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UPDATED May 8: Arlington residents participated in the Arlington Heights' spring storefront window-painting, held Saturday, May 7, 9 to 1. Participants painted a window alone or with friend or family and paint a window together in one of 52 designated storefront windows in 21 Heights businesses. 

Designs must have a spring theme -- flowers, trees, birds, insects, etc. We also invite community painters to go beyond painting the beauty of spring blooms by including simple messages and/or steps that people can take to protect our environment and promote ecodiversity in their yards and townwide.

Percival videoThe paintings will remain on display throughout the spring and be featured at the Spring Fling Festival, set for Saturday, May 21, from 2 to 5 p.m.

That will include walking tours of the painted windows, live music, an arts pop-up market; activities for kids, including crafts, a puppet show and a “Touch-a-Truck” sponsored by the Arlington Fire & Police Departments; as well as a variety of information tables on how to ensure environmental sustainability.

Register for this event online at Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is guaranteed to the first 52 entries.

Artist-in-residence (right) Percival offers tips

Tune in with Arts Arlington's artist-in-residence Kari Percival and friends for some awesome advice on painting your own windows this Spring and sharing the message of using art to promote the importance of supporting a healthy environment.

A $25 registration fee covers paint supplies purchased locally (an assortment of paint brushes and acrylic paints in a preselected color palette, which will be available to painters on the day of the event).

After the registration closing date, painters will be emailed their window assignments, a rules and information flier, and a list of window-painting supplies and tips.

Eligibility: Anyone who resides in Arlington or attends school in Arlington is eligible to participate in this event. Painters under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Organized by the Arlington Heights Community Association, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture.

This news announcement was published Sunday, March 6, 2022, and updated May 8.

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