What We Do
Window Dressing is a storefront program that fills vacant buildings and unused spaces with short- term art installations, pop up events, and Creative Enterprise.
Developed to add vibrancy, revitalize neighborhoods and spark the creative economy, Window Dressing empowers local artists, artisans, community groups and creative businesses to generate activity in otherwise empty properties.
Imagine a city that transforms some of its most troubled spaces - boarded up buildings, vacant storefronts, abandoned alleyways - into vibrant opportunities for its citizens to engage. A city that maximizes every space, and sees promise and opportunity, even in the areas of greatest blight.
Through our Artscape program, Window Dressing works with property owners and artists to create temporary 2D, 3D and digital art installations in vacant and disused spaces, converting some of the most plagued locations into places of inspiration, captivation and community pride.
We believe our local makers, creators, artists, designers, crafters and creative entrepreneurs have the potential to transform Spokane into a more economically diverse, stronger and more vibrant city.
Through our Creative Enterprise program, we allow creative businesses to test their ideas with little risk by matching them with low cost space for up to six months in targeted areas. Creative Enterprise participants also receive in-depth professional development, one-on-one coaching, business resources and camaraderie amongst peers as part of the community-oriented program.