Monthly Archives: July 2016

Mural Project – Completed!

Adams Dairy Farm Mural

Sunnyside School Mural

Burrus Mill Mural

Downtown Blue Springs Train Depot


Thanks to a grant from the Truman Heartland Foundation, the new downtown murals are complete!

The murals were created in partnership with the Blue Springs School District.  Students designed and painted the murals based on historically significant places throughout Blue Springs.

Make sure to visit Downtown to these works of art as they are installed over the next few weeks!



(Adams Dairy)
Kim Ackley
Annabelle Cash
Tyler Riczo
Aira Escala
Tori Touzinsky
Amy Teghtmeyer
Alex Eliason
Diana Howser
Cameron Dodson
Julia Banks
Aspen Walters

(Burrus Mill, Train Station, Sunny Side School)
Olivia Smith
Anthony Willets
Melanie Johnson
Jack Sills
Kylan Baker
Lee Steiner
Sophie Schachten
Cassie Brown
Liberty Smith
McKenna Parker
Jennifer Molinaro

Selfie? Social Hour?

Good Morning,

Are you interested in taking a selfie at a historically significant spot in our Downtown District?  See the email below from the State Historic Preservation Office for additional details.

They ask that the photos be taken while holding the This Place Matters redesign.  These photos will be showcased at the State Fair or in their general campaign.  Wouldn’t it be great to have lots of photos of Downtown Blue Springs?  If you wouldn’t mind sending your selfies to me, I will upload them for you and share on Facebook and our website.  The deadline is July 13th.

Also, we are hosting a Friends Social Network Hour on Tuesday evening, July 19th, beginning at 6:30 pm at the Pizza Shoppe.  We invite you to attend – if you’ve never been involved or can’t make the morning meetings, it’s not too late to stop by and see what’s going on in Downtown Blue Springs!

Hope to see you soon!  Send me your selfies


Cindy Miller
Executive Director

Great News from Downtown Alive!

Hello to All!

Many of you already know that Downtown Alive! submitted two nominations to Missouri Main Street for projects completed within this past year for awards slated for presentation at the Missouri Main Street Evening of Excellence Dinner and Awards Ceremony. The nomination applications are:

• “Outstanding New Development Project”- Nomination for Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building
• “Creating Creative Place”- Nomination for the Public Art Project

I have Great News to share! I just received notification today that we are Semi-Finalists in both categories! As a Community, we should all be proud of both of these projects. It’s quite an honor to be selected as Semi-Finalists by MMSC.

Who wants to go to the Ceremony? The MMSC Conference is scheduled for Thursday evening, July 28th and is in Washington, MO this year. If you are interested in attending the Awards Ceremony, please let me know. Cost to attend is $65.00 per person. In years past, we have hosted a VIP Table Sponsorship for 8 guests for a fee of $700. And, as in years past, Downtown Alive is unable to absorb this cost unfortunately. If you are interested in attending, please let me know right away.

What about the training sessions? If you are interested in attending the training sessions on July 27th and July 28th, please let me know and I’ll be glad to provide additional information.

Thank you all so much for your support of Downtown Alive!’s efforts as we continue to improve our Community!