In celebration of Halloween and leading up to Treats in the Streets (a safe alternative to trick-or-treating that has businesses handing out candy with workplace safety protocols in place), the Uptown Waterloo Business Improvement Area (BIA) has announced their new Window Walkers Art Walk.
Over the last week, local artists were commissioned by the BIA to paint windows of Uptown businesses and create a collection of interesting Halloween and autumn themed murals for the public to visit and capture photos.
“Throughout the pandemic we have hosted outdoor activities like the open-air market, Hughes Lane Art Walk and social media campaigns as a way to add some vibrancy to Uptown,” shares Tracy Van Kalsbeek, Executive Director of the Uptown Waterloo BIA. “This is another example where people can explore Uptown with family and friends within their social bubbles, at their own pace and time, check out interesting public art – all while visiting some of our local establishments too.”
From now until October 31st, the BIA is hosting a social media campaign around the Window Walkers that encourages people to capture all of the 14 murals and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the following hashtags: #uptownwaterloo #uptownwindowwalkers. A map for Window Walkers and Treats in the Streets can be found HERE.
Participating businesses: Dana Shortt, Crumby Cookie, Sock Factory, Just Love Pie, Score Pizza, Zero Waste Bulk, LUXE Nail Bar, House of Bamboo, July Nail Bar, Jinzakaya, Copper Branch, Hustl+Flow, Four All Ice Cream and Modo Yoga.
Participating artists: Andrea Lorentz, Laura Wagner, Sonia Nadeau, Tara Nix, Dawne Taylor-Gilders, Bari Parsch, Moumita Roychowdhury, Jason Panda, Julie Dring, Jason Piper, Lucy Lan, Angela Grasse, Lupita Guerro and Emily McDougall.