The Winners of the 2013 OTW Window Contest are Eugene B. Smith Gallery for Most Original, Incredible Flying Objects for Most Whimsical and Simply Charming Boutique for most Traditional.
Honorable Mention goes to Bell’s Find Clothing for Most Original, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum for Most Whimsical and West Side Barber for Most Traditional.
Over 25 downtown businesses participated in this year’s contest. Windows ranged from a hand painted window at the Discovery Museum with an interactive feature for cell phone users to automated elves in Bell’s window. Several windows had model trains including IFO which carefully photographed and cut out images of people and features of the downtown. Some windows were more traditional like Simply Charming which depicted a living room with a fireplace and decorated tree.
“The window contest gives people yet another reason to come downtown for the holidays to enjoy looking at the windows and to do their holiday shopping at downtown businesses,” states Jennifer Bell, Downtown Manager. There are numerous holiday events this weekend in Old Town Winchester and on December 14 with a day-long Holly Jolly Celebration.
Participating businesses include: All Seasons/Colonial Wig Room at 218 S. Loudoun St., White House Country Store at 204 S. Loudoun St., Old Town General Store at 106 S. Loudoun St., Discovery Museum at 54 S. Loudoun St., Once Upon A Find at 48 S. Loudoun St., Posh Pets Boutique at 16 S. Loudoun St., Second Skin at 4 S. Loudoun St., Westervelt Photography at 15 W. Boscawen St., Bluebells at 6 W. Boscawen St., West Side Barber at 37 W. Boscawen St., Polka Dot Pot at 7 N. Loudoun St., Eugene B. Smith Gallery at 25 N. Loudoun St., Fashion Worthy at 27 N. Loudoun St., Incredible Flying Objects at 111 N. Loudoun St., Bell’s Fine Clothing at 120-122 N. Loudoun St., Abija Blue at 126 N. Loudoun St., Richard’s Jewelry at 128 N. Loudoun St., Runners’ Retreat at 135 N. Loudoun St., Handworks Gallery at 150 N. Loudoun St., Olde Town Armory & Heirlooms at 151 N. Loudoun St., RealiteaZe Hair Designs at 150 N. Loudoun St., Old Town Stained Glass at 161 N. Loudoun St., Winchester Book Gallery at 185 N. Loudoun St., The Piccadilly Printing Company at 32 E. Piccadilly St., Simply Charming Boutique at 28 W. Piccadilly St., Total Image Workingman’s Store at 325 W. Boscawen St.
Come downtown to check out all the participants or check out our Facebook page for more pictures of the winners.