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Our Program in Action!

Spring Art Walk

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Our favorite way to kick off spring is the Spring Art Walk. The Art Walk took place on Friday, March 23rd from 5:00 pm – 9:00pm.

The Art Walk Event is a celebration of art, and is hosted twice a year in Downtown Newnan! Downtown businesses stayed open late, offered hors d'oeurvres and drinks, and featured local artists. We had over 30 participating locations and the work of over 40 local artists. This year's theme was chalk! We had two local high schools (Newnan High School and East Coweta High School) come out and display their talents on the sidewalks. The night was filled with art of all kinds!

Participating businesses included: Blue Fern Merchant, Blue Moon Boutique, C.S. Toggery, Corner Arts Gallery Studio & Gift Shop, Dolled, Downtown Olive & Kitchen Supply Co., Ellie Mack Boutique, Fine Lines Art & Framing, Gillyweeds, Greenhouse Mercantile, Headley Construction, Janis Intuitive Medium, Leaf & Bean, Let them eat Toffee!, Local Provisions, Morgan Jewelers, New Beginnings, Newnan Mercantile, Newnan Presbyterian Church-Courtyard, Polish Me Pretty Nail Salon & Boutique, Redneck Gourmet, Rednexican, The Boyd Gallery, The Fitness Center of Piedmont Newnan, The Newnan Times-Herald, Vinylyte Records, and Wildwood Trader.

Alleyway Beautification

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Community partners met on Wednesday March 21, 2018 to complete a service project to improve the condition of Wadsworth Alley. This alleyway beautification effort was coordinated by Main Street Newnan and Keep Newnan Beautiful. These two organizations worked with dozens of property owners and business owners to gain permission to remove bulk waste from the alley, an effort that was facilitated by volunteers. Volunteer teams included the Newnan Coweta Board of Realtors, Waste Industries and Meat N Greet. The City of Newnan's Public Works Department and Gentry Salvage assisted to dispose of bulk items cost free on behalf of business owners, and property owners.There are future improvement projects that are planned to take place throughout the year with the intent to continue to keep this space maintained.


Interested in learning more about Alleyway beautification and revitalization projects? CLICK HERE for information and updates.

THIS PLACE MATTERS!

OWNTOWN NEWNAN! THIS PLACE MATTERS.....

Downtown Newnan would like to invite our community to participate in a Place Making project, and we are asking YOU to make and share history! All that you need to get started is a cell phone and a memory that took place in Downtown Newnan. This Place Matters is national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities.This Place Matters was founded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has trickled into communities across the United States, including Newnan, Georgia!

Please click here for more information about participating, and to submit a story! Please click here to review stories that have been submitted.
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Empty Storefront Project

Main Street Newnan has launched an empty storefront program in 2018. This program seeks to filled empty retail spaces with historic photos, community information, galleries, studios and scenes to encourage interest for potential business owners. It is an opportunity to spur economic growth by creating a vision for entrepreneurs, and to provide a cost effective option for property owners to activate an empty space.

Please contact Main Street Newnan for more information. We welcome inquiries from downtown property owners! We are also looking for community partners to assist with designing empty storefronts, or showcasing art.
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Win the Window

Win the Window was a downtown scavenger hunt geared toward stirring activity and foot traffic downtown during a traditionally slow season.The promotion showcased an empty storefront, numerous businesses and photos of Historic Downtown Newnan through 100 years of business.The window displaying the prize was located at 21 W Court Square.This location was the home of Knight Printing, and it currently the home of Gillyweeds. Participating businesses include: Blue Moon Boutique, Corner Arts Gallery Studio & Gift Shop, Dragonfly Running Company, Ellie Mack Boutique, Fine Lines Art & Framing, Gillyweed, Grit & Grace Studio to Streetwear, Morgan Jewelers, Newnan Mercantile, Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center, Typo Market, Wildwood Trader.

The game for the hunt was to direct guests to find “Hidden Gems” (historic photos of Newnan) that were placed amongst merchandise in participating businesses. Once the visitor found the Hidden Gem, they would present it to the participating business for an entry form to win!Visitors were permitted one form per Hidden Gem that they discovered, increasing their likelihood to win with each business they visited.

Drawings took place weekly on Wednesday, and the photos were replaced by Thursday within each participating business.Each week featured a set of photos from a different decade, and a related clue was published at mainstreetnewnan.com. Each window featured between $300- $700 worth of gift items that were donated by our local businesses.

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