This once beautiful downtown has been struggling to thrive for as long as I've been in this area, 15 years. I recently have gained momentum in increasing interest in the area through creating street festivals and pop up events. The city has made Downtown Alliance an official registered historic district and opportunity zone and I have gotten the attention of the Alliance Area Preservation Society. I believe that this contest could help us raise awareness of the beauty that is held in those historic buildings. They may be broken just like I am, each of us are broken somewhere, but they are still filled with potential and inspiration. Main Street in Alliance is filled with amazing and interesting people, historic buildings and businesses and I don't believe there's a main street in America that needs this help and publicity as much as the people of Main Street in Downtown Alliance. This area has been in decline since the 70's and myself and a group of artists and musicians have been working hard to change this into a beautiful thriving area like it once was. Alot of people have given up on ever seeing downtown thrive in our lifetime, but I cannot give up on the beauty and history that those streets contain. I believe this award would renew hope in the people of downtown Alliance. I see downtown Alliance as a beautiful canvas just waiting to be painted. If we won the money I would start a non profit organization that works to rebuild, repurpose and revitalize these old buildings, works to bring incentive for new business and to remarket the area.