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


Historic District

8th to 10th Street

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


Events to Look for in 2019

Taste of the Town

August 20th

Fall Art Pop-Up Shop

September 6 th & 7th

Holiday Arts Shop

November 18th

Main Street West Memphis is introducing its new logo to celebrate 30 years as an accredited Main Street.

T-shirts for sell at $15.00 each.

call 870-735-8814 to buy!


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 2020, 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.



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


got his start in West Memphis


Radio Station

Main Street Supporters

Double LL Farms

Acme Pest

Masner Furniture

Fidelity National Bank

Guaranty Loan & Real Estate

ASU Mid-South College

Dr. James Buffington


East Ark Family Health Center

Williford Realty

Rotary Club of West Memphis

Carter's Locksmith

Arkansas Distributing Co.

Good neighbor Center

Wood dental Group

Morris Furniture

Jackson Howell & Assoc.

JR & K Printing

Thank you

for renewing

Design | Organization | Economic Restructuring | Promotions