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Shops at Yale Window Art Stroll & Artist Contest

May 15 - June 27

Shops at Yale Window Art Stroll

During the Shops at Yale Window Art Stroll May 15 – June 27, 2021 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 10:00 am and should be completed by 6:00pm. The artwork will be displayed from Saturday, May 15 to Sunday, June 27, 2021. A name plate with contact information for each artist will be installed during the week of May 17, 2021 to help encourage new business.

Artist Applications are due by Saturday, March 6, 2021 – TheShopsatYale.com/WindowArtStrollSignUp

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 installation at 44 Whitney Avenue, and contests such as the Window Art Stroll & Contest. 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.


May 15
June 27
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The Shops at Yale
Chapel Street and Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
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