Window Wonderland is part of the Downtown Lafayette Unlimited Merry & Bright Downtown Christmas. Window Wonderland 2019 is a fine art installation in commercial display windows in Downtown Lafayette that brings together the community, business owners and local artists to celebrate civic pride and the holiday season by showcasing their creative talents in an artistic, family-friendly and festive format.
Twenty windows belonging to operating or vacant businesses along a two-block stretch of Jefferson’s Street urban core will be turned over to local artists who will create a stunning visual displays that celebrats the magic of the holiday season. The displays will be installed the week of Thanksgiving and be viewable by the public between November 30, 2019 (Small Business Saturday), and January 4th, 2020.
The Window Wonderland project will be curated by Urban Designer, Phanat Xanamane, who will integrate artists from diverse backgrounds with varying levels of experience and training in the arts, ranging from graphic design, painting, sculpture, fashion, theatrical & film set design, architecture, photography, interior design and more. The project facilitates a dynamic collaboration that allows the participating artists to meet and exchange ideas and tips on their craft. The artists can gain much from each other by developing their artistic network, while having an amazing opportunity to express their creativity and abilities in a very public venue.
Each display will be part of an overall competition for Best Window Wonderland with voting taking place online. The voting period will run through December 21st, with winners being announced alongside the winners of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza at the Merry & Bright Grand Finale.