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Presentation by Downtown Alive! at the City Council Meeting Tonight

Hello, There will be a presentation by Downtown Alive! at the City Council meeting tonight.  It would be fantastic to have a full audience  so please try to attend if possible.  The meeting starts at 6:00 pm at the Public Safety Building.  It is very important to show support to the City Council so hope to see you there.  I am told the meeting will [...]

By | 2016-09-19T14:40:39-05:00 September 19th, 2016|Blog|

Update from Downtown Alive!

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                          August, 2016 We recently held a Town Hall meeting to share our progress with the stakeholders and citizens, and solicit input for our next steps and future direction.  If you were able to attend that meeting, thank you for your time and comments. The last few years were very successful for Downtown Alive!  With your help, we were able to continue to improve [...]

By | 2016-08-16T12:11:08-05:00 August 16th, 2016|Blog|

Second Saturdays

Hello there, Just a reminder to please join us for our newest event, “Second Saturdays” right here in Downtown Blue Springs!  This will be an ongoing event beginning this Saturday, August 13th and continuing every second Saturday through November.     Artists, crafters, makers and merchants are invited to bring merchandise to sell each Second Saturday from 4-9pm along Oak Street.  This event will be [...]

By | 2016-08-10T15:37:54-05:00 August 10th, 2016|Blog|

Second Saturday

  We are proud to introduce our newest event —  Second Saturday — a new, monthly event hosted by Downtown Blue Springs!  This outdoor event will showcase local artists, makers and entertainers. Artists, makers and merchants are invited to bring merchandise to sell each Second Saturday from 4-8 p.m. along Oak Street. This event will be no charge to attendees or people selling items and will [...]

By | 2016-10-12T10:49:58-05:00 August 5th, 2016|Blog|

Creating Creative Place Award Winners

      Hello Friends, Congratulations are in order to Downtown Alive! for receiving the “Creating Creative Place Award” from Missouri Main Street Connection during the annual Evening of Excellence awards ceremony this past Thursday.  The award was for the “Remnants Restored” Public Art Project which used the aluminum from the America’s Community Bank building and steel from the water tower to create two commissioned [...]

By | 2016-08-02T09:16:31-05:00 August 1st, 2016|Blog|

Pokémon GO Meet Up!

  Join the Blue Springs Police Department on August 3rd at 6 p.m. to learn Pokémon GO safety tips. Then join our Police Officers in a Pokémon GO scavenger hunt in Downtown Blue Springs!

By | 2016-07-28T12:07:00-05:00 July 28th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-13T16:03:10-05:00 July 11th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-07T08:15:42-05:00 July 7th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-06T16:29:53-05:00 July 6th, 2016|Blog|