will be donated between the two programs and each winner will receive a gift card in the amount of $25.00. Gift cards will be purchased from various downtown businesses including restaurants, and shops.

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