Main Street Marion (MSM) invites you to be a part of an exciting year downtown Marion!  MSM has an ambitious and solid Four-Point Approach for 2015, but it won’t be complete without you!!

The Design committee shapes the physical image of the downtown district as a place attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors.  In March of this year, our design committee will accept applications from

    1. artists interested in beautifying downtown with murals (Open March 2015)
    2. property owners with prominent wall space in need new design (Open March 2015)
    3. business owners looking to enhance their facades with great signage (Open March 2015)
    4. property and business owners in need of volunteer labor for clean-up (Open March 2015)

The Promotions committee promotes downtown as the center of commerce, culture, and community life for residents and visitors.  Open now, the promotions committee is accepting applications from

    1. downtown business owners interested in hosting a First Friday (First Friday Venue Application)
    2. vendors and artisans interested in setting up during First Friday and/or Thursday Picnics (Main Street Marion Retail-Artisan Vendor Form)
    3. artists interested in setting up during First Friday and/or Thursday Picnics (Main Street Marion Artist Vendor Form)
    4. musicians interested in performing during a First Friday and/or Thursday Picnic (Send Press Kit to

The Organization committee keeps the board, committees, staff, and program-of-work in good shape by attracting people and raising funds, gaining support, and connecting sponsors to new and exciting opportunities downtown.  The organization committee is accepting applications for

    1. become a Main Street Marion annual supporter (Membership Brochure 2015)
    2. host a fundraiser (email
    3. promote your business as an event sponsor and get exclusive coverage (First Friday Main Street Marion Sponsorship Form OR Picnics Main Street Marion Sponsorship Form)
    4. join the board at-large or a MSM committee (email

The Economic Restructuring committee also known as the downtown toolbox will develop a thorough understanding of the district’s economic condition and its best opportunities for investment. Open in March of this year, the downtown toolbox will accept applications from

    1. downtown property owners with available space for a pop-up art gallery (Open March 2015)
    2. artists with work to display and/or sale at our pop-up art galleries (Open March 2015)

As you can see, the forecast is vibrant for downtown Marion in 2015 full of live music, arts, farmer’s markets, displays, games, food, and opportunities.  Act quickly to reserve your booth space and/or performance spot by returning the enclosed appropriate agreement and contract along with your payment, if required.  Only open applications are available on our website.

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