The Palestine Main Street is a nationally recognized program of the City of Palestine.
Sustaining the culture of Palestine’s Main Street District through the innovative and creative use of historic spaces while seizing opportunities to evolve and grow.
Main Street Palestine works to make Palestine’s downtown a vibrant and prosperous center of the community by utilizing historic buildings and structures for living, shopping, dining and entertaining Palestine’s residents and visitors.
This will be accomplished by using the Main Street Four-Point Approach :
• Providing opportunities and education for historically correct rehabilitation (Design)
• Providing interaction with stakeholders to build on successes (Organization)
• Creating imaginative, fun and educational promotions to attract residents and visitors (Promotion)
• Boosting efforts and availability for new and existing entities to acquire funding and tailored support for existing businesses (Economic Restructuring)
For more information on volunteering with our program or to learn more about the services we provide or the businesses in Main Street, call our offices at (903) 729-4100.
2016 Art Tracks Program
Main Street Palestine invites you to submit your outdoor sculpture for show in our downtown district. We offer a $500 stipend for each sculpture in our 5th Annual Show.
PLUS: $2,500 in prize money … NO ENTRY FEES!
Art Call is for outdoor sculpture 3 ft and up. We are especially looking for larger sculptures ..even 10 ft tall or more. While we will consider any outdoor sculpture, 3 ft and under will be grouped together in a sculpture area. All locations are on City right of ways or property and can be viewed from streets and sidewalks.
Rails .. the reason for our “track” theme is that we are a Railroad History City and many of our 3 ft tall stands are built on actual railroad wheels. Your art does not have to be railroad themed. We want the tourists and visitors who are at our Visitor Center Railroad Depot and the Texas State Railroad live steam trains to enjoy the multitude of sculpture designs you provide. We will work with you on the best place to show your particular art and we welcome a variety of styles.
Download an application for this year's show here.