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Halloween Window Painting Contest Seeks Artists

The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce (WWCC) is seeking artists and businesses to take part in the eighth annual Halloween Window Painting Contest set for Saturday, Oct. 24, it was announced.

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According to Matthew Mandell, WWCC executive director, the event in which children paint merchants’ windows for prizes is expected to to be the largest since the contest’s inception.

The contest is open to elementary, middle school and high school students and has three competition categories: most scary, best Halloween themed and most original.

Nine painters or teams of painters will win $25 gift certificates to Donut Crazy and have photos of them and their artwork posted on social media and local press, the announcement said.

Ruth Mannes, executive director of MoCA Westport, and Anne Greenberg, MoCA’s director of education, are the contest’s judges. Mandell credited Betsy Pollak and Our Town Crier for the contest’s creation and production.

“Families are really looking to do something for Halloween this year, and we’ve got a fun and safe event for them,” Mandell said. “COVID has disrupted so many things in our lives, but this contest, always a hit, will especially be embraced by everyone from resident to business person.”

Mandell said the Chamber is seeking painters and merchants to offer their windows for painting. For further information visit www.westportwestonchamber.com/halloween.

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