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    The MainStreet program’s mission is ‘to ensure that our downtown remains an important and prosperous part of our community.’

    Why are downtowns important? Downtowns reflect the economic health, quality of life, local history, and local pride. Downtowns are a key element in industrial, commercial and professional recruitment. A vibrant downtown in Paris is for everyone and transfers to the entire community.

  •  Affiliate Programs:

    As a Main Street America Affiliate™, Main Street Paris is part of a 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.

  • Marketing & Wayfinding

    Our MainStreet Paris program identified wayfinding into the downtown as paramount to the continued success and prosperity of our downtown. Currently, there are no directional vehicular or pedestrian signs pointing visitors and stakeholders like to identify and travel to/within our downtown. We are currently working on our system of signage to guide visitors and stakeholders to key destinations, parking options, trails, amenities and recreational options.

  • Flower Basket Program

    In an amazing array of colors, the downtown flower basket programs brings the area to life.  Hanging baskets are placed throughout downtown Paris and create an atmosphere of beauty and class.  This program is funded by the City of Paris and maintained by the city employees. 


    Keep Paris Beautiful, Paris Main Street, Paris students , community volunteers and Paris Merchants Association  collaborate to do an annual spring cleaning in the central district business. Kids and staff sweep, rake and pick up garbage that has accumulated over the winter in parking lots, sidewalks and along buildings. Painting of murals or buildings to revitalize the downtown is key in keeping Paris beautiful. 

    Contact Shawna Stengel for questions:

    Email: mainstreetparis@gmail.com 
    Phone: (479) 963-2244

  • Paris is an Arkansas Main Street Community

    The Arkansas Main Street Program is for downtown revitalization based upon the four points of Main Street – Design, Organization, Promotion and Economic Restructuring.  

  • Grant Program

      The mission of Main Street Arkansas is to be the leading resource for communities seeking to revitalize their historic downtown commercial districts and to provide technical assistance and expertise to designated Main Street Arkansas communities through the implementation of the National Main Street Center’s comprehensive Four-Point Approach. Paris Main Street is proud to award grants each year to businesses in the Paris main-street district for facade improvements. The grant program started in 2016 and a total of 8 grants have been awarded in the 2 years. Our grant cycle opens in late July each year with a focus on building improvements such as paint, windows, awnings, new signage or lighting. 

  • 2018 Main Street Grant Funds Awarded 

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