Downtown Gateway Mural

 Title: Downtown Gateway Mural

Artist(s): MSSU Art Students, led by Burt Bucher, Art Professor

Location: Downtown Joplin (Between A & B Streets on Main Street)

Date Completed: September 18, 2014

Description: The Downtown Gateway Mural, located between A and B Streets on Main Street, welcomes visitors to downtown Joplin with familiar scenes from our city’s past, present, and future. Images of Main Street, local institutions, and Mr. George A. Spiva are featured alongside another colorful mural with the city’s nickname, “JOMO.” Both murals were brought to life in late 2014 thanks to Missouri Southern State University’s art department and Downtown Joplin Alliance.