Paint a Spooky Window in the Heights!

Artists of all ages are welcome to register for Arlington Heights’ Annual Halloween Window Painting

Spooky witches, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and scary ghosts will come alive as Arlington residents decorate 55 designated storefront windows in 23 Heights businesses on Saturday, September 30, 9am to 1pm. (Rain date, Sunday, October 1, 9am to 1pm). Paint a window by yourself or grab your friend or parent and paint one window together. All windows must have a family friendly Halloween theme.

Registration: Saturday, September 9, through Saturday, September 23. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is guaranteed to the first 55 entries. Please register online here

A $25 registration fee covers paint supplies purchased locally (an assortment of paint brushes and seven 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. The paintings will remain on display throughout the month of October, in time for the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Annual Heights Halloween Stroll on Friday, October 27, from 3-5pm.

This event is organized by the Arlington Heights Community Association, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture.

The Arlington Heights Community Association (AHCA) is a group of Heights business owners, residents, and non-profits who meet monthly to address local issues and concerns, support beautification projects, and organize public events in the Heights such as three seasonal window paintings, the Holiday Stroll and the Spring Fling Festival. Meetings take place on the third Thursday morning of every month. If you are interested in attending a meeting, volunteering at an event, or making a donation to support our activities, please contact Janet O’Riordan,