Main Street West Memphis
Main Street West Memphis




Main Street West Memphis is proud to welcome "Watershed". Public art sponsored by the City of West Memphis.

Photo by Sol Walker_photos


Preserve America

“Preserve America Communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment,”

Statement by
Former First Lady Laura Bush West Memphis, Arkansas a Preserve America Community

Arkansas a Preserve America Community

Preserve America is an Administration initiative that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural and natural heritage. Detailed information on all aspects of this initiative can be found at

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Main Street

West Memphis

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call 870-735-8814



got his start in West Memphis


AARP Community Challenge Grant

Bicycle sculptures and

KWEM Parklet

Main Street

Since 1980, the National Main Street Center has been working with communities across the nation to revitalize their historic or traditional commercial areas. Based in historic preservation, the Main Street approach was developed to save historic commercial architecture and the fabric of American communities' built environment, but has become a powerful economic development tool as well.


Main Street Arkansas is a program of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.


Main Street West Memphis, Inc. is a 501c(6) non-profit organization designed to help develop and revitalize our downtown commercial district.  Local property and business owners, industry, financial institutions, concerned citizens and the City of West Memphis fund Main Street West Memphis.  The Main Street approach to downtown revitalization is an incremental and comprehensive strategy that includes four elements that are the basis for the program’s four standing committees.

• Design
• Organization/Membership
• Promotion
• Economic Vitality


Mission Statement

The Mission of Main Street West Memphis is to be the primary catalyst for improving the downtown business area by bringing together all elements of the community and further enhancing the overall quality of life.


Vision Statement

In the year 2030, West Memphis is an attractive, dynamic, busy, prosperous and exciting place to be for all age groups from a wide, regional area. 

The population has grown to 50,000.  Downtown businesses are meeting the demand of the expanded population, with a good business mix of services and specialty shops.

Traffic flow and parking is improved by restricting heavy truck traffic to the truck route and interstate systems. 

The majority of the businesses are owner occupied. 

The overall appearance is clean, well kept and inviting with well-lit sidewalks and storefronts, attractive landscaping and colorful banners.

Downtown is THE place to be.



Calendar of Events

April 2nd-4th

Spring Art Pop-Up Shop

May 5th

Blues on Broadway

August 18th

Taste of the Town

At WM Civic Center

October 30th

Halloween Festival

November 23rd

Holiday Arts Opening Night &

WM Chamber Business After Hours

November 27th-December 22nd

Holiday Arts



New art on Utility Box at 7th Street & Broadway



KWEM Radio Station

played a key role in the beginning of Rock N' Roll music. One of the first stations to pay and play Johnny Cash had his own radio program as well as Howlin Wolf and Sonny Boy James


Radio Station




Historic District




Design | Organization | Economic Restructuring | Promotions