3rd Annual Art Walk this Saturday

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa organization, will host the 3rd Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Art Walk on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The tour is a continuous loop throughout both Uptown Mount Vernon and downtown Lisbon, with maps to all events and exhibits located at each participating venue. Participating venues will have red balloons affixed to the outside of each individual stop.

This year the event will feature 33 stops in the two communities at galleries, restaurants, shops and other spaces devoted to the celebration of creativity and art. Highlights include an exhibit devoted to the members of the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council at new venue Mount Vernon Creates (the former Maya building); a Mural Tour; an exhibit of the art of the elementary students in the First Street Community Center; and kids art activities at Lisbon Public Library.

“This is the 3rd Annual Art Walk and the first time that we have partnered with the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG),” said Chair of the Art Walk committee Chris Goodwin. “With CDG’s help, we have nearly tripled our number of venues including several in Lisbon. We are asking everyone to come out and support art and creativity in Mount Vernon.

A map that includes all stops is available here:

A poster that describes the event is available here:

Stops include:

1 First Street Community Center (FSCC)

2 East End Art & Tea

3 The Twig & Fairy Room

4 School House Antiques

5 One Mission

6 Iron Leaf Press

7 Hands in Harmony

8 Alger’s Pizza Palace

9 Scarlett Boutique

10 Mount Vernon Confections

11 Mana Vault Comics with Ink Expressions

12 Bauman’s Clothing

13 First Brick Art Gallery

14 Ben & Flo’s

15 Alice’s Wonderland

16 Big’s BBQ

17 Kae Apothecary

18 Zoe’s Pet Deli

19 Lincoln Wine Bar

20 Mt Vernon Creates

21 Chameleon’s Pub & Grub

22 Silver Spider

23 Palisades Cafe

24 Vintage 1891

25 Scorz

26 Right Frame of Mind

27 Fuel…Art & Espresso (pictured)

28 Gwen’s Restaurant

29 Lisbon Library

30 Bill’s Tap

31 The Fantastic Escape

32 Addy’s Public House

33 Canton Studio


About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group exists to improve the social and economic well-being of Mount Vernon and Lisbon by capitalizing on their unique identity, assets and character. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community in 2008, and practices economic development within the context of historic preservation.


About Main Street

The Main Street Approach is a copyrighted process of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Program has been used in Iowa since 1986 with a total of 56 communities having participated.  Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community on March 4, 2008 by the State of Iowa, after submitting a comprehensive application and presenting to a select board of reviewers.



Joe Jennison, Director

Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, a 501c6 organization

Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Charitable Development Group, a 501c3 organization

PO Box 31

Mount Vernon, IA 52314

(319) 210-9935

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