Windows Alive! Project Is Back for Third Year!

Last year, the Yakima Arts Commission, an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council, developed an idea to harness the creativity of Central Washington artists to help invigorate windows of empty downtown storefronts by displaying their work as part of a new project called, "Windows Alive!". Based on similar projects that have proven successful in other cities, "Windows Alive!" is part of an ongoing effort to bring new life and activity to Downtown Yakima. This is the 4th installment of window displays and in total the Yakima Arts Commission has sponsored 25 windows thus far!

Are you an artist in Central Washington and wish to be considered for the next installation? Click the Call to Artist Form to apply.

Current Works on display through September 6, 2015

"Empty windows in unoccupied storefronts send a message that isn't very positive," said Yakima Cheryl Hahn who is chairperson for this year's "Windows Alive!" project. "The idea behind 'Windows Alive!' is to fill those storefront windows with beautiful art and create a more engaging and vibrant environment downtown. The project also gives local artists a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work," said Yakima artist Cheryl H. Hahn.

In addition to the contributions made to the project by the Yakima Arts Commission, support has also been provided by the City of Yakima, JEM Development, Inc., Inland Lighting, Action Window Cleaning, David Lynx and the Yakima Hilton Garden Inn.

City of Yakima contact:
Sean Hawkins
Economic Development Manager
Yakima City Hall
129 North 2nd Street
Yakima, WA 98901

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