Chalk the Walk 2015 photo of the street and participants working on the collaborative piece of art, Grant Wood's "American Gothic"

Chalk the Walk 2016

The 11th anniversary of Iowa’s largest Madonnari Festival is on May 7 and 8, 2016. Chalk the Walk 2016 features 300+ artists using over a half-ton of chalk with a Mount Vernon city street as the canvas.

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MV window dressing project a success

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) completed a Main Street Iowa-led Window Dressing Project in Uptown Mount Vernon on Thursday, August 18. Anna Woodward, a window dresser and professional merchandiser, led the event as part of a Main Street Iowa grant to help three Uptown businesses redo […]

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Chalk the Walk 2015 photo of the street and participants working on the collaborative piece of art, Grant Wood's "American Gothic"

Retail Promotions Meeting

With less than a month before the start of Festival season, there is plenty to discuss including Community Clean Up Day, Chalk the Walk, Chocolate Stroll, and something called Brunch-on-a-Stick.

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Tim Reinders, Main Street Iowa,

Main Street Signage Workshop

Main Street Iowa Design Specialist Tim Reinders will present a Signage Workshop hosted by the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) Design Committee. The event has been tailored specifically to the needs of Mount Vernon Design Committee volunteers, but all are welcome to attend.

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