Art Projects Sought for 2019 Windows Alive! Display

The Yakima Arts Commission is seeking applications for the 2019 Downtown Yakima Windows Alive! project. The deadline for artists to submit an application is 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 28th.

The goal is to have the show ready for Friday, April 5th.

This is the seventh season for the popular event, which enables talented artists and groups of artists to display their works and at the same time help invigorate empty downtown storefront windows. Artists residing in Yakima, Yakima County and elsewhere in Central Washington are invited to submit entries.

Following the selection process by the Yakima Arts Commission, 6 projects will be picked for the 2019 display. Individual artists or groups who are chosen to show their work in the windows will be paid a $250 stipend.

An application form and additional information concerning entry requirements are available at  Questions about the project can also be sent to

All types of art work are welcome, including paintings, drawings, fiber art, crafts, ceramics, photography, alternative materials and sculpture.

The current “Windows Alive!” installation began in October and is scheduled to end March 15th. The “Windows Alive!” art displays are located on the north side of Yakima Avenue between Hotel Maison and 3rd Street.

“Windows Alive!” was created by the Yakima Arts Commission, which serves as an advisory board to the Yakima City Council. The project is part of an ongoing effort to bring public art to downtown Yakima.