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Douglas Design District

The First of Four MURALS hung in Douglas Design District

Small Business Saturday

The first of four murals commissioned by the Dougas Design District is now on display. The mural, represending the element water by Tom Murillo, was hung on the west side of The Anchor, located at 1109 E. Douglas Ave. Scaffolding went up on March 25th and final touches were put on the mural two days later.

Three additional murals, fire, wind and earth, are scheduled to debut later this year, another by Tom Murillo and two by Josh Tripoli. "Both Josh and I are very excited.” Murillo told The Wichita Eagle. The murals were partially funded by DDD and a $7,764 Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission grant through the Kansas Department of Commerce.

The goal of this project is to provide an outlet for local artists and to draw visitors into the district. After being on display for at least a year, the murals will be auctioned and proceeds will go toward future art installations.

Be sure to check out this wonderful work of art as you drive down Douglas!


Cero's Candies Cero's Candies up for Chocolatier of the Year!

Darcy (Bishop) Thrasher, co-owner and chief chocolatier of Cero’s Candies, has been selected to compete in Pastry Live Chocolatier of the Year. The upcoming competition will take place August 24 - 26 at 200 Peachtree, Atlanta GA. Pastry Live is a national competition that is By Chefs for Chefs drawing some of the biggest names in chocolate and desserts.

Only nineteen competitors have been chosen for the Chocolatier portion. Other competition categories at Pastry Live are Team Competitions in Chocolate and Sugar Showpieces, Art of Cake, Signature Plated Desserts and Student Chocolate.

Congratulations Darcy!


City of Wichita moving forward with
East Douglas Improvement Plan

We're EXCITED!!! The City of Wichita recently hired the DESIGN WORKSHOP firm to finalize all the plans and improvemnts for the East Douglas Improvement Plan. The design team met with the DDD Board of Directors, local churches, neighborhood reps, and East High to discuss the plans. We hope to have finalized plans sometime in the spring.

Design Workshop