There’s always something happening on Platteville Main Street.

Feb 9, 2016

The 2016 WalkDown Main event will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd.

This year the event will take place at the Rollo Jamison Museum.   

More details to follow.....

Dec 1, 2015

Dec 5, 2015

Join us on December 5 at 115 West Main Street  from 10am to 3pm for a Holiday Pop-Up Event!

Featuring Local Artists: jewelry design, wood crafting, photography, painted and acrylic art.

Kelsey from Massages by Kelsey will be providing chair massage from 11am-1pm.

Relax and enjoy festive music, holiday snacks and a visit from Santa!

Oct 15, 2015

Sweet Treats on Main - October 24, 2015

Safe trick-or-treating at Main Street businesses from 11am-2pm.

Free movie at the Avalon Cinema at 9:30am Hotel Transylvania.

Free train rides at Rollo Jamison Mining Museum from Noon-2pm.

Free pumpkin decorating at Garvey's Auto Service from 11am-2pm.

Costume characters: Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Cat in the Hat and Maleficent.

Mar 31, 2015
The 2015 WalkDown Main event will be held on Tuesday, May 5th.
          Reservations are required by April 24th -  mail in your payment and reservation information
                                                                                         to 20 S. Fourth Street, Platteville, WI 53818
                                                                                         or call the Platteville Main Street Program office
                                                                                         to reserve your spot - (608) 348-4505
          Ticket prices - $40.00 per person /  $75.00 per couple
              Event Details                  
              5:00 pm - Appetizers at Rountree Hall - 30 North Elm Street
              6:00 pm - Historical Presentation by James Hibbard  -
                                    The program will be held in the Southwest Wisconsin Room 
                                                                                             Ullsvik Hall - UW Platteville
              7:00 pm - Dinner & Dessert - "Burg House" 315 West Main Street
                                     Dinner will be Catered by Los Amigos Restaurant
                                     Entertainment "Cinco de May" - Mariachi Band from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
                                     Dessert catered by Gina's Restaurant
Feb 17, 2015

Following is the list of Musicians scheduled to perform at this year's Music in the Park series, held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm - 8 pm .

June 18th - City Band
June 25th - The Wundo Band
July 9th - Aquatic Hitchhikers
July 16th - Ralph Kluseman Entertainment
July 23rd - Okham's Razor
July 30th - Mighty Wheelhouse
August 6th - Mama's Puddin'
August 13th - Mascot Theory
August 20th - Ken Kilian's Swingtet  (Volunteer Party!)



Nov 25, 2014


Shop at the Platteville Main Street stores for all your holiday gifts!

Free Gift Wrapping at Badger Brothers Coffee - 11 am - 2 pm

Visit with Santa Claus at the following locations:

11:00 - 12:00 - Badger Brothers Coffee

12:00 - 12:30 - Elements

12:30 - 1:00  - Momentum Bikes

For More Information, see our Facebook Page or

find merchant contact information in the BUSINESS DIRECTORY!

Nov 3, 2014

FREE Pop-Up Film Festival - Thursday, Nov. 13th at 6pm

 Platteville Municipal Auditorium - 75 N. Bonson Street, Platteville
 Event is hosted by the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee
 The Pop Up film festival includes:
Opening Reception with local food snacks and information tables on:

  • Platteville winter farmers market
  • Driftless Market
  • Two Onion Farm CSA (community supported agriculture)
  • local UW Platteville Sunflower Oil project
  • UW Platteville fall semester student project using GIS technology to map local products
  • 3 Flat Acres Farm
  • backyard composting and vermicomposting
  • information on local ordinances on keeping backyard bees and chickens
  • and details on Platteville recycling and waste management!

The viewing of the 10 Real Food Media contest winning films (approx. 37 min. to view all 10 films); will be followed by moderated discussion.
Childcare will be available during the film.
A Pop Up Event typically refers to some type of art exhibit, social activity or performance in a location not typically used for the that type of event, like a Pop Up Art Gallery in an empty store front. This format is often utilized to draw attention to a space that may be underutilized. This is the
first time that a large screen will be set up in the historic Platteville Municipal Auditorium to view films.


Jul 31, 2014

Congratulations to our newest Main Street business!

