Downtown Mount Vernon

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Welcome to Downtown
Mount Vernon

Downtown Mount Vernon is one of those gems you don’t see so often anymore. The city was established in 1889 and is the hub of Skagit County. In the downtown core, you’ll find charming old buildings with a few newer ones mixed in. Mount Vernon is part of the National Trust Main Street Program. This status helps the downtown enhance and maintain its unique charm.

You’ll find all kinds of shopping, restaurants and service businesses in downtown Mount Vernon. The variety of shops and dining will suit just about everyone.

Help Keep Your Neighbors working! We encourage you to shop and dine locally!!



 

Help Downtown with your B&O Tax

Click here to learn how B&O (Business & Occupation) tax helps the Mount Vernon Downtown Association Main Street Program.

Upcoming Events

 
New Old Time Chautauqua

Attention: Artisans & Vendors
 
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is seeking artisans and vendors for the Annual Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Mount Vernon on Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30, 2016,
10 am – 5 pm. This year’s event will feature Sizzling Summer Clearance prices from downtown merchants, the New Old Time Chautauqua, a Community Jumble Sale, arts & crafts vendors, children’s activities, and lots of family fun.
Join our downtown businesses during this annual event, as they showcase their wares on the sidewalks of our vibrant historic downtown. Sidewalk space rental is only $30 for two days!! Table rental for the Community Jumble Sale (garage sale/flea market) in Pine Square is $10, Saturday only.
For more information, please call (425) 321-7433, or email dep.mvda@gmail.com. Applications are also available at: www.mountvernondowntown.org.
 

 



Sidewalk Sale

Attention: Artisans & Vendors
 

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is seeking artisans and vendors for the Annual Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Mount Vernon on Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30, 2016, 10 am – 5 pm. This year’s event will feature Sizzling Summer Clearance prices from downtown merchants, the New Old Time Chautauqua, a Community Jumble Sale, arts & crafts vendors, children’s activities, and lots of family fun. Join our downtown businesses during this annual event, as they showcase their wares on the sidewalks of our vibrant historic downtown. Sidewalk space rental is only $30 for two days!! Table rental for the Community Jumble Sale (garage sale/flea market) in Pine Square is $10, Saturday only. Sponsored by Hair & Body Mechanix, Wycoff Insurance, Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts, and the Mount Vernon Downtown Association. For more information, please call (425) 321-7433, or email dep.mvda@gmail.com. Applications are also available at: www.mountvernondowntown.org.
 

 

 

 
Children's Art Walk
 
Children’s Art Walk
CALL FOR YOUNG ARTISTS
Show off your art! All artists, ages 15 and younger, are invited to submit one work of art for a gallery exhibit, as part of the third annual Children’s Art Walk on August 4, 5-8 pm, in downtown Mount Vernon. The Children’s Art Walk will be part of the First Thursday Art Walk.
How to Participate:
Submit one piece of art with the following information attached:
·         Title of artwork
·         Medium
·         First name of the artist
·         Age of Artist
·         Inspiration or comments about creating the art
 
Drop off Art:
·         Entries can be dropped off at these downtown Mount Vernon locations during business hours, the last two weeks of July:
o   Miss May’s Creative Learning Store - 403 S. 1st Street
o   Tri Dee Arts - 215 S. 1st Street
 
The children’s art work will be displayed in several downtown businesses, including Miss May’s Creative Learning Store and Tri-Dee Arts.  This event is sure to inspire any budding artist.
 
Sponsored by: The Mount Vernon Downtown Association, Tri Dee Arts, Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Miss May’s Creative Learning Store, and Pacific Northwest Martial Arts Academy. For more information please visit: www.mountvernondowntown.org, email: dep.mvda@gmail.com, or call: (360) 336-3801.

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Have an event going on downtown? Email us the details at edmvdt@gmail.com We will get it on our events scroller, our Facebook, and if you have a poster for the event, we may just include that too! 



~~Small Business Saturday~~
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association encourages you to support your friends and neighbors during the holiday season by shopping for your loved ones at our independently-owned small businesses FIRST! Brick and mortar businesses support our local economy by providing local jobs and sales tax revenue, while contributing to the unique, friendly small town feel of our community. Small Business Saturday is on November 26, 2016.

" We were Super Busy and we doubled our sales over last year's event! We received a lot of positive comments about how festive the environment was. THANKS DOWNTOWN! Summer Houlihan, Tri Dee Arts