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Lee’s Summit artists help revitalize Route 66 in Missouri – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-09-11 15:00:52 –

Lee’s Summit, Missouri — 3 hours from Kansas City, Pulaski County is 30 miles on historic Route 66.

Refurbished in recent months, two Lee’s Summit metal artists are behind some major changes.

Dave Eames and Ben Wine co-owned Fossil Forge Designs and are self-proclaimed fans of The Mother Road, known as Route 66.

They found themselves doing a new job 150 miles southeast to bring new life to Route 66 in the biggest project ever.

“We had the opportunity to create a really cool project for the place Route 66, Uranus, Missouri“Eames said. “It’s a place full of puns and word games.”

Artists would say it’s a grocery store near St. Robert, Missouri.

“A total of eight signs are up. We’ll animate and spell the words with the Route 66 badge, six icons along the route, and the Uranus rocket,” says Eames.

The old highway runs through Missouri, one of eight states heading west, from St. Louis to Joplin.

“The heart is still beating on the highway,” Eames said. “Now it’s completely different than it was on the main road to the west.”

But they want these new signs to take people to a fun place to play with what they call the “classical tourist trap”.

“People can see everything from St. Louis Arch to the Blue Swallow Motel to the famous motel called Lloyds in California,” Eames said.

These artists will complete the installation and murals this week.

“I hope they take pictures, take videos, stand in front of them, and park classic cars in front of them,” Eames said.



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