Winter is upon us and is here for the long haul. One of the ways small businesses add festive cheer is to hire local artists to create elaborate window displays. These eye catching designs pull people in, give them reason to stop and say “wow,” and provide important work to professional mural artists in the community.
Here are our picks of artists and design teams who can help you create a stunning custom window display or mural on your walls, windows, and doors this winter.
Flourish Artistic Services by Hailey Bonia
Hailey Bonia of Flourish Artistic Services creates public art with purpose that anyone can experience and enjoy. Her inspirations include psychology, spirituality, the human body, and nature/plants.
She offers custom window art, chalkboard signage, and murals and has got some delightful designs ready for Valentine’s Day.
m.ink creative studio
All of m.ink’s items are designed and handcrafted by business owner, Meg Nichols. Her mission is to celebrates inclusiveness, color, joy and nostalgia and the spirit of DIY. Her products and window designs strive to satisfy a need through making personalized options accessible and to delivery a variety of products for those who feel underrepresented in traditional retailers.
But she doesn’t just do large scale pieces, she also offers custom signs and hand lettering for smaller surfaces as well.
A woman of many talents, Anna Dugan is a Chalk Artist, Mural Artist, and Illustrator with a studio at Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts. Annadidathing combines humor, color, pattern-work, and life experience to create fun, relatable, & beautiful murals, stickers, T-shirts, and prints of original artwork. In all of her artwork, Anna is inspired by her Filipina-American heritage.
Amanda Beard Garcia of Likemind Design
Amanda Beard Garcia is a graphic designer, illustrator, muralist, and born-and-raised Bay Stater. Amanda holds a BFA in Illustration from RISD. When she’s not creating, you can usually find her wandering rock concerts, home-improving, and being trailed by her eight year-old Corgi (and mascot), Pica.
Sunil is an oil painter and mural artist available for hire.
Yenny is a Latinx award winning graphic designer and illustrator from the North Shore. Of Puerto Rican descent her work pulls from her heritage and is often infused with vibrant colors and tropical foliage. Working both digitally and in print Yenny’s work incorporates color, typography, hand lettering and portraiture.
Her work spans from messages of positivity, finding your voice, to depicting family, friends, and artists of color. Striving to grow Latinx representation in design and illustration, her work has also begun to include Spanish and topics that speak specifically to the Latinx community.
Wendy Ekole – The Sophisticated Chaton
Good 2 Go and WAMX at Raw Art Works (RAW)
Good 2 Go – G2G is made up of a team of young men who work together to create positive change in their community through public art.
Contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WAMX is made up of a team of young womxn who work together to create positive change in their community through public art.
Contact Laura at email@example.com for more information.
Professional painter and Jack of all trades, Desiree provides customized chalk art board designs and accepts commissions for all artistic needs.
Ramon is Lynn-based mural artist for hire.
Bendelyn “Flé” Dabel
Haitian artist / Designer Flé is a mural artist for hire.
Are you an artist who would like to be added to this list? Send our editor a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Collective’s 2021 #StayLocal Campaign
Initiative encourages community to shop small and support local small businesses this November and December
The approaching Holiday season is putting people in the shopping, eating, and drinking mood as small businesses across the North Shore are gearing up for the busiest time of the year. Following up the successful 2020 #StayLocal campaign, Creative Collective is launching #StayLocal2021, encouraging individuals to shop and support small this upcoming holiday season. Learn more.