Windows into Art was an exhibition of contemporary art installed in vacant windows and storefronts in downtown Vancouver, Washington, from June 4 through July 5, 2010. It was an alternative means of viewing art—in an urban setting on public sidewalks—where anyone can discover art and come to it on their own terms. Windows into Art turned the street into a museum and connected people with art.

< About Windows into Art 2010

Click a location on the map to see the art
Each artist brought their individual vision to the exhibition. Click each of the building sites on the map to the left to access photos and information about the artist’s work.

Windows Into Art exhibition sites

  1. Former Koplan’s Home Furnishings Building
    1012 Washington St.
  2. Former First American Title Insurance Company drive-through window
    WashingtonSt. at W. Evergreen Blvd.
  3. Former Captain’s Sports Bar
    817 Washington St.
  4. Former Spanky’s
    812 Main St.
  5. Vancouver Ballroom
    808 Main St.
  6. Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office
    Main St. at E. 8th
  7. Former Columbian Building
    415 W. 6th St.

Participating property owners and managers

  • PREM Group/Bank of America
  • Ed Ashieris/Schofield Properties
  • Russ Bruner/Vancouver Ballroom
  • Billy Dean Leasing/Imperial Capital Bank
  • Keith Koplan/Koplans Building
  • The Phillips Group Inc.
  • Lee Rafferty/Spanky’s
  • Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office

1. Koplan’s Building

CRYSTAL SCHENK:
Fingerprint Project

Fingerprint Project is a series of all ten of my fingerprints, precisely crocheted from computer scans. This work addresses issues of heritage, heirlooms, and the legacies people leave behind. I have very little connection to my parents’ families, and have only a few doilies that have been passed on from both of my grandmothers. This handmade inheritance has piqued my curiosity as to what traces I will leave behind in this world. Will I pass on cracked antique china, unpaid bills, and my DNA, or simply leave tiny, unnoticed mementos of my existence? —Crystal Schenk

K.C. MADSEN
Elements

JENNIFER CORIO AND DAVE FREI
Shapely – maquette

YOSHIHIRO KITAI

BLAKE SHELL

HARRISON HIGGS
Planter

WILL LUERS
The Walking Man

KATHI RICK AND ANNE JOHN
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