Arlington residents are invited to participate in the Arlington Heights Spring Storefront Window Painting Event, which will take place on Saturday, May 7th, from 9am to 1pm. Paint a window by yourself or grab your friend or family and paint a window together in one of 52 designated storefront windows in 21 Heights businesses.
Designs must have a spring theme — flowers, trees, birds, insects, etc. We also invite community painters to go beyond painting the beauty of spring blooms by including simple messages and/or steps that people can take to protect our environment and promote ecodiversity in their yards and town wide. Imagine sunflowers filled with native bumble bees, milkweed that nourishes monarch butterflies, a healthy Alewife Brook full of herring, and owls free from the threat of eating poison along with their natural prey! Let your creativity bloom!
The paintings will remain on display throughout the spring and be featured at a May 21st neighborhood festival which will include walking tours of painted windows, live music, activities for kids including crafts, a puppet show, and a “Touch-a-Truck” sponsored by the Arlington Fire & Police Departments.
Register for this event online at www.arlcc.org starting Monday, March 28th. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is guaranteed to the first 52 entries. A $25 registration fee covers paint supplies purchased locally (an assortment of paint brushes and acrylic paints in a pre-selected color palette, which will be available to painters on the day of the event).
After the registration closing date, painters will be emailed their window assignments, a rules and information flyer, and a list of window painting supplies and tips. Eligibility: Anyone who resides in Arlington or attends school in Arlington is eligible to participate in this event. Painters under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Organized by the Arlington Heights Community Association, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture.
EVENT: Arlington Heights Spring Window Painting
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 9am – 1pm (Rain date, Saturday, May 14, 9am – 1pm)