Art in the Windows
Downtown Syracuse is growing! Our streets are filled with new shopping, dining, and professional services opportunities. 18 new retail businesses opened in the 2017-2018 fiscal year!
Help us showcase available storefronts, while spotlighting the talents of local artists through our Art in the Windows program!. Temporary artwork installations - like the photo to the right, promote available spaces - activate Downtown's streetscape by generating new foot traffic, and expand the audience for the visual arts in our community.
Pictured to the right, the Falker Building, located at 246-248 East Water Street, featured two large interactive visuals in the Spring of 2018. At the street-level, any movement created a colage of dancing colors in real time. On the second-floor, moving eyes in two bay windows kept watch over the street. Artist Lorne Covington, who has been selected to light a large-scale project coming soon to Times Square, designed both pieces. Photo by Chuck Wainwright
Now in its fifth round, we are seeking applications for the next round of installations, expected in Spring, 2018.
Art in the Windows advances three goals:
To entertain the Downtown Syracuse community by bringing streetscape-enhancing artwork into vacant storefront windows;
To expand the audience for our visual arts community by reaching downtown residents, shoppers, employees, and visitors; and
To highlight vacant retail storefronts as available business opportunities.
The Downtown Committee of Syracuse is pleased to release the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Art in the Windows program, supported by grant funding from Tomorrow's Neighborhoods Today (TNT - Downtown). If you own or manage a building with available ground-floor space, your space is eligible to participate in Art in the Windows!
If you'd like to participate, please submit the requested materials to our Economic Development Program Manager Heather Schroeder via email at email@example.com. Please put “Art in the Windows” in the subject line. You may also call Heather with any questions at 315-470-1958.
We appreciate your support of Downtown Syracuse’s continued growth!
*Thank you to the Community Foundation for supporting the first, second and third installations of Art in the Windows.*
Art in the Windows Program Attracts Attention
Christopher Malone, Syracuse NewTimes (January 25, 2017)
Corina Cappabianca, TWCNews & TWCNews.com (February 12, 2017)
CBS 5, CNYCentral.com (July 25, 2017)
Gabrielle Mediak, Spectrum News (June 13, 2018)