Windows Alive! Project Is Back!

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!". "Windows Alive!" is part of an ongoing effort to bring public art in 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 6th, 2017 through February 14, 2018.

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

Are you an artist in Central Washington and wish to be considered for the next installation? Contact Jane Cooper at

Current Artwork on Display

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

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