PROJECTwindows 2017 Judging Begins
PROJECTwindows is inspired by the art of Paul Gauguin and will coincide with a major show of his
work in June 2017. Participation includes special access to art and resources from the Art Institute of Chicago, brand placement on the Michigan Avenue website and media coverage. These is no fee to participate in Project Windows except for your own creative time and energy.
As always Oak Street Design is here to facilitate whatever is needed to help make your participation possible. Below are key dates listed for your planning purposes along with the participant information form.
Monday, July 10 - Professional judging begins
Monday, July 24 - Awards Party- Cafe des Architectes - Soﬁtel Chicago Water Tower
Each year PROJECTwindows elevates and celebrates the art and industry of visual display in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago and Michigan Avenue Magazine.
The Art Institute provides the theme each year and participants interpret the theme in a way that is authentic and unique to their brand. Participants, Mark Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Paul Stuart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and other comp set brands have created award winning designs much to the delight of the panel of judges, local residents and visiting tourists.
Windows are judged by a panel of civic leaders with expertise in design, retail and culture. Awards are given for design and message including: Best Design, Best use of Color, Best Message, Most Amusing and Most Glamorous.
Project Windows also engages Chicagoans and tourists with an on-line voting component facilitated by Michigan Avenue Magazine.
Windows are photographed and posted on the Michigan Avenue website where people can vote for the People’s Choice Award.
The month long celebration ends with an Awards Party hosted by Michigan Avenue Magazine. At the party, designers, judges and industry leaders celebrate as the awards are announced.