I think last year there were 30 businesses that participated. I don't know how many artists participated because some do more than one business, like I did last year and this year.
Yesterday, I spent from 8:30 - 4 p.m. (no break) painting the windows for Caffé Capri on Capitol Blvd. The previous two days I spent drawing sketches, planning the design, making templates, stencils, stamps and getting supplies ready. The design may be simple, but a lot of work has gone into it.
Here are my painting supplies on site.
I decided to create a winter garden of candy flowers. Here is the completed side facing Capitol Blvd.
Some of the windows on the front.
The entire front.
And what garden would be complete without a gnome? I decided to add him the day before.
Eventually, the Downtown Business Association will put pictures of all the windows on their Facebook page and people can vote for their favorite.