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Downtown Parkersburg is the place where we come together to make our downtown a place for everyone to enjoy.


This is the place to think outside the box, to give warm welcomes, and take pride in your city. 


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Vacant Storefront Program

Main Street PKB’s Vacant Storefront Program’s (VSP) primary objective is to repurpose vacant storefronts until they can be filled with permanent tenants or residents. This is accomplished by occupying vacant storefronts with visually attractive window displays produced by creative individuals and organizations. This not only gives potential exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their work, but draws attention to what otherwise is an empty space.



Pole Banners

Main Street PKB’s Design Committee has recently added several decorative banners which serve to welcome visitors to our downtown community. This fall we will be launching our Veteran’s Adopt -A-Banner Program. Click here to download an application. Limited number of pole banner opportunities available in honor or memory of a veteran you that you’d like to recognize. Banners will be displayed in November through the holidays in downtown.

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Selfie Station Art Contest

Calling area High School Students! Want to participate in the Selfie Station Art Contest? Main Street PKB's Arts and Culture Committee needs your help with their efforts to create a more visually appealing downtown. Here is your chance to use your artistic skills to improve your community! We are asking you to design selfie wall art. The four winning pieces will be re-produced on vinyl clings and mounted in the Cox Building windows on the 700 block of Market Street. The window spaces are 56 inches square and about 2 feet off of the ground.

Deadline: November 9, 2018 Cost: There is no fee for entry
Who can enter: High School students grades 9-12.
Reward: Your image will be reproduced and mounted for everyone to enjoy. You can take a selfie!
Contest Theme: The theme is “Lighter Than Air”...where you go from here is totally up to you!
Submission Process: Email your work to Please attach a good quality JPEG, PNG or TIFF image. In the body of the email include Name, School, Grade, Title of the Work, Email, Phone
More Info:
-All works submitted for the competitions must be original works of art (no reproductions of copyrighted or other material will be accepted) Artwork needs to be square. The selected pieces will be reproduced as square window art.
-There are no guarantees of how long these clings will be on display. It is possible that the images could be moved to another location.
-Think about how people will interact with this selfie station. How will they stand to take their photo?
-Ideally, your design should be: Compelling, Fanciful, Graphic, Bright, Thin and/or elaborate script fonts are hard to read. Words are not necessary. We will add our own hashtag.
-Direct questions to