Wichita's growing mural collection now has an app

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You may have noticed some new murals down the Douglas Corridor, and you’re not alone. More than 80 murals now span the area of the Douglas Design District. 

“If you were down here 5 years ago it was kind of blighted, pretty empty, so really being able to put paint up on the walls has made a huge difference in people wanting to spend time down here and wanting to build businesses down here,” said Renee Duxler, Executive Director of the Douglas Design District. 

Lindsey Kernodle is one of the newest artists to join the team after finishing the “Dear Wichita, Take Care and Dream Big” mural at 1520 E. Douglas.

“It was inspired by the message that I wanted to give to Wichita which was take care of themselves, take care of others, take care of their city, take care of the animals, the wildlife,” said Kernodle. 

Originally from Nashville, Kernodle has lived in Wichita for two and a half years and said this is a movement she is proud to be a part of. 

“Wichita is a city on the cusp of changing and growing even more. Everyone that I tell that I just moved here say oh you came here at the right time because there’s a lot of opportunity to make your place within that,” said Kernodle. 

Ready to go check out the sights for yourself? You can download the Douglas Design District’s interactive app, Mural Map, on Android and iOS and see them all.

“Our overall hope with the app is that it encourages foot traffic down here. That people are coming down and walking in the district, because if they’re walking in the district, they’re hopefully visiting our businesses and spending money down here,” Duxler said. 

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