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14 11, 2016

New Executive Director

By | 2016-11-14T09:15:18-06:00 November 14th, 2016|Blog|

Morning, The Blue Springs Downtown Alive! Board of Directors is recruiting for the position of Executive Director.  As you know, Downtown Alive! is growing rapidly and hosting many projects, all of which need devoted time and attention.  Unfortunately, my professional position with the bank is very demanding and at this point, I must relinquish something.  I am very devoted to and passionate about Downtown Alive! [...]

28 10, 2016

Holiday Open House – Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5-8 p.m.

By | 2016-11-14T09:17:18-06:00 October 28th, 2016|Blog|

Dear Participant, The Downtown Alive! group is pleased to invite you to the third annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 17 from 5-8 p.m. in the historic downtown district of Blue Springs, Missouri. You are invited to sell your products during this event. There is no fee to participate, but the Downtown Alive! group would appreciate a donation for participation in the event. (You [...]

28 09, 2016

Remnants Restored Public Art Sculptures

By | 2017-01-24T14:13:32-06:00 September 28th, 2016|Blog|

Would you like to see your name displayed on both plaques in front of these two iconic sculptures located at 10th & Main and in Central Park? Here’s your chance to be a part of a permanent piece of history in the Downtown District.  Take a look at this Remnants Restored Donation Form for information on donation levels or donate here:   Donations Donate $100.00 USD [...]

19 09, 2016

Presentation by Downtown Alive! at the City Council Meeting Tonight

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

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 [...]

16 08, 2016

Update from Downtown Alive!

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

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 [...]

10 08, 2016

Second Saturdays

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

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 [...]

5 08, 2016

Second Saturday

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

  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 [...]

1 08, 2016

Creating Creative Place Award Winners

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

      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 [...]

28 07, 2016

Pokémon GO Meet Up!

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

  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!

11 07, 2016

Mural Project – Completed!

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

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 [...]