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Public Art

West Side Main Street commissioned Charly Jupiter Hamilton to paint a mural on Washington St. West and installed public art into the vacant Staats building. 

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Farmers Market

West Side Main Street understands the value of fresh and local produce within communities. We provided grant funds to the West Side Farmers’ Market and support the local food initiative, SAGE; just two of the many programs we’re involved in.

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Small Business

Local entrepreneurship is supported by small-scale family-owned businesses. West Side Main Street has helped attract over 40 businesses to the West Side, creating over 200 new jobs.

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Historic Buildings

West Side Main Street houses over 20 historic buildings in its district, like Staats Hospital and Stonewall Jackson Middle School. Preserving our history is important, which is why West Side Main Street has invested over $200,000 in restoration to date.

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Wiener Dog Race

The wiener dog race brings over 1,000 people to our neighborhood every summer. We have raised over $80,000 in fundraising events that is used for program development. 

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Ice Cream and the Arts in Elk City

The Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social has been a great success for the last 9 years, through the partnership of West Side Main Street, FestivALL, and United Dairy. This event takes you back in time, with a variety of live entertainment, stilt walkers, clowns, many activities for children, and of course, FREE ice cream!

The Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social always falls on the first Sunday of FestivALL, giving the community a sweet taste of what’s yet to come! This event is located on the front lawn of Stonewall Jackson Middle School, beginning at noon and running until 4:00 PM.

If you’d like to learn more about this event or sign up to volunteer for next year, please contact WSMS director, Stephanie Johnson, at