Downtown Mount Vernon


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


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 a Children’s Art Walk on May 4, in downtown Mount Vernon.

How to Participate:
Submit one piece of art with the following information attached:
-Title of artwork
-First name of the artist
-Inspiration or comments about creating the art

Drop off Art:
Entries can also be dropped off at these 4 downtown Mount Vernon locations during business hours, before April 30, at:
-Miss May’s Creative Learning Store - 403 S. 1st Street
-Tri Dee Arts - 215 S. 1st Street
-Kids Stuff - 408 S. 1st Street
-Skagit Running Company - 724 S. 1st

The children’s art work will be displayed at downtown businesses including Miss May’s Creative Learning Store, Skagit Running Company, Kids Stuff, and in the upstairs gallery at Tri Dee Arts. Merit awards will be presented in the following age categories: 4 and under, 5-7, 8-11, and 12-15.
Sponsored by: Savi Bank, the Mount Vernon Downtown Association, Skagit Valley Food Co-op. For more information please visit:, email:,
or call: (360) 336-3801.

Have an event going on downtown? Email us the details at 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! 


First Thursday and Children's Art Walk May 4

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is proud to present the First Thursday Art Walk and 4th Annual Children’s Art Walk on May 4, 2017, 5-8 pm. The Children’s Art Walk involves artists, ages 15 and younger, displaying their art at 8 downtown businesses. Merit awards will be presented in the following age categories: 4 and under, 5-7, 8-11, and 12-15. The Children’s Art Walk is produced by the MVDA and sponsored by SaviBank and the Skagit Valley Food Co-op.
The Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, will feature Voices of the Children (VOTC) and YMCA Oasis. VOTC will be displaying portraits of area residents from the Peace In Peace Out Project. The group will also hang large scale B&W versions of the portraits outside of downtown businesses. And teen artists from YMCA Oasis will showcase art from their upcoming Silent Art Auction on June 8.

Artists 16 and older will be featured at another 8 locations downtown. For more information or to download an Art Walk map, please visit:, email:, or call: (360) 336-3801.

Download May 4 Art Walk Map Here