June 21 – 25: East Hills 19 Windows, Window Display Contest

19 WINDOWS – 1 Competition, 7 Judges, 4 Cash Prizes

19 WINDOWS – the second window design competition sponsored by businesses in the East Hills Business District of Grand Rapids, MI.

19 WINDOWS is a competition for the design and installation of original storefront windows. Artists apply and are accepted, then randomly paired with one of the 20+ participating businesses. Artists work with business owners to design an original window display that works within the existing constraints of the storefront, and uniquely interprets the nature of the business. There are 4 cash prizes this year from $1,000 to $250: 20+ participating businesses, an artists reception, 7 Judges, and a daylong event with an awards ceremony. 

The competition is designed to increase collaboration between the business community and local designers/artists and showcase the role independently owned businesses play in the sustainability of urban neighborhoods.

June 21 – Window installations completed by 6pm and Artist Reception 6:30pm

June 22 – People’s Choice voting begins. Votes can be cast at any participating business during open hours. Official ballot must be used, available at participating businesses.

June 25 – East Hills daylong 19 WINDOWS event, street closed and musical performances by Brie Stoner, Lux Vander Ark and An Dro. Judges and People’s Choice voting. Winners ceremony in the ICCF garden from 7:30 – 9:00pm

June 29 – Windows removed

East Hills Business District
Cherry, Lake and Diamond
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Jessa Dutton
Email: duttonj@neighborhoodventures.org

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