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A COMMISSIONED PUBLIC ART EXHIBIT IN DOWNTOWN BLUE SPRINGS, MO

You can help Blue Springs Downtown Alive! to bring four jaguars and four wildcats to life as we “Celebrate Blue Springs” along Main Street in 2023.  The Cats on Main public art exhibit will complement our existing public art located within the Downtown District and provide a connection between Downtown, the Blue Springs School District, and the Community.

Blue Springs Downtown Alive! is commissioning artistic designs to be painted on the total eight Cats using the Blue Springs High School and Blue Springs South High School mascots as the shape for the Cats in celebration of the award-winning Blue Springs School District.  Each stand-alone Cat will be cast in a fiberglass mold and attached to its own individual base, and will be displayed along the north and south sides of Main Street between 7 Highway and 15th Street.

The eight Cats will be displayed through the summer of 2023 and then auctioned for sale during of the high school’s Homecoming Week with proceeds benefitting future projects within the Downtown District.  The “Celebrate Blue Springs” artistic ideas will help foster growth within the Downtown District for the benefit of the entire community now, and for future generations.

Artists

To download the Call to Artist packet here CLICK HERE and submit your application by December 15, 2022 to [email protected]

  • This a juried event open to artists with a past or present relationship with the Blue Springs Community.  Designs must speak to the “Celebrate Blue Springs” theme.
  • A stipend of $500 (or scholarship if under age 18) will be awarded per selected Cat design.
  • The expense of painting materials will be reimbursed by Downtown Alive! (up to $200 per Cat).

Sponsors

Your contribution will bring unique public art to our community to “Celebrate Blue Springs” and foster growth in our historic Downtown District.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

  • $1,800+ contribution – Your name listed as the Cat sponsor on a Cat’s plaque.
  • $500+ contribution – Have your name listed as a sponsor on a Cat’s plaque.
  • Up to $500 contribution – Have your name listed on our website.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND CONTRIBUTORS

CAT SPONSORS

Realm Construction – Tandem Paving – Grant Miller – Dave Copple

Julius Oswald – Lyle Shaver – Chuck Zuvers

CONTRIBUTORS

Jaime Russell – Dacia Rzchowski

IN-KIND DONATIONS

Steve Greer – Chuck Zuvers – Home Depot

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