Banners and Benches

In March 2019, the NDDC was awarded a grant of $4,200 from Minnesota Main Street, a program under the auspices of The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.  The purpose of the grant is to provide funding for  lamp post banners and Riverwalk benches in the downtown Northfield district.

The banners will replace the red, white and blue “Historic Northfield since 1855” banners that have graced downtown Northfield for almost 20 years. The Historic Northfield banners were funded and produced in 2005 by the Sesquicentennial Committee and gifted to the City of Northfield.

There will be an open  competition for local artists to submit  design concepts for the banners. The winning artist will receive $400 for their efforts. Check back often to get updates on this project.

Click on this link to download the complete details about how to enter this competition.  If you have any questions during the application process, use the “Contact us” form at The deadline for artists’ submissions is June 7, 2019.