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Green Window City Project: An Allentown Art Walk


In celebration of Earth Day and our May First Friday celebration–Art & The City–local artists and shop owners are building window displays from upcycled material for the Green Window City Project, which takes place in Allentown April 22-May 6. During that time, Western New Yorkers can come out to enjoy art, support local businesses, and #rethinkjunk.

The Green Window City Project is a collaborative effort between local artists and business owners to build installations in shop windows with upcycled elements rerouted from the waste stream, creating a pop-up gallery walk atmosphere. Documented from planning, to building, to debut, this teamwork further supports our community’s united effort for conscious – even creative – waste diversion.

The project demonstrates reclaimed materials’ form and function, while increasing awareness of reuse opportunities, local businesses, and artists. GWC is a synergistic opportunity to rethink waste, from both a personal and entrepreneurial angle.

Participating Shops – Artists:

Allen St. Poutine Company – Tim Genco
Allentown Association – Alex Grisanti
Buffalo Melting Point – Shelby Baron
Cafè 59 – Kayleigh Small of Nestingdoll
Caffèology – Marissa Lehner
Freshly Dipped – Ani Hoover
Furnishings – Khrista Tabak & Sam Epps
Grindhaus Cafe – Suzie Molnar
High Klass Hair – Sarah Field Sonnenberg
Hyatt’s All Things Creative – Elmwood Village Charter School and Buffalo Lab, a makerspace
Les Jardines – Jeremiah Schmelling
Mercury Salon – Ron Westlake
New Touch Of Elegance – Alicia Grunder
Salon Bandelian – The International Preparatory School
Allen Street Dress Shop – Julie Schworm of Savage Millinery
The Flo – Jaime Schmidt
The Manuel Barreto Studio – Austin Laughlin
The Pop In – Jess Widmer Art
Thin Ice – ShopCraft, et al
Walter Medical Inc. – Tina’s Tinys
University Heights CoLab

Click on this Interactive Map to walk the streets of Allentown and view all of the Green Window City Project displays.

And learn more about the Green Window City Project HERE.



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