A great place to be

Our historic downtown is growing to become the destination for local flavor & flair in Garner.

News from around downtown

Calling All Artists for Paint on Main

Downtown Garner and GrafixHouse are now seeking artists for Paint on Main, our holiday window painting project. Each year, Paint on Main transforms Main Street’s business district into a winter wonderland from Thanksgiving to New Years – last year, hundreds of citizens came to Downtown Garner to check out this great community art project!

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our Roadmap
to community driven economic revitalization

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the Downtown Garner Association 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 Downtown Garner 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.