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

June 1 Art Walk

First Thursday Art Walk June 1, 2017
5-8 pm

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is excited to present the First Thursday Art Walk on June 1, 2017, 5-8 pm. Poster artist Rakan Alduaij will be joined by photographic artists John Sedgwick and Arturo Torres in an invitational exhibit at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle.

Local and regionally renowned artists will be exhibiting at 16 downtown locations during the First Thursday Art Walk. Artists include Ken Speer, April Harrop, Margo Macdonald, Ariel Lepore, Felix Kaparchuk, Margaret Horak, Linde Husk, Jody Bergsma, Gene Jaress, Denise Jackson, Karen Neugebauer, Steve Hunter, Ruthie Powers and Sherry Shipley. Perry and Carlson Gallery located at 508 S. 1st, will present “Tears of the World” featuring Susan Singleton, Hannah Alex-Glasser and Kandis Susol.

The MVDA hosts Art Walks on the First Thursday of each month, from April through September. For more information or to inquire about participating in future Art Walks, please email or call (360) 336-3801.


First Thursday and Children's Art Walk May 4

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is proud to present the First Thursday Art Walk and 4th Annual Children’s Art Walk on May 4, 2017, 5-8 pm. The Children’s Art Walk involves artists, ages 15 and younger, displaying their art at 8 downtown businesses. Merit awards will be presented in the following age categories: 4 and under, 5-7, 8-11, and 12-15. The Children’s Art Walk is produced by the MVDA and sponsored by SaviBank and the Skagit Valley Food Co-op.
The Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, will feature Voices of the Children (VOTC) and YMCA Oasis. VOTC will be displaying portraits of area residents from the Peace In Peace Out Project. The group will also hang large scale B&W versions of the portraits outside of downtown businesses. And teen artists from YMCA Oasis will showcase art from their upcoming Silent Art Auction on June 8.

Artists 16 and older will be featured at another 8 locations downtown. For more information or to download an Art Walk map, please visit:, email:, or call: (360) 336-3801.

Download May 4 Art Walk Map Here