GPAC Performance Arts

A GREAT PLACE TO BE

Our historic Downtown is growing to become the destination for local flavor and flair in Garner

GPAC Performance Arts
A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

Offering live music, public art, homegrown crafts, and performances

Garner Baseball
A GREAT PLACE TO PLAY

Living actively is our game. Basketball, baseball, ice skating and more. Garner is the place to live an active lifestyle.

GPAC Performance Arts
A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Tech companies, artists, and creative entrepreneurs of all kinds call Downtown Garner home. Your business can thrive here too.

GPAC Performance Arts

A GREAT PLACE TO SUPPORT

A thriving downtown is an asset to the greater Garner business community - meet the businesses who support Downtown Garner as our 2017 sponsors

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A Nationally Accredited Program

2017 Main Street AccreditationAs a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Garner is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

Garner is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  The Garner Revitalization Association is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency.

Our Vision for Downtown

Historic Downtown Garner connects our small town roots with our future as a growing crossroads of cultural arts, recreation, and creative entrepreneurship in the community.

Through private development, public investment, and historic preservation, we’re expanding our downtown to become the destination for local flavor and flair in Garner.

Our Mission

To lead the efforts that foster and support the development of North Garner as a vibrant business, residential, entertainment and cultural center through appropriate revitalization, redevelopment or preservation activities in partnership with government and private organizations which result in the enhancement of the image and vitality of this area.

Our Public-Private Partnership

Downtown revitalization is undertaken through a public-private partnership between the Garner Revitalization Association and the Town of Garner.  For more information, please contact Mari Howe, Downtown Development Manager, at (919) 772-4402.