Around Town: Community Survey, Community Garden, Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival

Community Survey

The City of Dexter would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2022 Community Survey. We had significant participation and feedback from residents. City Council will be reviewing the survey feedback at an upcoming meeting. City staff is working on ways to distribute responses to the most common questions and comments that participants had regarding various City services and projects.

Election ID Cards, Precinct Updates & Absentee Voter Ballot Applications

In the next few weeks, the Dexter Clerk’s Office will be mailing every Dexter voter a new voter ID card with updated precinct and district information. The ID cards will also come with a letter further detailing the various changes that have occurred as a result of statewide redistricting. For voters located in precincts 1 & 3, the precincts are being permanently moved from the Dexter Senior Center on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road to the (future) new City Hall at 3515 Broad Street starting with the August 2, 2022 Primary Election.

Staff also anticipates that absentee voter ballot applications will be mailed to those residents on the permanent absentee voter list in the next few weeks as well. To be added to the permanent absentee voter list, please e-mail Jbreyer@dextermi.gov or complete and submit a permanent absentee voter list request form, available on the City’s website at: https://files.dextermi.gov/Permits_and_Forms/Election/Permanent_Absentee_Voter_List_Application_Form.pdf.

Farmers Market

The Dexter Farmers Market is in full swing on Tuesdays from 2 to 6pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. Join us on Alpine Street between the Fire Station and Library, and enjoy fresh produce, home baked goods, and much more while enjoying some live music. For more information, please visit https://dextermi.gov/community/farmers_market.php.

Community Garden

We are close to Opening Day of the Community Garden, and plots are still available but in limited supply. If you interested in a plot, please visit: https://dextermi.gov/community/community_garden.php.

Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival Opportunities

Calling all artists and volunteers! The Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival is only a few months away and the Festival has something for everyone. This year’s Festival will be taking place Monday, August 15th to Saturday, August 20th with activities ranging from the art sale, artists get-togethers, youth and adult workshops, and much more.

Artist Competitions: Whether you are a professional artist or having only been painting for a short amount of time, Paint Dexter has something for you. Check out https://paintdexter.com/artist-registration/ to register and https://paintdexter.com/festival-competitions-information/ for more information on the various paint competitions.

Volunteer Opportunities: At the core of the Festival is our awesome volunteers! We are seeking individuals to assist with the various workshops, artists registration, hosting an artist for the festival and other Paint Dexter activities. If you are looking to get involved, check out https://paintdexter.com/volunteers/.

Adult Workshop:
 Are you looking to learn the ropes of Plein Air or hoping to refine your skills? This year’s award judge, Ken DeWaard, will be hosting a two day adult workshop where artists of all skills can participate and hone their painting. The workshop will be running Saturday, August 13th to Sunday, August 14th. More details and registration can be found at https://paintdexter.com/workshop-for-adults/.

Youth Workshops: This year’s Festival also sees the return of the beloved youth workshops. The workshops are broken down by age group (Elementary/Middle School/High School) and will provide participants the opportunity to learn painting skills. Registration and more information can be found at https://paintdexter.com/youth-workshops/.

3515 Broad Street Update

We are happy to announce that demolition and construction has begun at 3515 Broad St. to convert this building into the new City Hall!

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