Washington Gateway Main Street seeks to preserve and promote the creative energy and convivial spirit of the South End by fostering a main street environment that is a safe, beautiful, active and inviting place to live, shop, work and play.



ARTSE (Art in the South End) is Washington Gateway Main Street’s public art initiative designed with one focus - bring more art to South End streets & parks. Your support will help make the South End neighborhood attractive, active & safe.

You can purchase all of the art from our ARTSE Party at the link below prior to First Friday! Check it out.


Major developments either recently completed, underway, or planned are bringing more than 2,400 new apartments and condos to the South End. Our main street is bustling with all the increased development, residents and activity in the neighborhood.

Washington Gateway Main Street is working in partnership with Project Place on the Clean Streets Initiative, providing services above and beyond the City’s services to ensure the South End is a healthy place to live, shop, work and play. Project Place crews clean the sidewalks on both sides of Washington St. on Wednesdays and Fridays for 9 hours each day.

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Washington Gateway Main Street and Blackstone Franklin Sq. neighborhood Assoc. partnered to install art lighting installations in Blackstone Square and Franklin Square parks on Washington Street in the South End.  These installations keep the two historic squares safer, brighter and more appealing. The parks are now being used more during the evening hours.


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Washington Gateway Main Street is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. We rely on generous contributions from the community to keep our programs running throughout the year. Your tax deductible donation, no matter the amount, is truly appreciated.