Windows Alive! Project Is Back for a Fourth 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 invigorate windows of empty downtown storefronts by displaying their work as part of a 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.

The following artist’s works can be seen on the North side of Yakima Avenue between the Hotel Maison and Third Street. This installation runs from October 7th 2016 through February 17th, 2017.

Artists Currently On Display

"Empty windows in unoccupied storefronts send a message that isn't very positive," said Yakima Cheryl Hahn who originally championed the "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."

Windows Alive Coordinator:
Jane Cooper

Poster and post card art:
August Milford

Are you an artist in Central Washington and wish to be considered for the next installation? Click here for information on submitting work in the future.

Current Artwork on Display

Here’s a sampling of the art currently on display. Photos by Lonny Smart.

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