The Shops at Yale and Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District are inviting artists to submit applications for the inaugural Window Art Stroll & Contest taking place in downtown New Haven from Saturday, May 15 (rain date May 16) through Sunday, June 27.
This event is designed to showcase the amazing talent in Connecticut, and help artists promote their businesses, products and/or services by bringing art outdoors, directly to the public in a safe and responsible manner while creating a welcoming and vibrant downtown community. The event is timed perfectly for the Greater New Haven community to enjoy a pleasant walk through historic downtown New Haven to cure their cabin fever from a long winter.
The Shops at Yale and Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District organize both paid projects like our Mural Demonstration Series on Broadway Island and upcoming 40’ outdoor mural on 44 Whitney Avenue, and contests such as the Window Art Stroll. Contests are usually larger in scale, involve temporary art from many artists and include a people’s choice voting component with tiered prizes, like our popular New Haven Chalk Art Festival that attracts more than 80 artists from all over the region. This event is a contest with a people’s choice voting system.
We are looking for thoughtful and impressive “summer” themed artwork proposals. Artists will create an exterior window art display using acrylic paint on store and restaurant widows in a frame, border or edge design format. Each artist or team of two (maximum) will work in collaboration with their assigned merchant location.
We are looking for thoughtful and impressive summer themed artwork proposals. Artists will create exterior window art using acrylic paint on retail and restaurant windows in a frame, border or edge design format. Each artist or team of two will work in collaboration with their assigned merchant location in advance of the event, which can be done virtually.
Artists will paint their designs on Saturday, May 15 (rain date May 16) beginning at 10:00am and should be completed by 6:00pm. The artwork will be displayed from Saturday, May 15 to Sunday, June 27. A name plate with contact information for each artist will be installed during the week of May 17 to help encourage new business.
People’s Choice Prizes include $500 to L.L.Bean New Haven for first place, $250 to Patagonia New Haven for second place, $150 to Sneaker Junkies for third place, $100 to J.Crew for Best Summer Theme on Broadway, $100 to Raggs for Men & Women for Best Summer Theme on Chapel Street and $100 to Walker-Loden for Best Summer Theme on Whitney Avenue. Winners will be announced during the week of June 28.
Artists can sign up here by Saturday, March 6, 2021.