Hastings Fourth Annual Downtown
Sculpture Exhibit Opening Celebration
JUNE 14, 2013 6-8PM
This year's exhibit will feature 21 unique sculptures placed at locations of close proximity for walking throughout downtown Hastings or enjoying a short car cruise. Seven of the sculptures, procured by Midwest Sculpture Initiative (MSI),were selected by an advisory committee of local residents, artists, art enthusiasts, and art instructors. Four of the sculptures are from local artists and there are 14 sculptures that have been purchased and gifted back to the City for permanent display. The project is supported by the Downtown Development Authority and the Thornapple Arts Council.
Spray Plaza Groundbreaking
With over $502,000 gifted to the City of Hastings it was possible to begin the construction on March 25, 2013 of the NEW Spray Plaza located next to Hastings 4 Theater.
The project will consist of an array of in ground spray jets, a mini band shell, and a public restroom.
The contractor on the project is Orion, Plaza design by Viridis, and the Structure design by MC Smith.
The projected competetion date is June 30, 2013.
Hastings Featured in Around the Town online magazine.
Chastity McKullister calling Hastings an amazing small town offering the opportunity to experience anything you're hoping for.
Hastings offers a quality of life that is desired by many as evidenced by being named one of the best small towns in America by Norman Crampton, author of “The 100 Best Small Towns in America." As a tight knit community with hometown pride, Hastings offers a quality of life for all citizens. Each season throughout the year brings about many downtown activities from the New Year's Eve Ball Drop, Pub Crawls, Ladies Night Out, and Annual Parades, Hastings is the city that offers everything for your family and friends to enjoy a night out!
Downtown Development Authority
The DDA has made large strides in downtown Hastings to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for all residents in and around Hastings. New downtown events have been created, streets and sidewalks have been improved, new storefronts have been restored, old curbing and drainage systems have been replaced, new decorative lampposts have been installed, and seasonal banners are displayed. New events and improvements will continue to advance.