Downtown Holiday Window Contest Winners Selected

DABA    Santa visited Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St., which also won the Most Traditional category in the recent contest.

A great big thank you to all the participating businesses and artists who graced Downtown Alameda with their creative and awe-inspiring artistry during the holiday window contest. Thanks to the panel of judges who visited each and every window display and had the difficult job of choosing winners. Congrats to one and all.

Most Original: The Sewing Room, 2434 Webb Ave. (artist: Joanne Yada)
Most Traditional: Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St. (artist: David George, owner)
Best Use of Lights: West Wind Karate School, 1429 Park St. (artist: Jessica Warren)
Best Use of Merchandise or Products: Toy Safari, 1410 Park St. (artist: Helen Dean, owner)
People’s Favorite: OMM Inc., Mason Management, 2514 Santa Clara Ave. (artist: Jan Mason, owner)
Honorable Mentions: Daisy’s (artist: Barbara Mooney, owner), Glass Tek (artists: Haley & Emalee Phillips), PHOENIX (artist: Anita Sulimanovic), Team Silva Martial Arts (artist: Wesley Warren), Tootsies (artist: Liz Taylor, owner) and Twirl (artist: Sabrina Cazarez and the Twirl kids).

“I know first-hand how much work and passion go into perfecting each window. It is so wonderful to have the opportunity to create them for downtown,” said Jessica Warren, who was the coordinator of the event and also one of the winning artists. “I received so many heartfelt messages from window artists who said how much doing this meant to them.”

Gratitude to sponsors FLAX Art & Design and Digifli, the artists with 2nd Friday ArtWalk, the panel of judges, and all the district visitors who voted. Additionally, special thanks to Jessica and Wes Warren of Studio 23 and Alameda Artists for spearheading the contest for the second year.

There’s still time to enjoy the displays, most will be up through New Year’s Day. Learn more about the creative personalities behind each of the displays on the 2nd Friday ArtWalk website FridayArtWalk.com.
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DABA    Toy Safari’s store window at 1410 Park St. won the Best Use of Merchandise or Products category.
DABA    West Wind Karate School, 1529 Park St. earned the Best Use of Lights award.