A great big thank you to all the businesses and artists who graced our downtown with their creative and awe-inspiring artistry during our holiday window contest. Our panel of judges visited each and every display and then had the difficult job of choosing winners. Congratulations to one and all!
The Sewing Room, 2434 Webb Ave (artist: Joanne Yada)
Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park Street (artist: David George, owner)
Best Use of Lights:
West Wind Karate School, 1429 Park Street (artist: Jessica Warren)
Best Use of Merchandise/Products:
Toy Safari, 1410 Park Street (artist: Helen Dean, owner)
OMM Inc., 2514 Santa Clara Ave (artist: Jan Mason, owner)
Honorable Mentions: Daisy’s (artist: Barbara Mooney, owner), Glass Tek (artists: Haley & Emalee Phillips), PHOENIX (artist: Anita Sulimanovic), Team Silva Martial Arts (artist: Wesley Warren), Tootsies (artist: Liz Taylor, owner), and Twirl (artist: Sabrina Cazarez and the Twirl kids).
The windows will be available for viewing through New Year’s Day. To learn more about the creative personalities behind each of the displays and to take a virtual tour, go to the 2nd Friday ArtWalk website: www.FridayArtWalk.com/downtown-alameda-holiday-window-contest-2018
“I know first hand how much work and passion goes into perfecting each window. It is so wonderful to have the opportunity to create them for downtown,” said Jessica Warren, who was the coordinator of the event and also one of the winning artists. “I received so many heartfelt messages from window artists who said how much doing this meant to them.”
Gratitude to our sponsors FLAX Art & Design and Digifli, the artists with 2nd Friday ArtWalk, the panel of judges, and all our district visitors who voted. Additionally, special thanks to Jessica and Wes Warren of Studio 23 and Alameda Artists for spearheading the contest for the second year.
Take a stroll and marvel at all the interesting details in each window…