The project took a few hours to complete, as the windows needed to be cleaned inside and out, and prepared for the process. The designs were created and the opaque ‘trace-lines’ were applied to the glass to delineate the details by the artistic members of the committee.
Visitors to Marceline are encouraged to stop into Los Chimas and ask for the special markers to color in one or two segments, and to sign the window.
The Design committee’s goals are to enhance the visual attractiveness of downtown. This includes technical assistance and encouragement to building owners toward the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures, improved streetscape features, street and alley cleanup, colorful banners, and landscaping. Attention must be paid to safe and efficient infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and the appearance of storefronts, signs, street lights, window displays, and graphic materials. Design improvements should be developed through a public-private partnership by reinvestment of public and private dollars in downtown.