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.

Below is artwork from a previous show. The current show runs through March 2020 and can be viewed on the North side of Yakima Avenue between the Hotel Maison and Third Avenue.

Current Artists

"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

The Arts Commission is accepting applications through February 29th, 2020 for the spring installation.

Click Here for the Application

For more details 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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