Julie's Da Vine Wine & Stein- Antiques & Local Products

110 West Main St.  


Tue - Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dear Orleans - Authentic Creole and Cajun cuisine

125 East Main Street 


Monday- Saturday – 11:30am-9pm 

12 Baskets – A Bent and Dent grocery store

185 W Irving Pl (on the corner of Main and Court Street, across from Garvey’s Service Station)


Tue - Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jul 31, 2014

Platteville Community Fund accepting grant applications

The Platteville Community Fund is now accepting grant applications for its fall grant cycle. The application deadline is September 15, 2014. Applications must be completed online and submitted online no later than 4 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2014. Mailed, emailed or faxed copies of applications and/or incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

In making the grant application announcement, Platteville Community Fund advisory board chair Nathan Curry noted, “We are extremely pleased that the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin has implemented a user-friendly online grant application. Grant applicants will no longer be required to mail copies of grant applications to an office in Janesville. The information requested in the online application mirrors that which was requested in the prior application. Lindsey Hulstrom, CFSW grants and scholarship manager, will be available via phone (608-758-0883) or email (lindsey@cfsw.org) to answer questions and assist with online grant completion.”

The Platteville Community Fund seeks projects or programs that address current community needs in the areas of arts, education, environment, historic preservation, and health and human services. Projects or programs provided by charitable non-profits that serve the people within the Platteville School District are eligible for consideration. Requests from individuals are not eligible. The PCF Advisory Board is particularly interested in projects that support initiatives in sustainability, community access, events and activities that promote the arts and diversity and innovative ideas for children and families.

Since 2005 the Platteville Community Fund has awarded over 140 grants totaling just over $256,000. During this fall 2014 grant period, inaugural awards will be made from the Carmen and Eva Beining Community Fund as well as from the Platteville Community Fund Endowment, the Robert and Marian Graham Community Fund, and the Schneller-Tang Charitable Endowment.

The application form is available online at the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin website (www.cfsw.org). Select the “Grants” tab and then “Open Grant Applications.” Completed applications must be submitted online no later than 4p.m., Monday, September 15, 2014. Mailed, emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.

The Platteville Community Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., a tax-exempt public charity. For more information, contact Nathan Curry, advisory board chair, at (608)348-2615 or Barb Daus, donor services representative with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, at (608)778-3344 or barb@cfsw.org. Community members interested in making a donation may send a check to the Platteville Community Fund, PO Box 46, Platteville, WI 53815, or make a donation online at www.cfsw.org.

Jul 31, 2014

Rountree Gallery’s latest show, opened July 30th  and features the art of Carole Spelic’ and Tisha Sandberg.  An artist reception will be held Sunday, August 3 from 1pm-3pm.  The show runs through August 24th

Carole Spelic lives in one of those fabulous old stone buildings in downtown Mineral Point, WI, just above the gallery, Green Lantern Studios.  Her studio is in another, even older, stone building on the property. Her current sculptural output employs home-made paper mache’.  Her primary concerns are regional Native American artifacts (both functional and ceremonial), obsolete writing systems, and the forms of Wisconsin lakes and rivers. Carole also teaches a variety of art classes at UW Platteville.

“All of the forms I am working with are made of paper maché, for which I have developed my own "mash" recipe.  The major ingredient is "found" material - such as office paper, junk mail, old art announcements, and remaindered and reclaimed books.”

A wonderful public school education and opportunities available growing up in a college town (DeKalb, Illinois) made a lasting impression on Tisha Sandberg’s creative life. Tisha was Arts and Culture Coordinator at UW-Platteville for two years, coordinating the ArtsBuild program as well as the Sewing and Quilting Expo. She currently works from a home studio high above the Mississippi river in rural Grant County.  She teaches and exhibits in a variety of venues throughout the Midwest.

“My current art-making involves …Dyed, printed and painted fabric, free-form stitching and beading, combining paper and fabric with found objects, hardware or other materials: I’m open to using just about anything and love finding ways to utilize things that would usually be thrown away. Used dryer sheets are a main component of many of the pieces in this exhibit. “

Rountree Gallery 385 East Main Street, Platteville WI 53818

Rountree Gallery is located on the second floor of the Mining Museum building on the corner of East Main Street and Virgin Avenue.

Summer hours: Wednesday-Friday 12-4:30 pm, Saturday 10 am-4:30 pm, Sunday 12-4:30 pm