Monticello Main Street | Beautification Projects

Beautification Projects


Beautification Projects are completed by the Design Committee. These projects involve planting flowers in pots in the downtown district, various murals on the walls of downtown businesses, as well as many holiday related decorations to highlight the vibrancy of our downtown.


Flowers on the Square

Starting in January the Design Committee commences plans for the filling of the flower pots to be placed around the square in late Spring. They research longer lasting and more durable plants, as well as types that can withstand hot summer sun. When plants are chosen and purchased, the committee gets together and plants the pots that are then distributed around the square. Each year the committee learns more and more about the best plants to use and it has shown in the outstanding results. The downtown becomes a beautiful garden of color and enjoyment for residents and visitors alike.


Holiday Lights on Streetscape Trees

The Design committee also has the responsibility of buying, lighting, and maintaining the white lights on the downtown streetscape trees for the holiday season. The Downtown turns into a magical holiday adventure when the trees are lit in late November until after the Chocolate Fantasy event in February. The lights really add a festive atmosphere to our beautiful downtown.



Through the years the Main Street Design committee has been responsible for the historic murals on Washington Street and Charter Street. The Charter street murals were painted by Monticello Middle School students and others were painted by other local artists.

If you would like to volunteer your help or have an idea for a Beautification Project, please contact a member of the design committee, send an email, or simply give our office a call.


Contact Information

PO Box 392
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 762-9318
(217) 762-9713 fax