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Downtown Syracuse is growing! Our streets are filled with new shopping, dining, and professional services opportunities. 24 new retail businesses opened in the 2016-2017 fiscal year! 

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. is seeking applications for the next installment of Art in the Windows. The goal is to showcase available storefronts, while spotlighting the talents of local artists.  

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 the Central New York Community Foundation. If you own or manage a building with available ground-floor space, your space is eligible to participate in Art in the Windows!

Please click here to download the RFP.

If you'd like to participate, please submit the requested materials to our Economic Development Program Manager Heather Schroeder via email at hschroeder@downtownsyracuse.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!

Media Coverage:
Art in the Windows Program 

Windows of Opportunity: Short-term leases blossom into long-term homes for local businesses

Christopher Malone, Syracuse NewTimes (January 25, 2017)

Downtown Committee Project Aims to Attract Retailers to Vacant Spaces 

Corina Cappabianca, TWCNews & TWCNews.com (February 12, 2017)

Harborfest, Wallendas at Canal Fest, 'Art in the Windows' and library upgrades

CBS 5, CNYCentral.com (July 25, 2017)

To read about the latest installments of Art in the Windows, please click here.