May 2021

Artwork: "Meet Me in Mesquite" by Jessica Chappell. This is one of eight works of art to be featured at Front Street Station In Downtown Mesquite.

Front Street Station Grand Opening May 22

FREE Family Fun, Food Trucks, Vendors, Giveaways and More

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 4 p.m.

Join in and be part of Downtown Mesquite history!

Live Music

Performances start at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to stay for Penny and the Flamethrowers at 6:45 p.m.

Limited-Edition Posters Free to First 100 Visitors

Be sure to pick up a free limited-edition poster featuring the artwork selected to be featured as murals at Front Street Station.

An original poem about Front Street Station, penned by local artist Paige Lehmann, will be part of a commemorative bookmark also available for free at the event.

The artwork above, Anaya Harmony, is by artist Susie Cortez. It is one of the eight works selected for the project. See all of them on May 22.

Public Invited to Free Grand Opening Celebration

You are invited to join in the grand opening celebration at Front Street Station in Downtown Mesquite on May 22.

This event, free to the public, will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. During the ceremony, the public will be invited to join in the proceedings.

Following the ribbon-cutting, the public is invited to enjoy a first view of eight new 10'x7' murals placed throughout the project area. In addition, free limited-edition posters featuring all of the artwork will be distributed to the first 100 in attendance.

Free snowcones will be available, and food trucks will be on-site ready to serve up their specialties (purchase required at food trucks).

We'll renew our invitation to the public to put their own stamp on an upcoming downtown public art project with Paint U in the Horseshoe. We'll have a painting station available for adults to design their own horseshoe that will eventually be part of a public art installation.

Penny and the Flamethrowers will take the stage at 6:45 p.m. to entertain with their rockabilly sound.

Be sure to be there at 7:30 p.m. when the lights go on for the first time throughout the project area.

Read more about Front Street station at this link.

New Weekly Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market Opens June 12

Be sure to keep Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., open on your calendar. That's the day the new, weekly Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market will open!

Vendors are currently being sought for the market, which will feature locally grown produce, artisans, live music, art and more. To be considered as a vendor, please use this link to register your interest. The market will be operated by Lively Local Markets.

Free farmers market tote bags and other goodies will be available for the first 100 visitors to the grand opening. Watch the official Downtown Mesquite, TX Facebook page for more details coming soon.

The Wellness Place Opens; Celebration, Open House Set for May 15

The Wellness Place, a licensed massage therapy and fitness center at 210 W. Davis St., will welcome visitors to their new Downtown Mesquite location from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 The public is invited to the free event, which will feature giveaways, massage demonstrations, small-group tours and more. Details are available on the event Facebook page found at this link.

Julie Greer Real Estate, also at 210 W. Davis St., will host a pop-up event by B&B Bundt Cakes with mini bundts in fun and traditional flavors. Dr. Mike Anderson, D.C., will also be open.

Facade Improvement Projects Continue Momentum Downtown

City Council's approval of facade grants for 215 and 217 W. Main St. (known as Carroll Place) are the most recent additions to the growing list of improvements in the Downtown Mesquite area.

Two projects have been completed, and the improvement project at Bink Suites, 111 W. Main St., is nearing completion. The Carroll Place projects are expected to begin this summer.

Click here for more details.

May is National Historic Preservation Month

Downtown Mesquite and Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) are joining forces once again to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month. Be sure to check the official Downtown Mesquite, TX Facebook page and the page of HMI to enjoy daily posts throughout the month concerning all things historic.

Plan on joining HMI for a re-opening of the newly restored Webb-Crownover Franklin Cabin this Saturday, May 15,from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Opal Lawrence Historical Park.

Considered to be one of the oldest buildings in eastern Dallas County, the circa 1845 Webb-Crownover cabin was most likely the first home of Capt. A.W. Webb and his wife, Lucinda Crownover.

See details at this link.

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