b'Flowers in front of Gallery AlleyFlowers on DouglasThe Flowers on Douglas beautification project is a key component to enhancing vibrancy in the urban core. The flowers evoke a sense of pride and beauty for residents, visitors and businesses. The program launched in 2017 and is maintained through an ongoing partnership between Downtown Wichita, the City of Wichita and community partner Cindy Carnahan. Cindy is a passionate gardener and local real estate professional who continues to help lead the project through ongoing fundraising efforts and lending her expertise with the planning and installation of the flower arrangements. To date, the project has added over 120 planter pots and 85 hanging baskets along Douglas Avenue from Main to Washington Street that are updated seasonally. The floral arrangements are planted by a team of talented, volunteer Master Gardeners and are maintained by Hein Landscape. Funding for this project comes from both the Self Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) and private donations, which can be made through the website www.flowersondouglas.org. This community initiative creates a welcoming environment for anyone exploring downtown. Flowers with Naftzger Park in background Hanging baskets32'