As part of their transformational strategy, Wabasha Main Street continues to make improvements in the downtown historic Main Street district. The City of Wabasha installed two 6 foot benches at Popcorn Park for locals and visitors to rest and enjoy this tiny park in the downtown area.

Wabasha Main Street has done the following improvements in the downtown area over the past five years: purchased Wabasha Main Street banners and Artist on Main banners, started an Adopt a Planter Program and maintenance of 40 of them, coordinated the efforts of purchasing and starting a free Bike Share Program and continue investing in updated software, signage and brochure printing, along with investing in the purchase of new water fountain in Heritage Park.

Wabasha Main Street has also infused over $30,000 worth of Artist lead programs and projects over the past 3 years highlighting the Artist on Main Program with a Capstone installation- the “Community Roots” Mural painted by Artist Sue Mundy. Poet Pamela Larson wrote the poem that is also on the mural describing community and placing roots.

Wabasha Main Street Director, Mary Flicek is searching for more grants to continue another round of Artist lead projects for the community. “Public installation of local artwork enhances our historic downtown and there’s room for so much more!” quotes Flicek.

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