Bundle up, grab your favorite hot beverage, and find the holiday spirit Downtown while you vote in the first-ever holiday window display competition! Votes need to be cast by Wednesday, December 16, so here’s everything you need to know about this fun (and socially distanced!) event.

The holiday window display competition is the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s latest public art event that showcases the works of 13 local artists, coordinated and curated by artist Jayla Patton.

Each artist had just 25 days to share their artistic vision and collaborate with a downtown business to design, create, and implement their window display. You’ll see windows that are cartoony or whimsical, elegant or campy – but they all have that festive spirit.

Since outdoor activities are the safest way to celebrate the season, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership was excited to pull together a compelling holiday themed installation, while getting small businesses involved.

The artists and businesses worked hard to create some truly compelling holiday-themed installations!

Besides getting the artists and businesses involved, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership also wants you to get involved, too! This is where all the bundling up and hot beverages come in! Just head Downtown to visit the 13 window displays, then vote on your favorite!

Voting ballots are available at participating businesses, as well as at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market Information Booth in Market Square (which is where the ballot drop box is located). Each window is labeled, and the business with the winning display will receive a $2000 prize to donate to a charity of their choice. Votes will be counted on December 16, so make your plans to get downtown soon!

ArtistBusinessCharity
Sarah JacobsBoutique La PasserelleThe Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Jen Joyce306 Forbes BoutiqueSarah Heinz House Association
Dave EnglishNicholas Coffee & Tea Co.Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) & Human Animal Rescue
Tom SarverJoseph Orlando ClothiersChildren’s Hospital
Katy Dementlove, PittsburghSisters PGH
Suzanne MauroFresh NostalgiaJaime Vick Moran Scholarship Fund
Megan ShalonisHeinz Healey’sJubilee Soup Kitchen
Toni LibertoInkwell at OxfordAnimal Friends
Alycia WashingtonPG&HThe Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund for Artists
Staci BackauskasPeter LawrencePlanned Parenthood
Jessica Alpern BrownBroff’s Diamond & Loan Co.Animal Friends
Cat BurtonMarket Street GroceryPittsburgh Cares
Jameelah PlattSocial StatusBLAQK House Collections

So, go vote and then tell us…which window is your favorite??

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Lauren Roberts

Lauren loves all things Pittsburgh and all things food! When she's not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her in the kitchen trying a new recipe, working on her photography, or out on a bike ride exploring the city.

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