WHAT WE DO– We are community advocates – growing, bettering, promoting & making Kent a better place to live, visit & do business!
We keep our downtown beautiful, alive and full of art through: Adopt-A-Spot, Clean-Up Kent Days, Holiday Lights & Window Decorating Contest, & Public Art Projects.
All year long, we produce events that drive traffic to our downtown businesses: Progressive Events, Chocolate Walk, Art & Wine Festival, Oktoberfest, Small Business Saturday, & ‘Round Town Music Festival.
Volunteer with Main Street Kent
Main Street Kent is always looking for friendly, energetic, reliable individuals to become volunteers with our organization. Every event we host requires the help of volunteers. Being a Main Street Kent volunteer is a great way to meet new people, know what’s going on in our community, and give back to it. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Sahr, Owner, Off the Wagon
“I’ve been a retailer for over 30 years and have come to believe in the power of collaboration. MSK is by far the strongest downtown association I have witnessed. MSK has a strong board of directors who all love Kent, and they collaborate with other organizations, downtown businesses, Heritage Ohio, and the National Main Street Center. We have seen huge increases in our sales over the years on the days of the events, and subsequently we hear customers talking of having discovered Kent on the days following events. Our average number of daily sales (averaged over a year) has steadily increased, more than doubling over the course of the last 5 years. MSK’s contributions to the downtown aesthetics have helped make the downtown a truly beautiful and fun place to visit. More people are shopping and enjoying Kent every day.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Who supports Main Street Kent (MSK)?
Some of our biggest supporters include: the City of Kent, The Davey Tree Expert Company, AMETEK, Smithers-Oasis, College Town Kent, Hometown Bank, Crooked River Arts Council, and Portage Community Bank.
Why should I support Main Street Kent?
We rely on contributions from companies, individuals, and organizations alike to help us achieve our mission. You can be a part of the ongoing revitalization efforts and the sustainability of downtown Kent. We rely on volunteers for everything we do, and funding is a part of that, too. Every bit of donated time and money helps!
What does my money go toward?
Donations to Main Street Kent go toward a number of things, including marketing efforts, public art projects, clean-up efforts, special events, our general operating fund, and more. Want to support a specific effort? Just tell us!