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Louisiana Main Street Calendar of Events



Meet the Neighbors on Main Street

Every November, Louisiana Main Street communities participate in the state's Louisiana Main to Main Cultural Roadshow.  You will want to travel from community to community to enjoy the unique cultural events scheduled across the state.

Click here to go to the Louisiana Main to Main website

Remember November!


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Make plans now to attend the National Main Streets Conference

This year’s theme is TEAM Main Street: Teamwork and Entrepreneurship across Main Street. That means that the 2015 National Main Streets Conference is focused on bringing partners together to foster new ideas for building economic, financial, and business development successes on Main Street.

Atlanta, GA  March 30 - April 2, 2015

Visit the conference website for regular updates!

Culture Connection 2015 log 

April 14 - 15, 2015 in Baton Rouge

Culture Connection is where Archaeology, Arts, CODOFIL, Historic Preservation, Main Streets and Cultural Districts stakeholders will connect to the Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism to move cultural development in Louisiana forward.


Click here to register to attend Culture Connection 2015


Download a Culture Connection 2015 agenda for Louisiana Main Street organizations


Louisiana Main Street Grant Opportunities


Louisiana Main Street grants are available only for applicants located within a designated Louisiana Main Street District


Redevelopment Incentive Grants

Louisiana Main Street Redevelopment Incentive Grants are intended to be a catalyst for the rehabilitation of the exteriors and interiors of historic commercial buildings located within the boundaries of designated Louisiana Main Street districts. Awarded on an annual basis, these reimbursable grants require that a matching amount be provided by the property owner or tenant.  Proposed projects are reviewed by the local historic district commission prior to submission to Louisiana Main Street in order to ensure conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. For more information please contact your local Main Street director. 


Download the current Redevelopment Incentive Grant Application Form and Guidelines


Download a sample press release for announcing RIG availability


Download the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation


Louisiana Main to Main Grants

The intent of Louisiana Main to Main: A Cultural Road Show is to showcase the Louisiana Main Street communities and to foster economic development for Louisiana Main Street communities.  Main to Main events celebrate the revitalization of Main Street districts, showcase and promote their merchants, Louisiana cultural assets, and the Louisiana cultural experience while stimulating cultural tourism within Louisiana and enhancing the image of the State. 

Cultural assets are those elements that make a community unique, including the diverse historic and contemporary cultures of its people, architecture, and Louisiana-made art, food, music, etc.  Applicants are encouraged to identify and include an array of diverse cultural assets that showcase and further develop their unique sense of place via Main to Main events. 

These grants are awarded annually to local Main Street organizations to help support Main to Main events across Louisiana every November.



Download the current Louisiana Main to Main Grant Application Form and Guidelines




Louisiana Main Street Downtown Design Guidelines

Design Guidelines Cover Download the Louisiana Main Street Downtown Design Guidelines



Louisiana Main Street Architectural ABC's Coloring Book

Coloring Book Cover Download Louisiana Architectural ABC's Coloring Book



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