The Blue Springs Public Art Commission, founded in 2006, is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance and display of public art in Blue Springs.

The Blue Springs Public Art Commission, founded in 2006, is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance and display of public art in Blue Springs.

The group is comprised of seven members appointed by the mayor with the city council’s approval. Each member serves three-year terms.

The commission’s keystone art piece is “Blue Spring” at Interstate 70 and Missouri 7. Symbolizing the spring for which Blue Springs took its name, the sculpture resembles a geyser of water and is 25 feet tall by 19 feet wide.

Eleanor Frasier is the commission’s chairman. Other members include Jeremy Baker, Doug Bennett, Christina Schulze Clariday, Amy Moyer, Jill Oswald and Carol Schaefer.

In June, the Blue Springs Public Art Commission hosted its third annual temporary public art dedication. This year’s theme was “Reflections,” with pieces from artists from Bogota, N.J., Fairfield, Iowa, St. Louis and Kansas City.

Permanent public art in Blue Springs

• “Mosaic Duet for Blue Springs: Valley View Choo Choo and The Goose Caboose” in Rotary Park

• “Tapped” in Burris Old Mill Park

• “Oh Well” in Hidden Valley Park

• “Sundance” in Rotary Park

• “OH!” in front of Blue Springs City Hall

• “The Sky is the Limit” near the railroad bridge on Adams Dairy Parkway

• “Blue Springs.Net” at Adams Pointe Conference Center

•“The Child Playing Soccer” at SportsCity

• “Catch Me If You Can” at entrance of Home Depot

• “Angelic Interlude” on Main Street

• “Providence” near S.W. Walnut Street