Businesses have teamed up with local artists to create festive holiday displays. Bundle up the kids, buy a warm beverage, ice cream or fro yo and take a stroll to enjoy the wonderful sights. Vote for your favorite and help artists win cash and prizes from sponsors Digifli and Flax Art & Design. Voting ends on December 17.
To place your vote for the People’s Choice category, post a picture of your favorite window on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #DAHWC — be sure to include the shop name in your post.
Not on social media? You can still grab a ballot at your favorite window and then drop it in Santa’s Mailbox in front of the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex.
Prizes will be awarded in four additional categories: 1) Most Original, 2) Most Traditional, 3) Best Use of Lights, and 4) Best Use of Merchandise/Products.
Jessica and Wes Warren, owners of Studio 23, have been working hand-in-hand with the Downtown Association to make the district twinkle. Jess & Wes matched local artists with downtown business owners and the end results can be seen in the dozens of holiday window displays.
Our wonderful panel of judges will be out viewing the windows on an unannounced night: Mayor Trish Spencer (City of Alameda), Amos White (manager of Beyond Words: Jazz and Poetry), Liz Rush (Public Arts Commissioner, City of Alameda), Heather Reed (photographer), and Sarah Henry (Public Information Officer, City of Alameda).
Information about the artists and the judge can be viewed on the 2nd Friday ArtWalk website.
To find the 26 businesses that are participating in the contest, view the interactive map on our website: www.DowntownAlameda.com/holidays#windows.
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Who has the best window display? Cast your vote for one of these businesses:
Alameda See Spot Run (2510 Santa Clara Ave)
Bead Inspirations (1544 Park Street)
Books Inc. (1344 Park Street)
Club House Sports Bar (1215 Park Street)
Daisy’s (1347 Park Street)
Fort Knox (1546 Park Street)
GlassTek (1726 Park Street #B)
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden (1223 Park Street)
LanVie (1419 Park Street)
Lost City Antiques (1519 Park Street)
Modern Mouse (2223 South Shore Center)
OMM, Inc. (2514 Santa Clara Ave)
PHOENIX (2315 Lincoln Ave)
RE/MAX Tribute (2437 Santa Clara Ave)
Starbaby Studio (1309 Park Street)
Starland School of Music (1631 Park Street)
Studio 23 (2309B Encinal Ave)
Team Silva BJJ (1502 Park Street)
The Hobnob (1313 Park Street)
The Local (1333 Park Street)
The Sewing Room (2434 Webb Ave)
Tootsies Alameda (1350A Park Street)
Toy Safari (1410 Park Street)
Tucker’s Ice Cream (1349 Park Street)
Twirl (1424 Park Street)
West Wind School (1429 Park Street)
Oh, what fun it is in Downtown Alameda this holiday season!