Windows Alive! Project Is Back Online!

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.

Due to the Cornoavirus-19 outbreak and the Governor’s sheltered in order through at least May 4th, the complete show has not been installed. But you can enjoy some of the artwork online until they are installed as soon as it is safe to complete the project.

Below is a sample of the artwork and statements from the five selected artists. We will let you know when the pieces are installed on Yakima Avenue. Until then, enjoy the online art and be safe

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

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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