Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.'s Vision for Culpeper is a connected, adaptive and distinctive downtown that is inviting and attractive to multiple generations of entrepreneurs, residents and visitors.
The purpose of Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. is to ensure a growing and stable commercial center in downtown Culpeper by:
Increasing use of Downtown by Locals and Visitors
Improving District Identities
Promoting an Eclectic Business Mix
And, Strengthening a Unified and Enduring Sense of Place
Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI), is participating in Give Local Piedmont giving event on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
All donations to CRI during Give Local Piedmont will provide funding to assist CRI in placing Art in Public Places: Culpeper Downtown Signal Box Art Wrap Program.
The Culpeper downtown Sign Box Art Wraps, sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., will enhance the physical appearance and strengthen the sense of place in downtown Culpeper, while capitalizing on some of our assets: history, architecture, countryside and the growth of an arts culture in our community. Power box art wraps have become a unique and appealing way of increasing tourism and improving commerce. This project will enhance downtowns inviting atmosphere for new and existing businesses while enticing locals and visitors to make downtown a destination point. The Arts culture is growing in Culpeper and CRI is excited to utilize this growth and establish professional relationships with talented local artists to enhance the beauty of Culpeper Downtown Historic Commercial District through this program.
The goal for this project is to pictorially preserve and celebrate the art, history and culture of Culpeper while increasing the charm and character of our town for residents and visitors alike. We will take pride in:
Promoting economic development by increasing tourism, business and tax revenues, and property values; Inspiring and energizing our town and uniting our community, organized groups, and businesses by encouraging participation from all ages and walks of life; Beautifying our streets; and create a greater appreciation of the visual arts and our historical roots while establishing the face and identity of Culpeper.
CRI is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the vitality of downtown. This dedication has resulted in an APA Great Streets award for Davis Street and a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Thank you for your commitment to our community.
Culpeper Renaissance, Inc
Testimonial by The Cameleer:
" As the owner of The Cameleer, a downtown Culpeper business since 1992, I give a lot of credit to
Culpeper Renaissance for the revitalization of our area, Since 1988, it has enabled private-public partnerships and engineered a large core of volunteers to build an exceedingly attractive downtown destination for locals and tourists. I look forward to seeing what they can do in the next 30 years."
- Susan Bernhardt,
Testimonial by Pepperberries:
As a merchant in historic Downtown Culpeper, we are so pleased we chose Culpeper to establish our business. Every goal we set has been surpassed. As I look back on my research, I seriously considered the Old Town Fredericksburg area, until we came to Culpeper and met with Culpeper Renaissance Inc. Without your help, I would never have found my excellent location on the corner of Main and Davis Street. Your continued follow up is very much appreciated and comforting for me. My sincere appreciation to Culpeper Renaissance Inc. for providing me with the tools to be a success business in this fabulous town.
Owner of Pepperberries