Art Installations in Storefront Windows

Beautiful Downtown Lewiston’s Artwalk Committee selected three local artists whose art will be featured in storefront windows in downtown Lewiston in the fall of 2017. The storefront window art will debut during Artwalk on Friday, October 6, and remain in place until late December.

BDL developed the storefront art project to bring vibrancy, vitality and light to storefront windows during the fall, a time of year when the days begin getting rapidly shorter and darkened storefront windows are noticeable.

The project received grant funding from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and is sponsored by the Lewis Clark State College Center for Arts & History, Image! Design, Zions Bank and community members who purchase Artwalk buttons to support public art.

812 Main Street

The storefront window at 812 Main Street will display Suzanne McHone’s glass and brick “skyline” of downtown Lewiston. McHone will apply thin paper to the glass, which allows her to use different colors and paper fibers to add depth and individuality to each piece. An art medium seals and protects the pieces giving them either a matte or gloss finish. Each grouping will feature the silhouette of something iconic to downtown Lewiston, such as a bicycle to represent that active lifestyle options that are prevalent downtown, a coffee mug, wine glass, a couple dancing to show the dining and night life opportunities or a dogwood blossom as a nod to the vibrant and growing art downtown art community.

814 Main Street

Artist Justin Glass’ “Bottle Tree” will be featured at 814 Main Street. Glass is an Asotin-raised metal fabricator who typically creates practical and functional art like bumpers, racks, plows, trailers, and wood splitters. Recently, at the request of family and friends he has started creating metal “bottle trees”. These whimsical yard art sculptures are aesthetically pleasing and allow the owner to display a special bottle collection. This gives them the opportunity to reminisce on special experiences where those bottles were opened and shared or travels and adventures where they were found. These trees have also been adapted for indoor use as decorative fixtures that can be updated each season with special photos, ornaments, or mementos.

800 Main Street

Joanne Stevenson’s art will be featured the windows at 800 Main Street, where Stevenson will paint vines, plants and flowers to create a play of transparent and opaque spaces that are a nod to our area’s agricultural heritage. The building will be under construction this fall as it is transformed into Newburry Square, a commercial building with multiple retail spaces and a restaurant space.

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