State-Wide Award for Public Arts Project
The town of Cleveland was recently recognized with the 2020 Mississippi Main Street Award for best public arts project for the installation of multiple sculptures on the downtown green-strip and on the campus of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi as part of the expansion of the Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden at Delta State University. Representatives from Team Cleveland, the City of Cleveland, and the Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden Committee were in attendance at the annual awards ceremony, held in Jackson on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
To learn more about the Mississippi Main Street Awards and Cleveland's arts partnerships, please see our press release and photo gallery!
Small Town. BIG Vibes.
We are Cleveland, Mississippi, and we are proud to call the Mississippi Delta our home.
In the truest spirit of a delta, we are composed of folks from many places. Our diversity of experiences and influences has created a rich community that has long focused on being a great place to live and work, with quality schools and forward-thinking leaders.
We are proud to be the home of Delta State University, and we celebrate the wealth of resources and knowledge they bring to our region. With a dedication to higher learning combined with down home spirit, we are firmly positioned as the Delta's College Town.
We are proud to be surrounded by the arts, from the Bologna Performing Arts Center to the Ellis Theater from our potters, painters, and poets to the Delta Music Institute and Grammy Museum Mississippi. Every day, the arts add color to our life and culture to our community and our Delta.
We are proud of our preserved downtown, where you can spend the day getting lost in our shops and restaurants, and discover for yourself that small town charm and personal service are still alive and well.
We invite you to be our guest, and are pleased to help you discover a different delta flavor.
We are Cleveland, Mississippi:
A Different Kind of Delta
About Team Cleveland Main Street
The Main Street Program, under the umbrella of the Cleveland Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce, was organized in 1990. Main Street is a national organization aimed at the revitalization and retention of downtowns. In 1993 the name was changed to Team Cleveland Main Street in order to reflect the community-wide commitment to promoting and revitalizing all of our business districts, citywide.