Alexander Street has brightened up considerably thanks to a paint job in Salmon Arm colours by Meikle Studios Social Art House in time for the Saturday, Aug. 15 market. Each Saturday the street is closed to vehicular traffic from Hudson to Lakeshore and becomes a plaza, filled with pedestrians, booths and entertainment.

Grey of Alexander Street brightened up with Salmon Arm colours

Alexander Plaza gets a new coat of paint for Saturday celebrations

Alexander Street’s grey days are over.

Overnight Friday, Aug. 15, worker bees from Meikle Studios Social Art House went to work on the section of Alexander between Hudson and Lakeshore that transforms into Alexander Plaza.

On June 22, Salmon Arm Council had voted unanimously to support a Downtown Salmon Arm request to create a pedestrian mall on Alexander Street on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. That plan has been a reality since July 4, with new additions appearing along the way.

Along with patios downtown, one of the latest additions to Alexander has been the painting of the street by Adam Meikle and crew in Salmon Arm’s colours, the orange matching that of the giant treble clef.

Entertainment is planned for upcoming Saturdays, including music by Megan Abel on Aug. 22, break-dancing demos by Manny and friends at noon, along with booths, crafters and vendors – a fixture each week.

On Aug. 29, Cod Gone Wild Duo will be providing their popular music, along with sidewalk chalk drawing by Jolene.

On Sept. 5, there’ll be music in the morning with Blu & Kelly Hopkins and possibly the Shukuleles in the afternoon.

Read more: Salmon Arm council agrees to make Alexander Street a pedestrian mall on Saturdays

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