5th Avenue Art Route
The 5th Avenue Art Route is a sidewalk mural on 5th Avenue in Downtown Hendersonville in a project funded by an AARP Community Challenge Grant, designed for quick action projects to help communities become more livable for people of all ages. The Friends of Downtown Hendersonville are one of only 244 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This project will build the pedestrian connection between the two downtown commercial districts through creative visible sidewalk murals that will be selected and created through an engaged community process.
The City of Hendersonville has made strategic efforts to connect the 7th Avenue and Main Street districts, including a public-private partnership to complete the historic rehabilitation of the award-winning Grey Mill redevelopment workforce housing project that is located along 5th Avenue and serves as an anchor between the districts. Additionally, the Friends of Downtown began the Hendersonville Farmers Market in 2020 on Maple Street, a connection that will serve as a destination at the end of the 5th Avenue Art Route.