Downtown Mount Vernon


Welcome to Downtown
Mount Vernon

Downtown Mount Vernon is one of those gems you don’t see so often anymore. The city was established in 1889 and is the hub of Skagit County. In the downtown core, you’ll find charming old buildings with a few newer ones mixed in. Mount Vernon is part of the National Trust Main Street Program. This status helps the downtown enhance and maintain its unique charm.

You’ll find all kinds of shopping, restaurants and service businesses in downtown Mount Vernon. The variety of shops and dining will suit just about everyone.

Help Keep Your Neighbors working! We encourage you to shop and dine locally!!


Help Downtown with your B&O Tax

Click here to learn how B&O (Business & Occupation) tax helps the Mount Vernon Downtown Association Main Street Program.

Upcoming Events


May Art Walk Poster

First Thursday Art Walk May 5, 5-8 pm
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is pleased to present the First Thursday Art Walk on May 5, 5-8 pm. Stroll throughout lovely downtown Mount Vernon where 16 locations will be exhibiting original works by local and regional artists. Special events include a gallery exhibit at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, featuring an exhibit of paintings done by Syrian refugee youth in Jordan and freed Congolese youth slaves, during the last workshop conducted by Voices of the Children, (VOTC). 5’ x 10’ murals will also be displayed throughout downtown Mount Vernon during the Art Walk. VOTC is an American based nonprofit organization focused on pairing teens world-wide in collaborative arts projects to promote social and global awareness and create positive change.

CREARTE: Latino Americano is a celebration of talented artists in Skagit Valley. This pop-up exhibit is in collaboration with Catholic Community Services Farmworker Center and is a part of the Mount Vernon Downtown Association First Thursday Art Walk. MoNA is proud to partner with these organizations in order to promote artists in our region.This exhibit is a program in conjunction with Beyond Aztlán, but located in Mount Vernon’s historic downtown at the Farmworker Center, 604 S 1st Street. A wide variety of media, including textiles, metal work, painting, and more will be featured. Call 360-424-8655 for exhibit hours.

Skagit Running Company will host art pieces created by grades K-5, in a one night preview showing for the 15th Annual Lincoln Elementary Art Auction and Festival, on May 6.

MVDA Art in the Alleys will present a Student Poetry installation and reception on May 5, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., behind Tattered Page Bookstore, 514 S. 1st Street, in collaboration with the Skagit River Poetry Project.

The Friends of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge will present the 2016 Washington State Federal Junior Duck Stamp exhibit at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op starting May 2, 2016. Thirty-four framed prints of the winning entries of the 2016 contest for students K-12 will be displayed. The 2016 Washington State Best of Show is an oil painting of a green-winged teal by Crystyn Rocheleau age 17 of Vancouver.

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts art walks on the First Thursday of each month, from April through October, where 12-15 venues feature Skagit Valley talent. The remaining dates for 2016 Art walks are: 5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, and 10/6.
For more information or to inquire about participating in future Art Walks, please email or call (360) 336-3801.

May 5 Art Walk Map

May 5 First Thursday Art Walk Map
16 locations featuring original art in Downtown Mount Vernon!
 Mount Vernon Downtown It's Happening!

Download May 5 Art Walk Map HERE


Have an event going on downtown? Email us the details at We will get it on our events scroller, our Facebook, and if you have a poster for the event, we may just include that too! 

~~Small Business Saturday~~
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association encourages you to support your friends and neighbors during the holiday season by shopping for your loved ones at our independently-owned small businesses FIRST! Brick and mortar businesses support our local economy by providing local jobs and sales tax revenue, while contributing to the unique, friendly small town feel of our community. Small Business Saturday is on November 26, 2016.

" We were Super Busy and we doubled our sales over last year's event! We received a lot of positive comments about how festive the environment was. THANKS DOWNTOWN! Summer Houlihan, Tri Dee Arts