Vacant Storefront Creative Design Contest Winners Announced


True Colors by Greggy Bazille

Five artists have been chosen to participate in a City of Cambridge initiative to energize Cambridge neighborhoods by filling vacant store windows with reproductions of locally-made art.

The Vacant Storefront Creative Design Contest, organized by the Community Development Department and Cambridge Arts, attracted more than 200 original art work submissions. A jury selected 15 semi-finalists and the Cambridge community picked the 5 winning designs through a public vote online and in person at the City Hall Annex. Each artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium. The five winning designs represent a range of mediums from Cambridge artists:

To request a design, property managers or owners of vacant storefronts will contact the Cambridge Community Development Department and indicate which finalist design they are interested in displaying. The Community Development Department will provide a high-resolution file of the design that can be printed on vinyl or paper. The property management company is responsible for printing and installing the design. Requests for designs will be accepted on a rolling basis through March 2022.

To view finalist designs and for more information about the contest, visit

2020 Cambridge Vacant Storefront Creative Design Contest Winners

True Colors by Greggy Bazille 
Longing by H. Laurie Kurens 
Shades of Brown by Mariona Lloreta 
Celestial by Cory Shea 
 Haitian Village Boy by Wishton Thime

Click here to view a gallery of the 2020 Finalists